Channel Islands K-Step 6'6 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 Surfboard
The Channel Islands K-Step 6'6 Surfboard is perfect for those days when the waves get a little bigger and more powerful, but its not quite time to pull out the gun.
- DIMENSIONS: 6'6 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
- VOLUME: Unknown
- TAIL: Rounded Pin
- FIN CONFIGURATION: Thruster
- FINS: FCS
- CONSTRUCTION: Polyurethane/Polyester Resin
- SURFBOARD TYPE: Step-Up
Polyurethane is the traditional way of hand making surfboards. This technique was introduced in the '50s and came after wooden surfboards. It starts with a polyurethane foam blank which is then glassed over with a fiberglass cloth. Polyester Resin is then applied by working on several layers before the board is finally sanded down to its final state. The result is a nice clean, smooth, hand shaped surfboard. What's also nice about this construction is that the PU foam is a closed cell so that it won't easily soak in water if you happen to encounter a ding. Plus, the technique has been perfected over the years and surfers know it so it feels familiar under their feet.