Mick Fanning ‘What I’m Riding’

Mick Fanning ‘What I’m Riding’

by DHD Surf

It has been a busy start to the year for Mick Fanning and Darren Handley, getting Mick’s equipment sorted for the first half of the tour. Even Mick has been in the bay shaping up some designs of his own. The two of them are both really happy with where the designs are at and have locked in four key designs for Mick’s 2012 quiver.

What is Mick Fanning Riding

Mick Fanning
Height: 5’10 (177cm)
Weight: 161 LBS (76kg)

Ducks Nuts is Aussie slang that means “the best thing.” I’ve worked on this board for a long time. If the waves are pumping with really clean conditions that’s the board I go to. It has single to double concave thru the fins and heaps of drive. I ride 5’11 1/2×18 5/8×2 1/4 V26.8lt”MF
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Eager Beaver is the model that adds life and fun to smaller, sloppier conditions. Its based off boards I’ve been riding in California and Brazil and features deep single concave into slight vee off the tail giving you more zing and the ability to change up your lines. I ride 5’11×18 3/4×2 ¼ V26.2lt”MF
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Sweet Spot is the model that I made with the idea of staying right in the pocket of the wave. I can jam it as hard as I want and know it will hold, and not worry about nosediving or getting stuck in the curve because there is less board. I ride it at Snapper, Kirra, and places like P-Pass, and the thing goes amazing. I ride 5’10×18 3/4×2 ¼ V26.1lt”MF
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A new model that is beginning to emerge from DH’s shaping bay is the Switch Blade Pro. A few of the team riders Mick included have really been enjoying this model as a performance option in the small mushy conditions. This model was a huge hit amongst the team at the Australian Open in Manly this year. Mick rides a 5’9×18 3/4×2 1/4 V26.4lt