The Rocket Wide was developed with the Gudauskas brothers & Channel Islands.
The brothers loved the speed and control they were feeling with the Rocket 9 and we wanted to see how they could apply those same levels of fun and performance to a board for smaller and weaker waves.
The Rocket Wide features a wider tail block to skate across flat sections and a wider nose area to accommodate for better paddle power. It's a shorter, wider, skatey feeling board designed to lift the fun factor when the waves are not a their best.
Engineered by the crew at Shapers Australia, The exclusive SPINE-TEK partnership allows Channel Islands to build boards that are livelier and more responsive. Like a spring, they load up on energy, provide pop, accelerate out of turns whilst holding speed down the line, and the “spine” keeps its flex pattern unlike timber which loses it over time.