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10th September 2021
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: 17-18kts
Surf / Sea State: Choppy
Air Temperature: Nice
Sea Temperature: Nice
Weather: Overcast then Sun
My first session in a while, and the first session for a new board that I
bought this week!
I'm hoping to replace my old Evo 75 *and* my much-loved Bee 267 with a
single board, in a continued effort to downsize. Quite a task and the
Dyno85 is my first attempt. To do so it needs to work from a 6.5m down to a
4.6m. Severne tell me it's marginal but doable (on the large size that is),
as I'm only 65kgs. Let's see.
So this session certainly proved the board to be fantastic with a 5.4m in
initially up/down conditions. Super-consistent performance and the Dyno is
obviously *completely* different from the Evo75 that I would normally have
been on. I could also have been on the Bee267, which would probably have
been faster but less comfortable. I'll need to do some comparisons some
The first impression of the Dyno is that everything is just *so* easy on
it. I'm still a hopeless gyber but it suddenly felt like the tutorials that
you read! It keeps the speed up amazingly for a small board, and doesn't do
that thing where you turn into wind if you don't flip the sail soon enough.
It's also incredibly smooth over chop - and feels very stuck to the water
(in thruster setup). I'm so far torn as to whether this is a good thing!
It's incredibly comfortable but I think it felt less 'fun' that my old
boards, and it doesn't immediately encourage jumping off of small ramps.
A big worry (for me) with this board is the almost total lack of nose-scoop
(esp. compared with the Evo!). It looks like it'd trip on every bit of
steep chop, but (so far) it just doesn't...
A great first session though!
P.S. it's a strange feeling turning up to the beach with a board that's
less than 20 years old!
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