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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.
Great wetty , good value, easy to get in and out of and super comfortable stretch.
Came with super quick delivery i needed it asap
Love the board! I got the 7'0 after looking at it for a little while with the FCS 2 Machado Keels, fun board, nice drive and hold on turns.
Very impressed with the service from sanbah team. Order the board online Sunday night and it was delivered by Wednesday to QLD. Great shipping and very secure packaging. Definitely my go to surf shop now :)
Perfect transaction, super fast delivery, thanks heaps !!!
Great surfskate well made performs well. On par with Smoothstar but a bit more sensitive in front turning. I love it.
Purchased a new FCS TRAVEL COVER. Fantastic bit if kit for board