A unique patented load beam collar with cover, turns the entire top surface of the cover into a bonding surface. Truss openings in the load beam collar lighten the weight without sacrificing strength. Outline shape of the beam improves roll strength of the system once installed. Features a wide mid-section providing largest possible footprint, without impeding close to rail installation.
The design of the collar does not restrict the cover material to any one material, anything providing a good bonding surface is fine. For example, in a balsa wood board the cover could be balsa so that the box blends in with the surrounding wood. The cover enables the application of various overlays, for example, carbon fiber, fiberglass, etc. Facilitating customization of the box appearance. Allowing the boxes to blend in with the rest of the surfboard!
Side box covers feature a colored dot centered at the outboard edge. This dot is used to indicate the cant angle of the associated box. Color codes – BLUE – 0º, YELLOW – 2º, RED – 4º, BLACK – 6º, and PURPLE – 8º. The cant angle is also marked in the slot, as well as on the bottom outside of the box. Making it easier to identify the cant angle.
The outer flange of the collar provides an aesthetic detail by forming a thin pin line around the perimeter of the cover.
Adjustment of 5mm (3/16″) forward and backwards provided by the fin slot. Allows fin placement to be fine tuned. Designed to be compatible with all dual tab fins on the market. Each box ships with a card containing 3 pieces of die cut masking tape. These are used to cover the slot and screws during installation. Side boxes ship on trays containing 10 boxes, die cut masking tape, and 2 hex keys. Center boxes ship in packs containing 5 boxes.