Epoxicore‬

Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro Title

Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro Title

by DHD Surf

Surfing and training in the offseason Matt Wilkinson is focused and ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title.

Loaded with the DNA and DX1 performance boards under his feet, Matt is set for any conditions that the Gold Coast’s points serve up.

DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DX1 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 EPOXICORE
DNA 5’11 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8

Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson Quiksilver Pro Champion

Height: 180cm / Weight: 82kg

Matt Wilkinson’s Trestles Quiver

Matt Wilkinson’s Trestles Quiver

by DHD Surf

Matt Wilkinson’s is ready to regain back the throne in this event at Trestles. See what is in Matt Wilkinson’s Trestles Quiver!

EpoxiCORE DX1
5’11 x 18 7/8 x 2 7/16 – 28.5L

Ducksnuts
5’11 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 7/16 – 28.5L

EpoxiCORE DX1
6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28L

Ducksnuts
6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28L

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Matt Wilkinson EpoxiCORE Ducksnuts

Matt’s EpoxiCORE Ducksnuts

6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28L

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Behind The Curtain with Darren Handley & EpoxiCORE

by DHD Surf

A behind the scenes into how EpoxiCORE was conceived and brought to market with Darren Handley.

Over thirty years of designing and shaping DHD surfboards has led Darren Handley to create a board that brings together the positive attributes of both traditional fibreglass and epoxy construction. The development team embraced the project as we explored new technology, design and manufacturing techniques.

Darren Handley in the Shaping Bay - DHD EpoxiCore

Mick Fanning EpoxiCORE Switchblade

5’8 x 19 1/8 x 2 3/8 — 27.2 ltrs

Mick Fanning EpoxiCORE Switchblade

 

Jack Freestone EpoxiCORE DX1

6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 – 29 Ltrs

Jack Freestone EpoxiCORE DX1

Steph Gilmore EpoxiCORE Switchblade

5’7 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/16 — 24.8 ltrs

Steph Gilmore EpoxiCORE Switchblade
DHD EpoxiCore

EpoxiCore now available in-stores in the USA and Australia or online! Check online for stockists to get yours!

Film by Mysurf.tv, FCS and Surfing Australia
Footage by Nimai Strickland, Conrad Petzsch-Kunze

Jack Freestone 2016 Quiver

Jack Freestone 2016 Quiver

by DHD Surf

“At the start of the year we were trying so much stuff and testing everything until we could find something that fit,” Freestone says. “We’re making good progress. It’s a lot of hit-and-miss, but we’ve got a few now that have clicked. That’s stuff we can incorporate into the old models to give them a new feel, a new touch. It’s a process, but I’m excited about where it’s headed.”

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“My all-time go-to model is the DX1, something Darren brought back that Joel Parkinson used to ride way back in the day,” Freestone says. “Basically, we just widened the tail a bit. It goes really good in all kinds of waves, especially those shitty QS waves I’ve had to surf for the last three years. Now as we’ve moved more into surfing better waves, we’ve narrowed the tail again, and it really fits in well with good waves.”

Jack Freestone Quiver

“The DX1 is the board I’ll surf if the waves are good for my heat. It’s my trusted go-to board,” says Jack. “The outline feels really good, and the way it works together with the rocker, Darren’s a master at blending the two.”

Jack Freestone EpoxiCore

“The Epoxicore (left) is also something we’ve been working on together,” Freestone says. “It’s a really cool concept. I love the fact that Darren’s incorporating the expoy with the normal PU board. Sometimes epoxies are just a little too buoyant and corky, and you can’t really navigate them that well, so I think that intertwining the regular board with the epoxy gives it the regular feel with all the benefits of the epoxy. It’s mental, man.”

Jack Freestone DX1

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Photos – Mikey Mallalieu