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SHORTBOARDS
FISH/HYBRIDS
GUNS
FUNBOARDS
LONGBOARDS

CLOTH WEIGHT
FINISH
PIGMENTS
PINSTRIPING

GLASS ON
REMOVABLE

AIRBRUSH
FABRIC INLAYS
CUSTOM WOOD



 

 


CLOTH WEIGHT (FIBERGLASS)
Although there are only 3 main clothes used (weight measured in ounces) on surfboards today, there is a wide variety of ways to use them. Use the tables below to better understand what holds your surfboard together.

>> Image to right: magnified fiberglass weave

Cloth Weights

Weight Description Use
4 -D Durable and lightweight Performance shortboards
4oz Llightweight Performance shortboards
6oz Durable Standard shortboards, funboards, longboards, etc

Standard Cloth combinations

Board Deck Bottom
Pro level shortboard 4 4
Standard  shortboard 4+4 4
Fish 4+4 4
Semi-gun (6' 8" - 7' 6" 4+4 or 6+4 or 6+6 6 or 4+4
Big wave gun (over 8') 6+4 or 6+6 or 4+4+4 6 or 4+4 or 4+6
Funboard 4+4 or 6+4 or 6+6 6 or 4+4
Longboard 4+4 or 6+4 or 6+6 6 or 4+4

FINISH
This is the condition in which the product is delivered to the customer.  There are 2 main finishes with many variations of each. 

Sand Only: The first is the "sand only" finish. This is the standard finish you will see on 90% of the boards in the water. This is the most lightweight and high performance finish.
Price:
included

Gloss: The second finish is the "gloss" finish which is popular for longboards and boards with cloth inlays and/or pigments.  This creates a more durable, longer lasting board, but it will also make the board heavier and less ripable.   Price:
Add an additional $30

PIGMENTS & PINSTRIPING
      

Pigmenting (tinting): Colored resin used with the fiberglass to produce a colored board.  This is the traditional alternative to an airbrush, giving the board a crafted look
Price Range:
$25 per side

Pen Lines: Pen lines are used to outline a sprayed design, cloth inlay, pigmented rail wrap (shown above), or as a design in itself.  They can be done using resin for a more traditional look, or they can be sprayed directly onto the foam using paint.
Price Range:
using paint $10+ , using resin: $15+