Drako Skin ~ Surfboard Drag Reduction Surface
Drako Skin ~ Surfboard Drag Reduction Surface
Drako Skin ~ Surfboard Drag Reduction Surface

Drako Skin ~ Surfboard Drag Reduction Surface

Regular price
$49.95
Sale price
$49.95
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per 

Limited quantities available. We are currently only shipping to approved riders / board manufacturers. For more information click on contact us below. Otherwise subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media. Full production release summer 2021.

High performance adhesive surface increases speed and maneuverability. 

  • Synthetic shortfin mako skin
  • Reduces drag by 5%
  • Increases drive by 10%

Drag reduction is achieved in the direction parallel to the micro grooves and drive is increased perpendicular to the micro grooves. Apply to the bottom surface of surfboard using the adhesive backing. Durable, easy to install, and can be removed similarly to a traction pad.

  • 18L x 11.5W inches (45 x 29cm)
  • 0.03 inches thick (0.75mm)
  • Less than 70 grams per square foot (30 x 30cm)

For maximum drag reduction in forward travel, the entire board's bottom surface can be covered. However, covering the forward portion of the board's bottom surface will make maneuverability more difficult. To increase speed and maneuverability cover the back 30% of the board's bottom surface. 

The fact that micro grooves (riblets) aligned in the streamwise direction reduce skin friction drag has been established beyond any reasonable doubt. There are a large number of independent measurements available from many laboratories. For more information view our Studies & Research page.

 

Installation instructions:

Wash bottom surface with warm soapy water, let dry. Peel adhesive backing from Drako Skin, apply to bottom surface with the micro grooves aligned parallel to the stringer.