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5'6" Mini Simmons Eco Chamber DIY Kit

The shape is a 5' 6" Mini Simmons. It's a planing hull design with parallel rails, twin keel fins, and it literally flies through the water.

All Eco Chamber kits are made from vertical grain poplar and consist of multiple stringers.

Simmons Eco Chamber DIY Kit

The stringers  are cut to exact specifications on our computer controlled CNC machine. 

The board is built by gluing either wood or discarded surfboards that have been cut into strips between the stringers.

Once the foam or wood is glued between all the stringers you simply sand until you touch the edge of the stringers and you have the perfect shape. 

Shaping DIY

All Eco Chamber kits are made from vertical grain poplar and consist of multiple stringers as shown above.

Chambered Mini Simmons

The stringers are cut to exact specifications on our computer controlled CNC machine.

The board is built by gluing either wood or discarded surfboards that have been cut into strips between the stringers.

Once the foam or wood is glued between all the stringers you simply sand until you touch the edge of the stringers and you have the perfect shape.

Like all our kits, the shape can be modified according to user preference.

Step One

Starting at the middle stringer you use wood or foam strips to build up the board one layer at a time.

Chambered Mini Simmons

The vertical dowels keep the stringers aligned.

The average width of the wood or foam between the stringers is 1 1/2".

Step Two

Layers are built up until all the right side stringers are glued in place.

Chambered Mini Simmons

Then you repeat the process on the left side and join the two sides.

This board is being built with balsa but an old surfboard cut into strips works great too.

Step Three

Shaping the blank is a snap since you simply plane and sand the board until you just reach the stringers.

 Chambered Mini Simmons

Step Four

Then it's just a final sanding and you are ready to glass just like a regular surfboard or drop it off at your local glasser and open a beer.

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You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

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Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.