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11th September 2021
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: 15-16kts
Surf / Sea State: Choppy
Air Temperature: Nice
Sea Temperature: Nice
Second time out on the new Dyno85, and the perfect evening for comparing it
to the old Bee267 in lighter winds with a 6.4m sail.
I did lots of single in-out runs, coming to the beach to switch board each
time. That way the ups/downs of the wind would be fairly compared. Probably
looked a bit kooky to others, though!
For comparison, most others were on 105ltr boards and also 6.5s.
Firstly no problems whatsoever getting or keeping planing on the Dyno85. If
anything getting going is a tiny bit easier - just a quick pump and it's
Once going the old Bee definitely feels faster (and probably is), and
certainly has a more 'locked in' blasting feel to it. The Dyno makes you
stand a bit more upright, but is still fast.
The Bee goes upwind a little bit easier, but not a huge difference.
The Dyno is a LOT easier to gybe, and despite having less volume and length
keeps the speed up through the gype quite a lot better (very noticeable
The Dyno is quite prone to spin-out if there's a brief drop in the wind
(this might well just be my technique but the Bee doesn't do this at all),
but this is probably rather expected as it's not designed for such a large
sail. But, it works and is still a lot of fun.
All this means that my plan of replacing both the Bee267 *and* the Evo75
with a single board looks like it's going to work :)
I can only fit two boards in my car so this is important - I can now pack
either Dyno + Slalom board, or Dyno + 70ltr waveboard, and I doubt I'll
ever "wish I brought the other board" again!
Then back home to watch Emma win the Tennis, so quite a good day really.
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