What's the difference between epoxy and PU? New Zealand Surf Journal joined us in the shaping bay to show you how epoxy construction has opened up a handful of options when it comes to surfboard flex and management.
Epoxy surfboard construction has been around since the ’90s, but it has taken off in the past 10 years. Using a polystyrene core coated in resin as opposed to a polyurethane blank with a stringer, epoxy boards give shapers an opportunity to control flex patterns within the board. A multitude of materials have emerged that allow a shaper to manage the way the surfboard moves beneath your feet and interacts with the wave face. These are exciting times.
By Derek Morrison
Published 17/04/19 on New Zealand Surf Journal