A few years back Rusty designed a board called the Neil and it has gotten more interest in the last year or so. He went back and updated the design, adding more volume and improving the performance in smaller waves, giving you the Diamond Mini or D Min. The D Min catches waves easily and does best in a wide range of conditions from knee high, mush to head high. With the added volume, you want to ride it shorter, similar to a fish. What gives the D Min its name is its diamond tail. The diamond tail is a blend of a round pin and squash and really helps this board with tighter turns than most full, wide everyday surfboards. The low entry rocker and added foam in the chest area with the aggressive tail rocker and vee off the tail makes this board paddle with ease and still have lots of maneuverability to transition from rail to rail. If you’re looking for a versatile, everyday surfboard and an excellent solution to everyday surf conditions, the D Min is the perfect board for you. Don't see your size? View Made To Order dimensions.
The D Min excels in mild to moderate wave conditions. It can handle slopey to flat faces or waves that have a solid push and provide opportunities to have serious fun. Intermediate to advanced surfers will enjoy this board the most with their approach being on the more vertical and/or carving side.
BOARD SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Another excellent solution to everyday surf conditions. The front three quarters of the D Min resembles something fishy. The nose is approx. 15.5 inches wide. The width carries back to the rear of the board. What is different, is the smooth break in the outline that pulls into a a semi full Diamond Tail. What is a Diamond Tail? A blend of round pin and squash with the corners moved forward a bit maintaining area, shortening the rail, finishing with a subtle point, and a very clean exit for a board with some tail vee. Diamonds were used quite a bit in the early 1970s on a wide range of boards all the way up the ladder.
A few years back I designed a board called the Neil Diamond. It has been enjoyed a long time in our line. More recently, there's been more interest. This new design, ride it shorter, like a fishy thing. The rocker is somewhat low in the entry. Aggressive on the exit. Rail to rail: up front, is a shallow single that blends into a moderately deep single concave in the center. It transitions into a double that is deepest in the sweet spot, about 20 or so inches up from the tail. It then finishes with a very slight amount of rolled vee off the tail. The foil has a very slight nod forward. Volume: plenty.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
WHAT MAKES THIS BOARD WORK
Really helps this board with tighter turns than most full, wide everyday surfboards.
Low entry rocker
Lower entry rocker and added foam in the chest really helps this board paddle with ease.
Aggressive tail rocker
The aggressive tail rocker mixed in with the vee off the tail makes this board still have lots of maneuverability to transition from rail to rail.
The double concave directs the water into two channels through the fins and creates a much looser ride.