/ buying info....
Our boards are
made in the traditional way from the best quality polyurethane foam, polyester resin and fibreglass cloth
available. This construction method offer the best in the terms of
performance & quality. Our surfboards also have a very small carbon footprint compared to
most boards you see in the shops as they haven't travelled half way
round the world.
Always buy from a
From a local shaper, a respected surfer who knows the breaks that
you will be surfing on the board he has especially designed for you,
to meet the needs of your environment and match your surfing ability.
Dont ask for advise
Many customers have
been given the wrong advise & been mislead on Irelands various surfing forums,
ask a shaper for an expert opinion.
Cheap / cut
Boards selling for
cheap prices, this is usually too good to be true, the only way
to make cheap handmade boards is to
use blanks that are
seconds, inferior cheap fibreglass, & cut corners in manufacturing,
Cheap isn't all its cracked up to be, buy a cheaply manufactured board
& you will end up with an inferior surfboard that wont last.
Know what your
board is made from.
Insist on good
foam. There is so much
low standard foam on the market these days since the demise of Clark
with untested flex and strength characteristics. We use only first
quality Home blown Blanks, the strongest foam available worldwide &
believe it or not after 25years in the shaping game I've tried most. Its also safer for the environment using a foam system that is
based on MDI (methylene di-phenyl di-isocyanate) rather than TDI
(toluene di-isocyanate). TDI is now
classified as toxic and considered carcinogenic in many areas.
Order a board with a bigger stringer.
Most of our boards have
ply wood stringers. These unidirectional wood stringers spring and
flex well & are much
stronger, reducing breakages. We can custom order any stringer
Insist on a good
Apart from grommets
boards & contest boards, 4oz bottoms don't
really cut it in our waters, 6oz top & bottom is recommended as
Also insist on
genuine FCS fin systems
This is another
area where we've tried them all, FCS are the most versatile &
strongest out there, just look how many top pro's use them including
the likes of Slater / Merrick, & all the big gun shapers.
old board with you.
a custom board, this may help in the
process of designing something to help your progression.
Talk to a shaper today.
Or visit our
factory, your welcome to see what we are doing, see the
materials we are using, take a tour of the workshop, & see our machine
surfer on the WCT & WQS get their boards machined off a cnc file.
...Understanding Surfboard Design basics...
some pics of our boards in action...