Slide fins are set
to revolutionise small wave surfing
Slide fins are the newest innovation to hit surfing, and they are proudly Australian!
Scott Peberdy from Outereef at Phillip Island came up with the idea that it would be easier to carry out slides on a surfboard if there was no fin resistance to the slide, while still maintaining the directional advantages of a traditional fin setup. The result is Slide Fins - spring loaded fins available for either left or right breaking waves.
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Canberra para-athlete Scott Reardon has sprinted his way to gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha with victory in the T42 100m for leg amputees.
The fastest qualifier coming into the finals, Reardon, using a 3D Printed Spike Plate, got his nose in front to stop the clock in a time of 12.13 seconds - a mere one-hundredth of a second in front of Russia's Anton Prokhorov.
It was sweet revenge for Reardon, the 25-year-old having to share the gold medal two years ago at the world championships in Lyon in 2013 with Germany's Heinrich Popow.
"You come to championships to win championships and that's the most important thing," Reardon said.
"I probably didn't get the time I wanted, but when people look back, how I got there won't matter.
"It will just show me as world champion, and that's so exciting."
The result is the culmination of more than a decade of determination and training.