Sampler | Channel Islands Surfboards | Al Merrick | Dane Reynolds – SBIA Runner Up 2016 Surfboard Of The Year Review

Sept 2016 Delievery Rip Curl Ulladulla (02) 4454 4904 – 138 Princes Highway ULLADULLA NSW 2539

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 the your normal shortboard.

STANDARD S1-2
LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME

  • 5’418 1/42 1/822.6
  • 5’518 1/22 3/1623.9
  • 5’618 3/42 1/425.3
  • 5’7192 5/1626.7
  • 5’819 1/42 3/828.2
  • 5’919 1/22 7/1629.7
  • 5’1019 3/42 1/231.2
  • 5’11202 9/1632.8
  • 6’020 1/42 5/834.5
  • 6’120 1/22 5/835.4
  • 6’220 5/82 3/437.8
  • 6’320 3/42 3/438.5
  • 6’4212 7/841.2

SHAPE

  • Foil / Rails: Medium
  • Nose Shape: Pointed-Hybrid
  • Tail Width: Medium – Wide
  • Entry Rocker: Relaxed-Medium
  • Exit Rocker: Relaxed – Medium
  • Rocker Style: Staged
  • Outline: Straight

PERFORMANCE

  • Approach Cruisy?Positional – Power/Carving –
  • Skill Level Intermediate – Expert
  • Foot Orientation Neutral
  • Cruisey/Positional

WAVE

  • Size Waist – Head+
  • Break Point – Reef – Beachbreak
  • Power Weak/Mushy – Medium/Steep