AHD-Boards

DGW 83

Diony has been involved in the AHD by Tridenn challenge for three years already!

We are therefore only too happy to launch the very first « Pro Model » to his name in his “long” career, one that is a true testimony of our gratefulness for his involvement and his commitment to our small brand.

Before joining AHD, Diony has closely worked with outstanding shapers such as Mark Nelson and later Richard Green. Along the years he developed his own sailing style and triggered atypical shapes.

In full logic he has wished to pursue further development of his rationale with our own Pascal Gerber and Bruno André, bringing a new spirit and focus to AHD « wave » line.

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.

With a “twingle” fin configuration (close to each other twin-fins which combine the grip of a single fin with the maneuverability of multi fins) the DGWave boards are fast, precise and maneuverable!

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.

 

Shape specificities:

  • Compact outline
  • Curved scoop
  • Bottom: vee forward, followed by double concaves then a single concave aft.
  • Round Pin Tail

 

Models DGW 93 DGW 83
Volume 93 L 83 L
Length 230 cm 227 cm
Width 60.6 cm 57.2 cm
Width ofo 37.4 cm 35 cm
Weight
(+/- 6%)
6.7 kg 6.3 kg
Fin box Us Box Us Box
Fin size Twingle 15.5cm (Select Prowave Evo) Twingle 16cm (Select Prowave Evo)
Sail size 4.2- 6.2 3.5 – 5.8