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Channel Islands Rocket Wide surfboard Spine-Tek 5ft 9 FCS II - White
Compared to the Rocket 9 the Rocket Wide has a wider tail block to glide over mush and is wider under the chest and in the nose for improved paddle power and early wave entry.
The Gudauskas brothers got their heads together with Channel Islands' Mike Andrews to create the Rocket 9 so it was natural to get back in the shaping bay with Mike to work on this small wave "Cadillac". The result is a fantastic little board which excels in mediocre surf and makes a great "daily driver" for guys and girls who regularly surf beachbreak style waves or cruisy style points and mellower walling waves.
This clever little board is way more than a simple groveller, its got heaps more performance and just seems to "take off" and glide as soon as soon as you pop to your feet. This is definitely the board to rekindle your surfing stoke even if the waves are below waist high and not particularly inspiring.
With the five fin setup you can choose between thrusters, quads, twin + trailer and Dane has even ridden it as a straight twin so you can experiment with these different fin options to find your magic combo. Advanced surfers will ride the Rocket Wide 2 to 4" shorter than their height.
Spine-Tek technology is the result of a Channel Islands and Shapers Australia collaboration with the aim to further enhance the flex response of modern surfboards. Spine-Tek features a precision engineered spine/stringer made from a unique blend of fibreglass and resin which replaces the original wooden stringer. This revolutionary tech is based on the principles of elastic energy; the board flexes under pressure and then rapidly returns to its original rocker-line. The speed of this response is what gives your surfboard that 'electric', zingy feel which remains for the life of the board. Watch the video below for a full technology breakdown from Britt Merrick.
Don’t forget, if the stock dims don't work for you, you can order a customised version selecting your exact dims, fin set up and fin system, check out our customizer service at Boardshop right now. All you need to do is punch in the details and pay a £100 deposit with the balance due when we ship your board roughly 6-8 weeks later.
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