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The Inertia

Stephanie Gilmore doesn’t mess with bubble wrap. Every element of padding she adds to her board bag is functional – like wetsuits and bikinis. The six-time world champ is pretty laissez-faire about tossing six sleds into a board bag, really. She throws one in a board sock for additional padding. The rest are bare in the bag. Maybe she has a lot of faith in the padding of her bag? Maybe if a board gets buckled by the airline she can “get a few more boards when she lands?” Whatever the case, Steph Gilmore packs her bag in four minutes flat. And when you’re constantly on the run, time is of the essence.

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