deck patch

An additional, area-specific layer of fiberglass placed on the deck of a surfboard for added strength. Knees, ribs, heels, and toes can all dent a board during normal use, and dents can eventually create a board-ruining delamination, where the fiberglass separates from the board's foam core. Deck patches became popular in the mid-'60s, as thinner fiberglass was used to make lighter, quicker, more ...

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