Diony and AHD give us the low down on this signature board line from AHD…
What, first and foremost, attracted us to Diony’s philosophy was the fact that he always and successfully used the same boards, whatever the wave and weather conditions and on any spot: from Jaws to Gran Canaria or Ho’okipa, side-off or side-on, in strong or lighter winds.
From the first prototypes Pascal made, we were struck by the difference and … performance of the new boards.
Their inherent « drive » is complemented by an exceptional ability for curves. Very stable on the rail they allow more precise and more powerful curves. Those shapes provide a feeling of absolute safety in curves, whatever the wave size.
When sailing out, or in on-shore winds, the “twingle” configuration provides the grip of a single fin, ensuring a fast speed at any wind-angle, boosted as it is, in the aft two thirds of the bottom, by a double concave morphing in a deep single one.
The veed forward section provides added control and helps lifting the forward part of the rail so that no curve is baulked at.
On a compact outline, all these parameters result in a very pure wave-machine.
True to the concept of an exact pro-model in production they carry the very graphics Diony drew by himself on his older prototypes with a « Posca » paint-marker, inspired that he was by the latest trends in Surf.
“The DG Wave for me is pure freedom, when my feet are locked in everything feels so close to perfection! My first step on the board I couldn’t believe how easy and responsive it was to my body movements! It’s the first time ever going from my favorite custom board to a production and not wanting to go back on my custom! Love it!” Diony Guadagnino