Channel Islands Rocket Wide 6'1 x 20 3/4 x 2 3/4 Surfboard
Introducing the Channel Islands Rocket Wide 6'1 Surfboard. The incredibly user-friendly cousin of the Rocket 9.
“My brothers and I loved the speed and control we were feeling with the Rocket 9 and we wanted to see how we could apply those same levels of fun and performance to a board for small and gutless waves. The Rocket Wide features a wider tail block to skate across flat sections and a wider nose area to accommodate for better paddle power. It’s a shorter, wider skate machine designed to lift the fun factor when the waves are not at their best. So don’t let those small days get you down cause the Rocket Wide is ready for blast off!!” -Dane
- DIMENSIONS: 6'1 x 20 3/4 x 2 3/4
- VOLUME: 38.0L
- TAIL: Swallow
- FIN CONFIGURATION: Tri-Quad
- FINS: Futures
- CONSTRUCTION: Polyurethane/Polyester Resin
- SURFBOARD TYPE: Shortboard
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.