Wave Skis

Using an all epoxy construction, with a special glassing formula, these are very strong and durable skis.

Tried and tested almost daily the skis have evolved to cope with the wear and tear not only of surfing a variety of conditions but also the punishment of being carried down cliffs and put in baggage holds.

All skis are made to suit each rider and there is a clear understanding of the importance of quality and strength in a ski. There is nothing more annoying than something breaking in a remote location so all skis have some important features:


Belts

Belts

Belts are of the quick release divers belt type, all stainless steel and industrial webbing. They are the strongest and most reliable type.


Belt fittings

Belt boxes & fittings

All skis have 6" (152mm) belt boxes to give maximum adjustability to suit rider style and make sure leg length is most comfortable. Extra reinforcement ensures boxes will not pull out. Beware of some skis using inferior methods that are weaker and have reduced adjustability.

Belts are held down with 6mm stainless steel plates, screws and plates. Others use lighter fittings which are prone to stripping and bending under the strains of surfing and wipe outs.


Seat pads

Seat pads

Purpose formed self adhesive pads coming two types - standard or competition. Riders will be advised on the best one to suit you.


Fins

Fins

Hand shaped to suit rider glass fins housed in 6" (152mm) boxes giving ultimate stiffness and drive with full adjustability. Some manufacturers use FCS (Fin Control Systems) which are designed for surf boards where adjustability is not as important as on skis. they are weaker and liable to crack and leak.


Footstraps

Footstraps

Purpose made for Jemski. They are loop type, with adjustable double velcro release, comfortable and but hold open , designed to last the life of the ski. These held down with polycarbonate plates and stainless screws into extra glass and sublayer.


Carbon Kevlar

Kevlar Edging

50mm ribbon is now used on all skis rails as standard. This is under all the lapped layers of top and bottom glass and gives not only high impact strength but also performs as a parabolic stringer adding longitudinal strength and stiffness to the ski.


Gore-Tex Valve

Gore-Tex Valve

Fitted as standard to all skis this valve maintains the ski at equal pressure to its environment. This prevents a ski delaminating in hot conditions and also prevents it 'sucking' water when going from a warm beach to cooler water. The result is the skis last longer, stay light and do not explode in baggage holds.


Epoxy Resin Composite

Epoxy Resin Composite

High grade ultraviolet stable resin used by most of the Hawaiian board manufacturers. Some manufacturers use cheap equivalents and even use polyester resin for sanding and gloss coats. The two types are not compatible, strength will be compromised and delamination will occur. Different weights are available and you will be advised on whats best for you. Special reinforcement can also be used such as kevlar/carbon where extra impact strength and stiffness are required, the illustration here shows an optional extra of footwell reinforcement.


Resin Tinting

Resin tinting

The bottom of the ski has pigment added to the composite. This can be in different colours that merge or a single colour, both systems prevent scratching showing on the base of the ski and give the ski individuality. The tops are left mainly plain to prevent heat build up in the sun but can have some spray finishing added.