We laminated a natural hemp cloth into the deck of this USC Alien Step-Up.
Adding durability, performance and overall good looks .
Enhancing the parabolic carbon rails lively flex pattern and superior memory .
Dimensions are 6'4 by 20 1/4 by 2 3/4 , 36 litres custom order for Bruno . Who wanted bigger board with plenty of foam.
Its Black , "very black" the composite Hemp / Lyocell material designed to look good add durability to the deck of your board and add an improved flex pattern for performance surfing.
This new hemp version is the lightest material in the hemp range , therefore by adding it to the deck of your board in the USC range , the parabolic carbon rail compliments the "flex" and spring without dampening the drive and speed of the board, keeping it lovely for longer and that all important new board feeling .
The look is a very dark opaque deck colour but once the board hits the water , the material looks amazing , the fibers come alive with a silver / platinum three dimensional effect highlighted once the deck is submerged in water .
The added layer of organic hemp material does make your board marginally heavier about 200 grams including the extra resin used to laminate it but the benefits of the hemp are outstanding , by using less traditional cloth but still getting a durable strong deck and long lasting surfboard .
And your get a genuine eco friendly material that will make your board last longer and wear better in the long run , while keeping that new board feeling .
So what is Lyocell / Tencel ?
Its made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources, and is fully biodegradable. Tencel is made from cellulose in wood pulp, which is harvested from tree-farmed trees.
Looking for longer lasting surfboard then check out the full HEMP series here !
We also have a new "Light Blue" Hemp coming soon , so stay tuned ..