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5'8 Channel Islands OG Flyer Spine-Tek

5'8 Channel Islands OG Flyer Spine-Tek
5'8 Channel Islands OG Flyer Spine-Tek

Available for demo at Sanbah Surf Shop courtesy of Awayco - #trybeforeyoubuy


Channel Islands OG Flyer Spine-Tek - 5'8 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 - 26.4L

Our 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.

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.

About Spine-Tek:

Channel Islands introduces 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).


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