Channel Islands Happy Spine Tek Futures Tri Fin Surfboard
- Colour: White
Item code: 276853
|5'10"||18 5/8"||2 5/16"||26.0|
|5'11"||18 7/8"||2 3/8"||27.8|
|6'0"||19 1/8"||2 7/16"||29.3|
|6'2"||19 1/2"||2 9/16"||32.2|
Britt Merrick says:
“We designed this new shortboard for Dane, but now the whole team is riding it. We’re calling it the Happy because when people surf better, it tends to make them happy. And just about everyone has felt improvement with this board.”
“Some boards just work. The Happy is one of them. […] From the first wave I felt an effortless connection […]. There was no learning curve with the Happy. No need to adjust my stance, line, or general approach to the wave. The Happy did exactly what I wanted with limited backtalk. It's a submissive surfboard in the very best sense.”
Decades of surf history and shaping expertise condensed into a classic high-performance thruster, one that incorporates all of the common-sense developments (friendlier rocker, dimensions, etc.) of the last 10+ years.
Developed by Shapers Australia in collaboration with Clayton Nienaber (of Clayton Surfboards), then co-opted by Channel Islands at the request of their team riders, Spine-Tek construction consists a stringerless EPS blank embedded with a unique composite spine and then glassed with epoxy resin. That combination of the EPS foam and the composite material in the spine results in an amazing flex pattern, which (according to a growing number of surfers) surpasses that of standard PU. Not only do you get heaps of pop/spring/liveliness in smaller surf, but also the requisite stiffness when it picks up, so the standard criticism of epoxies (good when it’s small, too light and chattery when it’s big) doesn’t apply. Exclusive to Channel Islands and Clayton Surfboards.
|Fin Set Up||Thruster|
|Surfboard Construction||EPS Epoxy|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Squash|
- Colour: White