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Ducks Nuts Custom Tails

Ducks Nuts Custom Tails

by DHD Surf

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 admin@dhdsurf.com for more information.

 

Fiji Pro Wrap Up

Fiji Pro Wrap Up

by Ryan

The Volcom Fiji Pro saw several days of electrifying surfing and world-class waves both at Restaurants and Cloudbreak. Mick Fanning was in fine form throughout the event, showcasing his backhand barrel riding skills and massive hacks en route to the final. He was able to defeat close friend and reigning World Champion Joel Parkinson in the Quarterfinals and goofy-footer CJ Hobgood in the Semifinals but was unable to best Kelly Slater in the final.

“What an amazing event to see Kelly get all those 10s” DH said of the epic Final. “It was just great to see Mick the day before his birthday get a few buzzer beaters and come up and challenge Kelly with a 9.2 at the start. We thought Mick was in it, but you can never count out Kelly. He got that 9.8 and then that 10 and it was pretty much over from there. But it’s game on from here on out, Mick is only a few hundred points behind Kelly and it’s going to make for a great rest of the season. I’m off to Bali this week, staying with Mick and his coach Phil. I can’t wait to catch up with him and the rest of the team. I also just want to wish Micro a speedy recovery.”

“I’m pretty stoked,” Fanning said. “I started off with the 9.2 and saw Kelly doing the Jesus Christ on the one behind it. When Kelly didn’t get a 10 on his first wave I thought, ‘I’m still in this,’ but then he shut the door on the next one. Overall I’m happy. I didn’t really have a good start to this event and then at the end it came good.”

Mick chose to surf his 6’0 and 6’1 MF Ducks Nuts with rounded pins. These models are based off the board he rode to victory in Tahiti last season. Fanning currently sits at no. 2 in the race for the ASP World Championship heading into the Oakley Pro in Bali.