Alley (X-Core)


X-Core Overview

Progressive flex technology. Strength where it’s needed. Flex where it’s wanted.

From years of industrial and rider testing the patented X-Core Reactor was developed combining premium grade EPS and XPS foams with unidirectional military grade carbon fiber stringers. Marrying technology and experience to create a superior flex pattern in a board that lasts longer and surfs better. Available in a range of densities to suite all surfers and conditions and suited for industry standard epoxy glassing. Ideal for cutting on AKU Shaper.

X-Core Strength

X-Core Reactor blanks are constructed from military grade uni-directional carbon fiber and premium EPS/XPS. These core materials give X-Core its superior strength to weight ratio and optimum compression stability. The X-Core’s dual carbon fiber stringers are angled to displace down force more evenly and effectively than a single wooden stringer. This provides optimum strength underfoot and throughout the length of the board without sacrificing flex.

X-Core Flex Pattern

X-Core blanks take flex to the next level by utilising the superior flex capabilities of uni-directional carbon fiber, integrated into the core in a unique cambered arch. The properties of the these unique materials work together to generate superior flex out of your back-foot pressures. This helps the fins engage and accelerate into turns, whilst also lifting the board onto the rail in the nose.


Generous nose and tail area with rounded square tail, vee deck to low boxy rail, deep single concave throughout, low to mid nose entry with slight flip towards the tip, fins moved slightly forward. Medium tail rocker. Comes standard with Carbon Toe Patches.


Cooper Chapman collaboration over the last 18 months so he can compete on the QS and maximise speed, carve and air potential


Low volume high performance Thruster, Cooper is not really into Quad option set ups. For all-round 2 to 5 feet (thigh to double overhead) surf as short, narrow and thin as your level allows. Low to mid nose entry combined with deep single throughout for fast down the line reactions. Fins forward to assist in the pocket snaps and add slide at the end of the carving arc. Alley elements combine to give Cooper on edge rail power carve potential, with speed on tap to take advantage of any ramp and gain more consistency on landings.

Length Width Thickness Volume
5’6 18 2 20.44L
5’8 18 1/8 2 1/16 21.86L
5’9 18 1/4 2 1/8 23.05L
5’10 18 1/2 2 3/16 24.44L
5’11 18 5/8 2 1/4 25.67L
6’0 18 3/4 2 5/16 27.04L
6’1 19 2 3/8 28.52L
6’2 19 1/4 2 7/16 30.10L
6’3 19 1/2 2 1/2 31.72L
6’4 19 3/4 2 9/16 33.35L
6’5 20 2 5/8 35.15L