Introducing patented FlexBar technology by Barron Surfboards and Channel Islands Surfboards. Flex, rebound, and resonance all play a role in how your board works. Harnessing and controlling these will take board performance to the next level. The FlexBar optimizes the energy and spring derived from both longitudinal and torsional tail flex in your surfboard by refining and focusing these forces under the back foot.
Utilising a combination of alternating foam densities and fiberglass through the entire board, FlexBar finally allows the surfer to feel and use the energy in your board through manoeuvres. All surfboards will eventually lose their “pop” and begin to feel dead, FlexBar maintains the optimum flex pattern through the life of your board.
Another major component of FlexBar technology is composite sandwich foam running from center to the apex of the rail. This acts as the main base for the FlexBar and allows the board to flex without losing any of the board’s overall longitude and torsional strength. This also lowers the vibration (resonance), which is often identified as a negative in EPS cores; the result is a smoother feeling ride in all conditions, but while retaining the added buoyancy of EPS.
By using state of the art manufacturing processes combined with the best available epoxy resins and EPS foam cores, we have found that the durability of each board built with FlexBar technology has been greater than a PU/PE using the same glassing layup.
Watch this video of Britt Merrick explaining our new FlexBar technology and see Channel Islands pro rider Parker Coffin showing what these boards can do! Please note, we are not using super sap resin on the New Zealand FlexBar boards.