The original file began with Parko and was ridden in numerous contests and free surfing clips. Fast forward to 2015 and after a few adjustments to the file the DX1 was crowned #1 by Julian Wilson in the "Stab In the Dark" project.
After it’s success in "Stab In The Dark" the board soon became a team favourite, especially for Jack Freestone which after feedback and a few more alterations became the JF DX1.
Darren Handley grew up on Australia’s wave rich Gold Coast, a unique place in the World with regards to the high concentration of world famous waves and the talent the coast continually produces. It is the Gold Coast’s variety of waves that has allowed Darren to hone his skills for creating the most responsive boards in the world.
Regarded as one of the world’s best shapers the writing is on the wall in terms of DH’s achievements, including 3X ASP World Champion Mick Fanning and 7X ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore.
DH is not simply a shaper, but rather the complete surfboard manufacturer. At nearly 50 years old, I’m still picking up the sander and working in the glass room, I’m hands on. It’s all about the perfect surfboard, and surrounding yourself with the most skilled workers in the industry, to create that ultimate ride. - DH
Although Darren has paved much of the way for himself, he is heavily influenced by his team riders and those closest to him in the surfing community. No one has passion like DH, and when it comes to making surfboards he has devoted his life to giving everyone the ultimate experience when they ride a DHD board.
DH has dedicated his life to creating the ultimate high performance surfboard, and as an industry leader he continues to set standards for quality and performance.
DX1 PHASE 3
Ability — Intermediate - Expert
Ideal Wave Size — 1-6ft
Glassing — Stock Lite (4 x 4 x 3/4) + Tiger claws, which improves strength and flex.
Rocker — Medium to Flat Rocker
Concave — Slight Single Concave
Rails — Medium to Low performance rail
Carbon — White Carbon Innegra Toe Patches
Tail — Squash
Fins — Thruster, 3 Fin in Futures or FCS II
To keep the boards performance DH has kept the rails low especially through the tail of the board. This along with a fairly straight rail outline give the board endless speed and drive.
A slightly lowered rocker gives this board plenty of up and go speed which has allowed DH to tone down it’s single concave which helps free the board up through turns, especially when the waves are a little softer.
THESE STOCK BOARDS ARE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA NOW AND READY TO BE SHIPPED.