We sent Asher a 5’6 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4 Racing Mullet dynocore with 25 litres for him to ride around Indo for the Waves board test.
As you can see he its ripping on the thing in all conditions, from 2 foot sloppy ones to 5 foot reef wedges.
Th Racing Mullet our most popular and most versatile short board, and works even better in the Dynocore construction. It gives you that spring in and out of turns that he is talking about, you surf faster and with more power because every bit of force you put into the board on a bottom turn or pump down the line you get back from the flex in the board when it springs back.
Its an amazing feeling, so if you haven’t tried it yet make sure you drop into the store and take Asher’s board or one of the other demo boards out for a surf and see for your self.
Asher tested the Racing Mullet in Indo recently for the Waves board test, here is what he had to say;
This board is epoxy, its really light and got a couple of crazy features. The deck’s scooped out and there’s a slight concave under your front foot. Having no stringer, you can kinda feel it spring you in and out of turns and I think thats definitely a positive thing. My first surf on this board was in kinda small conditions but it was actually really wedgey and punchy, so I could pick up a few things out of that surf. One was that it sprung out of turns really well. It felt really positive and lively and thats normally something I look for in a good, fun short board. I think it would probably be suited to more general beach breaks in Australia, where you wants to get a bit more out of your surf. Its a high performance board, I’ve got no doubts about that, and its got some features that really serve their purpose.
Asher was surfing a 5’6 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4 Dynocore Racing mullet with 25 liters, its one of our most popular shapes for someone looking for a good all round shortboard. Its a great beach break groveler and lights up when put in good conditions. Combine this with the extra durability, spring and speed you get out of turns from the Dynocore construction and you can see why we cant keep up with the demand for this particular model.
The board Asher rode will be available in store for demo for the next few months, so come and take it for a ride and see for yourself what the hype is all about, once you feel that extra spring from a turn you wont go back to your standard board, guaranteed!
This is the newest creation out of the factory for testing, a Modern-Vintage/Dynocore performance Simmons.
Normally we keep the Dynocore technology for the performance shortboards as the flex and liveliness suits them better, and for the reto boards we stick with the traditional 6oz glass job to give them some weight and feel.
However lately I have been riding a board that I found amongst the pile of Dave’s experimentation’s, a performance quad Mini Simmons that was made a few years ago before the boom of the Simmons and it has blown me away! The Simmons is known as a small wave board but this thing is foiled out and goes best when the waves get big, long and hollow.
So the next step was to recreate this magic performance Simmons in Dynocore to push it even further, and this is what we have come up with. I took it to Straddie yesterday and got a few sucky shoulder high drainers and it did exactly what I wanted it to, getting in early, making speed out of nothing and sitting in the pocket perfectly.
This is a demo so if you want to see how it goes drop into the store, steal it off me and take it for a spin.
Your first surfboard is an important decision. If you choose poorly without having the right advice, you may end up finding it difficult to progress for a long time or worse still giving up because you think it’s just too hard! Hopefully I can give you some pointers and direction from my twenty years plus of making custom boards for people just like you. Firstly before you buy, you should beg, borrow & rent as many boards as you can, too feel for yourself what you do best on. Sure the small ones are easy to duck dive, fit in your transport & carry to the beach, but are you doing it to go surfing or duck diving? What you need is the best balance between be able to carry it around, catch all the waves you want & be stable enough to have you cruising across the green face of the wave in no time. Reputable surfboard shops carry secondhand boards, demos & rentals, along with good staff who should be happy to give as much advice as you need. Notice I said “surfboard shops” as there is a lot of “surf shops” that are just clothing stores with a few boards in them just to look credible. A surfboard shop should have secondhand boards they gave traded in from happy customers who have already progressed on to the next level in performance & fun. Don’t be afraid to ask for a guaranteed trade in when your ready for your next surfboard. Surf schools are also a big help in choosing the right board and recommendation of a place to purchase it from. So what are the things your looking for in your first board? Volume: remember this “foam is your friend” the more floatation, width & thickness you have the more waves you will catch & the quicker you will progress. Length: you need a minimum of around 30cm taller than your self, the longer board you have the sooner you catch the wave. Width: stability is important in this stage of your new surfing career, the wider your board the less likely you are to be wobbling off the side every time you put your weight on the rails of your board. The ideal width is dependent on your overall weight and height but I would expect to see a minimum of 19″ wide but preferably up to 21″ or even 22″. Thickness: paddling your board is something you will do the longest every time you go surfing, so make it easy on yourself and keep plenty of thickness in your board under your chest and thru the middle of the board. The rails should be full and soft in the centre also with thinner rails in the nose and tail allowing you to penetrate the water when duck diving or turning. Once again the thickness is a variable dependent on your body size, so minimum of around 2 1/2″ to 3″ is a good ballpark to start with. Tail shape: to be completely honest right now the tail shape will make very little difference. Plenty of width around your back foot is more important. Pointy bits hurt and damage easy. Fins: in basic terms the bigger a fin is in the centre of the board the more stable it will be as it drives you forward. Side fins help you turn up and down on the face of the wave. The 2+1 fin setup like longboards have Is the most user friendly for beginners, however the everyday thruster Is a common compromise that will work fine and keep you progressing. Nose width: once again width equals stability. The common beginner boards will have a round or wide pointed nose keeping floatation and area up there to help. What Board type? Good question. There is so many names for these types of boards. Those common shape characteristics are found in hybrids, semi fish boards, minimals & retro boards. So follow your head with the knowledge I’ve just given you & forget the hype of the cool name/logo & think about all the cool rides your going to have on the correct shaped board for you.