Channel Islands

Channel Islands The OG Flyer SPINE-TEK

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Channel Island's all-time most popular design is The Flyer.  

In 1999 Al was searching for a solution to team riders’ dilemma of needing more speed and flow in lesser waves while maintaining high performance, world tour level surfing.  The answer was a board that departed from the then overly narrow designs and set the stage for the modern performance shortboard that is now wider and shorter.  The Flyer is easily the most ridden and enjoyed all around board in our history.

 

SPINE-TEK (EPS + EPOXY)

CHANNEL ISLANDS EXCLUSIVE

We are proud to work in collaboration with Shapers Australia to launch SPINE-TEK; a precision engineered stringer utilizing a unique composition of berglass and resin. SPINE-TEK is advantageously compatible with polyurethane, polystyrene and epoxy. SPINE-TEK is designed through the principles of elastic energy, to ex under pressure and then return the surfboard back to its natural rocker, providing surfboards with a more lively and responsive feel.

Overall, SPINE-TEK delivers superior strength, durability and ex-based performance to Channel Islands surfboards. Weighing less than four ounces, SPINE-TEK replaces traditional timber stringers and is virtually break-free. Installed in the surfboard deck, SPINE-TEK allows the board to load up on energy and respond with exponentially more drive, with increased reactiveness, speed and ow.

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2017

Length width thickness volume
5’6 18 1/4 2 3/16 23.6L
5’7 18 1/2 2 1/4 25.0L
5’8 18 3/4 2 5/16 26.4L
5’9 19 2 3/8 27.9L
5’10 19 1/4 2 7/16 29.4L
5’11 19 1/2 2 1/2 31.0L
6’0 19 3/4 2 9/16 32.6L
6’1 20 2 5/8 34.3L
6’2 20 1/4 2 5/8 35.2L
6’3 20 3/4 2 3/4 37.8L
6’4 20 7/8 2 3/4 38.8L

Best as an everyday board in everyday conditions, The Flyer has a single concave entry to double through the middle and a vee exit, Al’s signature bump squash, slight down rail, and a subtle nose beak.  To be ridden approximately the same length as you are tall.