Channel Islands Dumpster Diver 2 Spine-tek

SKU: 2307234


”The idea came when riding the original dumpster diver while filming “out of the rafters” and tripping out on how tiny and short the dumpster diver felt and wanting to try to build a longer modernized version. The original dumpster diver was created when I had AL shape me a short stubby board for a trip that I loved then I came home and lowers comp was going to be small but back then there was a weird stigma with riding ‘Fishy’ boards in a surf comp so I wanted to redo the short stubby board and disguise it with a shortboard nose, I believe with the short timeline and wanting epoxy they happened to find the right blank in the dumpster, a discarded blemish… not sure who actually named it that but it was on the stringer. When I revisited that original dumpster during ‘out of the rafters’ I was blown away that I rode that in a comp and had any success as the shortboard nose on a 5’7 made it insanely short, like an infants board, so I wanted to create a stretched out version with a modernised nose template… Britt can dial in the details on changes we made to design, we re templated tail, I don’t believe rocker or concave changed, tuck seems new/modernised,” – Dane Reynolds.

Spine-tek Features:

The Spine-Tek construction is the result of the collaboration with Shapers Australia. SPINE-TEK is a precision engineered stringer spine utilising a unique composition of fibreglass and resin. SPINE-TEK is based on the principles of elastic energy, to flex under pressure and then return the surfboard back to its natural rocker, providing surfboards with a more lively and responsive feel.

Performance through innovation, SPINE-TEK® is a world’s first with its unique fiber-based composition, delivers optimal flex based performance through the principles of elastic & kinetic energy. Through this process the surfboard loads up on energy and then releases, generating additional drive, speed, power & flow.

Weighing a mere ¼ of a pound and installed in the surfboard deck, SPINE-TEK replaces the traditional heavier timber stringers and is virtually break free.