Channel Islands Sampler FlexBar

$1,199.00

Take your good wave game to conditions that are not. The Sampler was developed with Dane Reynolds to be that step-down board you ride a little shorter and wider in smaller or weaker surf while not sacrificing performance. It fits in your quiver between something fishy like a High 5 or Pod Mod and your normal shortboard.

Loosely based off the Dumpster Diver, it has flat, racy entry and center rocker, with ample curve out the tail for tight transitions and airs. A generous single concave runs the whole length of the board, with a slight double within the single between the fins, and just a little vee to provide kick off the tail. The outline is full but sleek in the front half, with an exaggerated and slightly forward of normal Merrick hip, and a wide old-school squash tail.

The Sampler is suitable for every level of surfer and should be ordered 2-4 inches shorter, 1/4 to 3/4 inches wider, and the same or slightly thicker than your normal shortboard.

This board features FlexBar technology. The major component of this new innovative core is composite sandwich foam running from the centre to the apex of the rail. This acts as the main base for the FlexBar, allowing the board to flex without losing any strength, as well as lowering the vibration (resonance), which is often identified as a negative in EPS cores.

The result is a smoother feeling ride in all conditions, while retaining the added buoyancy of EPS.

Please note this board does not come with fins.

Dimensions

 
Length
Width Thickness Volume
5'4 18 1/4 2 1/8 22.6
5’5 18 1/2 2 3/16 23.9
5’6 18 3/4 2 1/4 25.3
5’7 19 2 5/16 26.7
5’8 
19 1/4
2 3/8
28.2
5’9
19 1/2
2 7/16
29.7
5’10
19 3/4
2 1/2
31.2
5’11
20
2 9/16
32.8
6’0
20 1/4
2 5/8
34.5
6’1
20 1/2
2 5/8
35.4
6’2
20 5/8
2 3/4
37.8
6’3
20 3/4
2 3/4
38.5
6’4
21
2 7/8
  41.2
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