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Channel Islands introduces SPINE-TEK
A collaboration with Shapers Australia to launch SPINE-TEK; a precision engineered stringer spine utilising a unique composition of fibreglass and resin. SPINE-TEK is based on the principles of elastic energy, to flex under pressure and then return the surfboard back to its natural rocker, providing surfboards with a more lively and responsive feel.
Performance through innovation, SPINE-TEK® is a world’s first with its unique fiber-based composition, delivers optimal flex based performance through the principles of elastic & kinetic energy. Through this process the surfboard loads up on energy and then releases, generating additional drive, speed, power & flow.
Weighing a mere ¼ of a pound and installed in the surfboard deck, SPINE-TEK replaces the traditional heavier timber stringers and is virtually break free.
SPINE-TEK is uniquely compatible with both polyurethane/polyester (PU/PE), and expanded polystyrene/epoxy (EPS/Epoxy).
The SPINE-TEK concept focuses the importance of flex to provide increased efficiency to turn (the ability to redirect body mass faster and at more acute angles).
The result is increased efficiency (the way the board moves through water), the Spine helps a surfer achieve greater output from less input; a lighter amount of force required through the bottom turn to create more acceleration for the top turn.
Some surfers will simply push/try harder (use more force) to achieve a more powerful response (bigger turns, more pop for punts etc). Maximizing this efficiency is also a way minimize surfer fatigue and maintain energy.
A critical component is the ability of a product to be able to change shape (distort) and then return back to its optimal form (shape) with force. The SPINE flexing is loading up on energy (this load process is ‘storing energy’ = Elastic Potential Energy). When the board responds back to its natural shape (the boards rocker curve), this stored energy is converted to Kinetic Energy (the energy of motion). In simple terms, the surfboard loads up on energy (potential) and then the boards springs back with energy (kinetic). In surfing terms.. Speed, Power, Drive, Flow.
This wetsuit is really warm, I’ve had a few rip curl suits and the e bomb in general is super flexible, the zip free entry is brilliant in that there’s no tension around the shoulders one way or the other, only down sides are it’s a bit hard to get out of and there’s no comfortable way to wear the suit without the neck. I highly recommend the e bomb over dawn patrol or omega, absolutely worth the extra $. Sanbah were great too, good price, free and fast delivery means a lot. Thanks guys!
Free shipping when you buy 3. Highly recommend
It is a bit darker blue than shown in the picture but even better I think! Love the hoodie. It is just perfect for surfing :) and looks good at the same time.
Great update for the favourite board from my past - a MR twinnie.
Purchased this for my son. He was then able to use it on anything online at Sanbah.. Super easy and simple!