Designer: Jim Snyder
The Slide is essentially a long Slip– designed for very tall Zombies. However its hull is completely smooth and to compensate for that- the deck toe bumps are 1/2″ taller than the Slip bumps. It is 9′ 10″ long and features the Slip’s elliptical ends and shy bow. Both designs are 22″ wide at full chop- so they are minimalist. The Slide also features a new aggressive chine angle in the hull to help create a sharp leading edge around the hips and toes- and also to remove volume from the hull. Both the Slip and Slide feature the Jimirim II cockpit for superior dryness and fit- but can also be rendered with a standard stand-up cockpit rim for those who want zero extra volume at the knees and don’t need the superior waterproofing of the Jimirim II- or those who have fit issues with their knees.
The Slide solves the chop difficulties tall people have as it is very dense- although long. The shy bow makes it sink readily and the elliptical top view profile makes it spin mindlessly- a great option for true zombies. The generous bumps allow very low chops. It runs very quietly and smoothly underwater. So smooth- you’ll swear it has auto-pilot!