Friday, June 12, 2009

Tired of that same old single stringer torsional flex?

Well, if you are, here is a new (not really new, carbon fiber has been used on and off for years) solution offered by Sharp eye and featured on the shortboard of the summer, the sting fish.

Built with standard polyester resin on a standard polyurethane deck, the main difference is the absence of the stringer.

To maintain rigidity, the rails are wrapped with carbon fiber which also act as parabolic stringers flexing as you pull into turns. This adds a bit of momentum exiting turns which is translated to speed.

The Sting Fish or SF 1 is actually a fun looking shape. We have a standard construction 6'0" I have been thinking about grabbing.

Dimensions on the carbon rail board: 5'10" x 19" x 2 5/16"


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