T-band stringer

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

A stringer is the narrow strip of wood that laterally bisects a polyurethane foam surfboard blank. A T-band stringer consists of three strips of wood laminated together, with the flanking strips of a different wood type than the center strip; it strengthens the board slightly, but is valued more as a style accent. T-band stringers are most often found on longboards, and are usually about a half-in...

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