The G-Whiz is offered in 9’ and 9’4” lengths. The 9’4 is an inch wider, half an inch thicker and has about 40 liters more volume. Smaller, lighter or more experienced paddlers will benefit from the maneuverability of the shorter size, while larger, heavier or less experienced paddlers will benefit from the larger size’s added stability and buoyancy. Paddlers who frequent flat water more than surf may want to choose the longer option regardless of their size or weight.
The G-Whiz features a unique bottom profile that progresses from flat underfoot to an aggressive V-spine and a snappy three-fin setup in the back. It also features Slingshot’s Variable Tucked Hard Rail profile. These characteristics result in great tracking in open water and responsive turning when carving waves at speed, nailing bottom turns and transitioning from rail to rail in the surf.
The G-Whiz is built with a proprietary Wood Veneer Sandwich Construction, which controls durability and flex and creates a light and impact resistant board. It comes equipped with a full cockpit-length EVA pad for traction, a vent plug to manually equalize internal pressure due to heat and atmospheric pressure changes and three FCS fins (a 4.5” center fin and two 5.25” asymmetrical side fins).