The Mick Fanning Ducks Nuts has been a work in progress for more than ten years now. It’s mainly been about the rocker, concave, rails, & volume as Mick’s grown with the boards.
But what I’ve really seen develop this year is the change in the tails, it’s had such a positive impact on the Ducks Nuts in a number of different ways – which is why we are making these custom tails available to you now.
The Rounded Pin Tail is the tail we put the five fin set up in, and this is the board Mick likes to take to Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti – it’s more drawn in, therefore draws better lines and holds in the bottom more.
So if you’re going to be travelling around and you need something solid under your feet, this is the one to go.
The A.S Tail is something that Mick and I have been working on most of the last two years, and this is the board he found success on when he won his third world title.
It has a slight hip about 14inches up the tail, which gives it straight longer edge – letting Mick get more speed through his turns.
This is also the board set up that Mick rode to victory at J Bay, because it’s a little tighter in the tail and with the stiff fins he opted for it made the board (only being a 5’11) hold in those great waves. This is the great all round board for the reasonably good waves in your area.
The Jay Tail is something we’ve been working on as well, this is the same tail Mick rode on his Ducks Nuts to his victory at Bells.
This tail doesn’t have the hip in it, and it’s just a little more of a rounded square slash diamond type tail. This allows the board to be a little freer, looser, carry speed more through the weaker waves.
Mick’s Ducks Nuts is very high performance with lots of rocker, lots of concave, and now with these three tails you can pick a variation that will allow you to surf Mick’s model in your waves of choice.
All these tails are the product of the time that Mick and I spend in the shaping bay to work out what we need to have the edge in the next event. With all the trial and error, this takes up to 6-12 months before we can release these updates to the public, but rest assured we have the worlds best test pilots making sure these updates are right for you.
You can download the custom Order form by clicking here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DHD is more than excited to congratulate team mate Mick Fanning on his second win of the season in South Africa.
image courtesy of FCS
The waves were pumping for the final, and it couldn’t have been a better match up. Mick faced off against fellow Cooly kid Joel Parkinson, defeating him in the end 17.00 to 13.60.
Mick rode his DHD MF Ducks Nuts, bolstered by carbon reinforcement and lightened by a 4×4 Team glass job.
image courtesy of FCS
“Darren and I looked back to my boards from 2006 & 2002 (JBay victories), picked out what was working and improved the rest.” - Mick Fanning
“Mick’s current Ducks Nuts is the sum of years and years of research and development. Everything that makes the board the what it is today is based on what Mick and I have worked on together.” – Darren Handley
Kyuss King surfed his way to the Finals day at the Rip Curl Grom Search Huntington Beach California.
In a close fought battle in the Quarter Finals Kyuss missed out by less than a point (0.1) from progressing through to the Semi Finals.
We had a great time watching Steph compete in the Fiji Pro, and we wanted to share with you a few good shots from the event.
Photos are taken by the talented Peter “Joli” Wilson
There you have it folks! Happy Gilmore looking great in the water, can’t wait to see her surf in the upcoming Vans Open of Surfing @ Huntington Beach CA this July
Check out these fresh frames from our friend Tim Bonython at Swellchasers/ASMF
Check out more of his big wave videos here: http://www.surfingvisions.com/tbp/
The Skeleton Key is a collaboration between DH and Mick Fanning, who set out to create a performance inspired short board that all surfers could ride. The formula is simple… More outline in the plan shape, lower rocker, fuller rail and a lightning fast deep single to double concave is what makes this new model a MUST HAVE for ALL
surfers in ALL parts of the world.
The Skeleton Key is best surfed 1-2 inches shorter than your standard short-board, with a touch more width and thickness. The lower rocker and mid – full rail profile allows you to surf this model in small and gutless waves, yet the subtle flyer / hip rounded square allows you to launch into more solid waves and still have good hold and control of the tail.
For an all-round performance model that UNLOCKS all your quiver concerns, the Skeleton Key has you covered!
On the deck, the bi-lateral carbon flaps on the tail provide an even flex pattern that still has some give in all directions. This is MF’s choice of carbon in his models as he likes the feel that this carbon setup creates.
The unilateral comp strip carbon on the bottom of the board running along the stringer, makes the memory of the flex pattern react quicker when under stress. This gives your board a slightly stiffer, yet more ‘’alive’’ feeling when driving through sections. The comp strip also acts a reinforced layer of glass to add strength.
The Size Range
PRE-ORDER Your Skeleton Key before it’s official release date on April 16th and your board will arrive with limited edition Mick Fanning Signature decals