The Cymatic from Slater Designs / Tomo is the Hybrid of the hugely popular Omni and Sci-fi models. I have been riding the Cymatic in LFT (Linear flex technology) in the stock 5’6 dimensions which come in at 5’6 x 19 3/8 x 2 1/2 @ 29.7L.
The Cymatic was my introduction to the Tomo and Slater Designs family of surfboards, and was unlike anything I had ridden before. I knew from a lot of what I’d heard from people that had ridden the Sci-fi and the SKX that it would be fast, but I was still blown away by just how well the Cymatic moves across water, it is very very fast, and makes it around sections and across flat spots with great ease.
I was able to ride the Cymatic in a variety of conditions from around one foot (knee high) to around five-six foot (well overhead), and the board seemed at home everywhere you took it, never feeling like it was out of its depth. Putting a larger quad setup in the board when the waves got a bit bigger felt great, and stopped the board feeling too skatey in larger surf which can often happen with a shortened rail line like this on the Cymatic. To do this I used the Futures Fins Firewire 5-fin set, opting for the quad setup.
The Cymatic was a great performer in all conditions, and not just due to the quickness of the board, but also due to its nice and shortened length it is extremely maneuverable, allowing you to put the board into really unique positions on the wave and into maneuvers that really push the advancement of your surfing.
If you’re looking for a board that will
cover the majority of your local conditions, The Cymatic could be it. The board feels equally at home in hollow and powerful surf as it does in smaller junkier conditions, and with a change of fin setup the board can be suited to most of your local conditions.
The Cymatic is the natural hybrid of the Scifi and Omni models, continuing Tomos evolution of minimalistic highly engineered modern planning hull designs. Featuring a slightly more pulled in double bat tail, deeper quad inside single concave and increased rocker relative to the scifi, the Cymatic is an Avant Garde’ Ultra high performance Machine. Wave range 1-6ft
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