Channel Islands Neck Beard 2 Woolflex
When something isn’t broke, there’s no need to fix it. That said, if you can wrap it in sustainable wool with amazing flex characteristics, then go for it!
Also Britt Merrick and Dane Reynolds still felt a few slight refinements would make an already epic board that much better. And it did: The merits to this update can be seen in Dane’s new surf film “The Electric Acid Surfboard Test.”
A big fan of single concave, Dane asked Britt to take out the vee from the original Neck Beard, creating single throughout. This changed the rocker landscape some, but in a very positive way—enhancing its wave entry, down-the-line speed, and overall control. They also widened the tail block 1/2” and added a slight hip, resulting in increased responsiveness and maneuverability.
Dane prefers the Neckbeard 2 as a tri-fin, but those that like quads may notice added down-the-line speed. It comes with a three-fin setup, but you can request a five fin to get the best of both worlds for a little extra.
All Channel Islands Boards are now available in Woolflex.
Woolflex, invented by Barron Surfboards specifically for Channel Islands Surfboards, makes a huge breakthrough by using wool cloth instead of traditional fibreglass. The surfboards are laminated with sustainably sheared wool from sheep in New Zealand. Woolflex is inspired by the natural environment and a mission to use naturally occurring fibres in surfboard production, with less toxicity than traditional materials.
Please note this board does not come with fins.
Please note this board comes as a 3 fin, and does not come with fins.
|5’4||18 5/8||2 3/16||24.2|
|5’5||18 7/8||2 1/4||25.6|
|5’7||19 1/8||2 3/8||28.1|
|5’8||19 3/8||2 7/16||29.7|
|5’9||19 5/8||2 1/2||31.3|
|5’10||19 7/8||2 9/16||32.9|
|6’0||20 1/8||2 11/16||35.9|
|6’2||20 3/8||2 3/4||38.2|