5'8 x 19.8 x 2.4
FCSII 5 fin set-up, fins not included
Surftech Tuflite construction
In 1999, Al Merrick designed the Flyer, revolutionizing high performance surfing in small waves. For 2013 Channel Islands has modernized the Flyer into a shorter and wider package. This new plan-shape allows for the same volume in a shorter rail line. We kept the forgiving 2-stage rocker and added spiral vee starting in front of the fins to allow for rail-to-rail quickness. The signature Merrick hip provides a pivot point for tight arcs.
The New Flyer is now available with a unidirectional carbon strip on the bottom. The carbon stiffens the middle of the board, increasing flex and bend in the tail and thereby a tighter turn radius. The carbon also reinforces the middle portion of the board against breakage with no detectable weight.
Tuflite construction is a molded fused cell EPS core, wood veneer, high-quality E-glass, and Epoxy resin making a strong and light board with optimal flex characteristics with the natural wood fibers and EPS core. The Tuflite utilizes a T-Stringer for added break strength, a lively flex, and power distribution from your front foot to the fin area.