The deck on this USC Predator model surfboard not just good looking lavender / purple colour, but is actually a hemp composite material inlayed into the deck designed to add durability and strength
There is No Smoking this one , the Hemp is blend of an organic hemp material and PET recycled plastic , we also have it available in MINT GREEN as well.
At the moment we are also testing a couple ofnew Hemp blends that is combined with "Tencel".Tencel or "lyocell" which is another sustainable fabric, regenerated from wood cellulose. It is similar to rayon and bamboo, both regenerated fabrics. Colours are light blue and black .
Tencel is one of the most environmentally friendly regenerated fabrics, for several reasons. Tencel fibers are grown sustainably , on farms not old growth forests.
If you are heavy on the decks of your boards or if your boards are not lasting then the alternate materials are the go .
Getting three seasons plus out the USC plus combination Hemp range is common. Some surfers have got surfboards that are five years old and still going strong !
The Hemp / Tencel will be available in a couple of new colours. Stay tuned we will give it a some heavy testing in extreme situations and let you know !