Channel Islands Rocket Wide surfboard Spine-Tek
Introducing the Rocket Wide. 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 a their best. So don’t let those small days get you down cause the Rocket Wide is ready for blast off!!” -Dane
Channel Islands SPINE-TEK is a collaboration with Shapers Australia. The Spine is a precision engineered stringer that is created from a unique composition of fiberglass and resin. A little bit of science become involved through the principles of elastic and kinetic energy in order to form natural flex patterns. The CI team riders were used in the development faze to assist the shapers in finding a method that found the boards best possible flex pattern.
An ideal combination was found to allow the surfboard to load up with energy during flex and then release the energy when required, helping with drive, speed, power and flow. The Spine only weighs a quarter of a pound and replaces the traditional heavier timber stringer. Inside this EPS construction youre now getting a board with the benefits of EPS and natural flex the SPINE-TEK provides