The Skeleton Key is a model that has been developed through a collaboration between Darren Handley and his top team rider Mick Fanning. The idea was to create true a performance short board that all surfers could ride.
The formula is simple… take one of Mick’s favorite (& highly refined) shapes, then subtly add more outline in the plan shape, reduce the rocker & increase the volume in the rail a touch. Sounds like a no brainer right?
The key to making this board work for you and I is the way Darren has combined all of these elements together. A slight hip in the tail has been added to this new fuller outline & a lightning fast deep single to double concave. These two elements combine to make this board super responsive, snappy & quick in changing from rail to rail (like a more refined board).