R.A.D. stands for Research And Development. It allows us to test out new techniques and materials that then find their way into other new products. The RAD construction champions flax cloth, an all-natural material with similar properties to carbon fibre. The entire deck and finbox areas are quite literally mummified in flax, making this an incredibly durable and sustainable surfboard. It also gives the board a twisting flex that can be felt in turns.
All our constructions use an expanded polystyrene (EPS) core. Unlike traditional polyurethane (PU), this doesn’t degrade or yellow with UV exposure, neither does it take on water if the skin gets damaged. We glass our boards with bio epoxy resin, which is less harmful than traditional resins. We hand-make our leash plugs using Cornish applewood and a brass pin, which ages beautifully without losing its integrity. All our boards are hand-shaped with love and pride in our wind-powered workshop in Cornwall.
We will work with you to make sure you get the perfect custom board, even regularly surf with customers to make sure they are getting the right board for them. Any fin set up. Any board style. We design the board in 3D for you to see before it is made. The lead times vary, but in general it will be ready in 4-6 weeks after the order is made.
There is pretty much no limit to what we can do with design, if you can imagine it, we can do it. Obviously with extra costs for crazy stuff, but we are more than keen, and have loved the ideas we have had the chance to bring to life so far.
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Super lightweight and sustainable construction. Hand crafted in North Cornwall.
FCS II fin boxes and FCS longboard boxes are our common choice of fin boxes and plugs, and you can choose whichever (thruster, twinny, single fin etc) set up suits your board and style.