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The BW DHD

A traditional shape with a new-school build

The DHD kite-only combines DH’s proven surfboard shaping know-how, Appletree’s amazing construction technologies and Ben Wilson’s many years of strapless kitesurfing experience. A unique partnership in which this first ever, dedicated DHD kite surfboard was defined.

This board has less volume and runs a little shorter than the dual-use surf and kite version, as most kiteboards do. It’s good for a huge range of wave sizes and shapes but also handles higher winds when you need something with great performance. We made this board for ripping into waves no matter their size; it’ll get you in the pocket or let you carve bold turns on the open face. This board is manufactured from similar high-tech materials to the Stallion and Drifter 2.0, meaning it is ultra durable yet still has plenty of flex so you feel like you’re riding a real surfboard. 

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MANUFACTURE

On the deck is a thin layer of honeycomb that runs the length of the board. This layer is sandwiched between fiberglass to provide very good impact resistance. In addition, to further improve the dent resistance under the front foot, we added an extra layer of natural cork. Again, this layer is sandwiched between fiberglass before the whole board is laminated under pressure and coated with its signature blue resin. The deck is left with a slight honeycomb texture that is filled with white resin and sanded smooth. There’s a lot that goes into each of these boards!

FINS

Comes with FCSII as standard. 5 Futures Finboxes available on request.

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CLOSED FOAM

XPS is like EPS so it only works with epoxy resin. But it is different that it does not contain the beads that EPS has, That’s whey call it closed foam, it means it’s completely waterproof! So no worries when you ding the board. just keep kiting and fix it later. XPS is notoriously hard to laminate, but our fusion tech makes it possible! The core is fused with the skin, this gives an optimal bond between skin and core, virtually eliminating de-lamination.

ECO BOARD

We’re happy to contribute to a more ecofriendly shredders world and be part of the ECOBOARDProject. You will find the official numbered Ecoboard labels on the BW DHD.

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HEX FUSION

It’s called HEX-SKIN GLASS construction. The board is laminated with a combination of fibreglass layups with some extra glass laid nose-to-tail to give a bit more strength for everyday kite use.

U-FLEX STRINGER

The U-stringer consists of a high density foam insert wrapped in fiberglass. This stringer acts as a spring rod and runs only in the middle of the board, leaving the tail and nose to freely flex.

To counter the strength of the Hex Fusion on the deck and to further control the flex of the board, we designed the Ustringer. The U-stringer consists of a high density foam insert wrapped in fiberglass This stringer acts as a spring rod and runs only in the middle of the board, leaving the tail and nose to freely flex. The u-flex stringer is covered with a thin layer of unidirectional carbon fibre, to further control flex.

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Sizes

5’5 x 17.7” x 2.0”. 20,6L

5’7 x 18.0” x 2.0”. 21,42L

5’9 x 18.2” x 2.1”. 23.6L

Board weight is between around 2,8 to 3kg, depending on size.

What size to take

5’5: Weight 55/75kg. Height 155-175cm
5’7: Weight 75/90kg. Height 170-185cm
5’9: Weight +90kg. Height 180-200cm