That is one sick looking longboard
what sort of conditions and surfing was this board designed for?
How big is that bad boy? Awesome board. Hope it works as good as mine does!!!
This design emphasis for this shape is glide with out the sacrifice of performance. It works well in just about most daily conditions and isn't limited to any single type of conditions. Virtually everyone I have shaped one for found that this shape is very user friendly, from shortboarders to staunch longboarders, and everyone inbetween. Some have found the design so versatile many own a full range quiver from a Stubby Dyna-Glyde to full on Dyna-Glyders up to 12'. Contrary to the images of this shape it has many subtle refinements. Not just a skinned and rail turned blank. This shape needs to have alot of volume in the blank to foil out the shape correctly. This is one of the reasons why you will only see EPS epoxy versions of this shape for shorter versions, as there are no blanks available in poly for the smaller versions. Although, I have been known to cut down poly longboard blanks to shape them in poly for staunch poly guys. But for the waste and added cost it's on par with ordering an EPS/Epoxy.
"Virtually everyone I have shaped one for found that this shape is very user friendly, from shortboarders to staunch longboarders, and everyone inbetween. "I certainly agree with that! Stoked on that design!
I have a 9'3 dynaglide in poly. The board is ridiculously fun and easy to use. The more I ride it the more I learn. Just recently I learned the secret to noseriding this board. Although it's not a classic noserider, this board really noserides well. It took me a long time to learn how to do it correctly since I ride mine as a quad. I've learned that after you do a check turn to set up the noseride you have to make sure that the board is sitting flat in the water ( ie: not on rail ) then step forward. After you are up there then re-engage the rail. The board will take off running down the line very fast and you can steer it quite easily with both feet up there. This is in contrast to my classic heavy log where I keep the rail engaged the whole time. I ate shit so many times figuring this out. If the rail is in the face and you unweight your feet to try to step forward then you probably will eat shit. Noseriding a lighter weight, quad and channeled longboard like this one is very different than on heavier single fin traditional equipment. The versatility is the key here. Tail turns great, rides backside awesome. You can pump it and power turn it like a shortboard, get little coverups, noseride, everything. Probably the best beachbreak longboard I've ridden. Next experiment is helicopters. Probably going to eat alot more shit on that one. -Jeff