Channel Islands Spine-Tek OG Flyer Surfboard

Channel Islands Spine-Tek OG Flyer Surfboard
Channel Islands Spine-Tek OG Flyer Surfboard Channel Islands Spine-Tek OG Flyer Surfboard Channel Islands Spine-Tek OG Flyer Surfboard

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The board that influenced the way shortboards are today, the OG Flyer, is now available in Spine-Tek technology. Spine-Tek utilizes a precision engineered lightweight stringer, replacing the traditional heavier wood stringer with a unique formula of fibreglass and resin.

Spine-Tek. A collaboration between Channel Islands Surfboards and Shapers Australia. Essentially it is a completely new, and world first of it's kind, stringer system. Based on the principles of elastic energy, Spine-Tek flexes under pressure, (loading up through turns) and returns back to it's normal rocker, providing surfboards with additional drive, speed, power and flow.

Weighing at just 1/4lb, and made from a fibreglass and resin composite, the virtually unbreakable Spine-Tek stringer is installed into the deck of the EPS foam core, and then layered over with E-Glass and Entropy Super Sap Epoxy, (Ecoboard Certified).

The main focus of the Spine-Tek is flex, with the ability to return to it's original shape. This really is a method of converting stored/potential energy into kinetic energy. When you put more weight onto your foot into a turn, the spine will flex.. ie. load up more than a traditional stringer.. When your force decreases through the turn, the potential energy is then converted to kinetic energy as the spine springs back to it's original shape (rocker), thus increasing power, speed drive and flow.

The OG Flyer

Best described as an everyday board for everyday conditions, the OG Flyer was borne in the late 90's by Al Merrick as a solution to his team rider's dilemma of needing more speed in smaller, less powerful waves. He chopped length, added width and decreased rocker from the then-standard overly narrow surfboards, to make the Flyer. The Flyer is without a doubt the most ridden and enjoyed surfboard in all of Channel Islands surfboard history.

The Flyer has a deep single concave running through the middle of the board, which goes into a double concave inside the single between the fins, which then goes into a vee through the tail block. This channels water underneath the board for speed, while the vee directs the water when turning to offer super quick rail to rail transition.

  • Ideal Wave Type: Point breaks, reefs and beachbreaks - Weak/Mushy to Medium/Steep

  • Wave Size: Best suited in waist high to head high and a half

  • Approach: Vertical/Pocket to Powerful/Carving

  • Skill Level: Suited for the improver right up to expert

  • Foil/Rails: Thin "down" rails to medium. Not too pinched, yet sensitive

  • Entry Rocker: Medium to aggressive

  • Exit Rocker: Relaxed to medium

  • Outline: Full

  • Fin Set Up: Thruster

Fins not included, but you can buy a thruster set for just £25 here

Have this board packed and sent using Flexi-Hex packaging for just £5

Not happy with your product? No problem at all! You can return the product up to 30 days after purchase for a no quibble replacement or refund. Simply drop us an email at info@downthelinesurf.co.uk and we will issue you with a returns number.

We have entended our returns policy for Christmas. You can return any goods purchased as a Christmas gift anytime from now until the 14th January 2018, following the same terms as our returns policy.

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Board Dimensions (Current Stock)

Length Width Thickness Volume Fin System Fin Setup Price
5'6"18 1/4"2 3/16"23.6 ltrFuturesTri-fin£680.00
5'7"18 1/2"2 1/4"25 ltrFuturesTri-fin£680.00
6'2"20 1/4"2 5/8"35.2 ltrFuturesTri-fin£680.00

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