OG Flyer Spine-Tek Surfboard
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 this board:
Construction: Epoxy (Spine-Tek)
Glassing: Standard (4+4 deck, 4 bottom)
Fin Boxes: FCS2/Futures x 3 (Choose option above – Fins not included)
Tail shape: Rounded Square
Dimensions/Litres: See size graph above
About SPINE-TEK Technology:
Engineered by the crew at Shapers Australia, our exclusive SPINE-TEK partnership allows Channel Islands to build boards that are livelier and more responsive. Like a spring, they load up on energy, provide pop, accelerate out of turns whilst holding speed down the line, and the “spine” keeps its flex pattern unlike timber which looses it over time.
About Channel Islands (Al Merrick):
Since 1969, Channel Islands Surfboards has been dedicated to performance and quality through hard work, innovation, and originality. Over the last 43 years, Channel Islands has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organization, catering to the best surfers in the world.
Shipping & FAQ:
Australia wide postage available or local pick-up, choose at checkout. Boards in stock (see graph above) are ready to be sent & are sent out on the same day of purchase with tracking provided. Boards are safely packed in a box with layers of bubble wrap. See our shipping & FAQ tab above or visit this link:
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