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Channel Islands - NECKBEARD 3 -Spine Tek - 5'8" x 19 3/8 x 2 7/16 - 29,2L - CI19457

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Channel Islands Surfboards

Model: NECKBEARD 3

Size: 5'8" x 19 3/8 x 2 7/16 - 29,2L

Ref: CI19457

Construction: Spine-Tek (EPS Foam + Epoxy resin)

Glass: Standard

Finish: Sanded

Fin system: FUTURES System - Thruster (3 fins)

 

NECKBEARD 3 by Al Merrick

 

When something isn’t broke, there’s no need tox it. That said, Britt Merrick and
Dane Reynolds still felt a few slight renements would make an already epic board
that much better. And it did: The merits of our original NeckBeard's update (aka NeckBeard 2) were seen in Dane’s surfilm “The Electric Acid Surfboard Test.”
A big fan of single concave, Dane asked Britt to take out the vee from the original
NeckBeard, 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.



In our 3.0 tweak to this great design, we updated only the tail by rounding out its
signature square block. While the NeckBeard 3 is the exact same shape in every other
way, its new tail design makes this skatey, angular turning air board more versatile by
providing smoother transitions in the pocket and buttery carves out on the face—not
to mention better hold and more condence in the barrel.


The NeckBeard 3 is built with the tri-fin set up in mind but also works very well as a
quad via a fiveve-fin setup, allowing you to get the best of both worlds. Available in
both PU/PE and EPS Spine-Tek.

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