Wilko's Winning Hardware For The Quiksilver Pro

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posted by James Willmott

It took a while, but Gorilla global team rider Matty Wilkinson has won his first WSL WCT event in spectacular fashion at the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast. In super fun waves at the iconic right hand point break, Wilko opened up his vertical backhand attack to defeat FCS global team rider Kolohe Andino in the final.

”Its about bloody time huh! Yep, my board felt amazing, and that must have something to do with the fins and my pad”.

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So, what did Wilko ride?

Fins
While they look pretty wild on the outside, Gorilla fins have all the tech ingredients on the inside to perform at a world-class level. The Gorilla ‘On The Blob’ large template featuring a collaborative Otis Carey art graphic has a flat foil on the side fins and is good for ripping all sorts of waves.

System
Wilko was running the FCS II plugs in all his boards for Snapper. His winning board featured the standard grey plugs to contrast the white bottom and a self-inflicted red artwork on the deck.

Leash
The Gorilla 6’ Hyper Comp leash has a unique graphic on the cuff and is packed with all the performance features needed to rip in comfort and without and restrictions. The comp leash minimizes drag due to the thinner cord and low drag properties, and for that reason rippers generally use it.

Pad
The Gorilla Wilko Naked pad features custom artwork applied using an excusive printing process that’s available only on Gorilla pads. Wilko’s 3-piece pad has a straighter edge on the outer panels and strategically placed holes for extra grip.

Board
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Dimensions: 6’0” x 18 3/4 ” x 2 3/8”
Volume: 28.23 Litres
Bottom: Single to double concave
Shaper: Darren Handley

FCS Fact: 37 WSL World Championship Tour events, and 8 WSL World Titles, have now been won by surfers riding the FCS II system and fins.

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*Imagery by WSL