When something isn’t broke, there’s no need to fix it. That said, 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 manoeuvrability.
✓ Dane prefers the Neck Beard 2 as a tri-fin, but those that like quads may notice added down-the-line speed
✓ It comes with a five-fin setup to get the best of both worlds
✓ Available in both PU/PE and EPS Spine-Tek.
ABOUT CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS
Channel Islands Surfboards was created by Al and Terry Merrick in 1969. From his birth, Britt spent his days in the factory by the beach in Santa Barbara, from toddling around blanks to sweeping out shaping rooms. Eventually he started shaping alongside his father Al in 1990.
He is now the lead shaper and designer for CI and carries on the family tradition of developing high performance board designs collaborating with the world’s greatest surfers. From Tom Curren, to Dane Reynolds, Channel Islands continues to evolve with the highest standard of surfing.