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Model
  1. #77
  2. 3DV
  3. 3DV EPS
  4. 3DX
  5. 3DX EPS
  6. 5 Spark - x x x
  7. 5'0 Cool Blue Odysea Stump
  8. 6-2 FU
  9. 66 Hull
  10. 7'0 Odysea Log - Lime
  11. 74
  12. A2
  13. Actor
  14. AIR 17 X
  15. AIR 17 X HYFI
  16. Astro Pop
  17. Astro Zombie
  18. Baby Buggy
  19. Balance
  20. Bastard
  21. Beach Buggy
  22. Beach Buggy 2
  23. Beach Burn
  24. Beach Cloud
  25. Beach Metall
  26. Big Gun
  27. Black Angel
  28. BLACK BARON - EPS
  29. BLACK BARON - PU
  30. Black Bear
  31. Black Diamond
  32. Black Diamond EPS
  33. Black Vulture
  34. Blackbird
  35. Blak Box 2 (Round HYFI)
  36. Blak Box 2 (Round)
  37. Blak Box 2 (Squash)
  38. Blak Box 2 Squash Tail HYFI
  39. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail
  40. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail Hyfi
  41. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail
  42. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail Hyfi
  43. Boston Switch
  44. Boxsta
  45. Bullet Twin - NEW!!!
  46. Bullseye Round Tail
  47. Bullseye Round Tail HYFI
  48. Cannon
  49. Captain Kirk
  50. Carny HP
  51. Charger
  52. Churro
  53. Classic Californian
  54. Cosmic Twin
  55. Cousin it
  56. Crowd Killer
  57. Crowd Killer Round C4
  58. Crumpet
  59. CV2
  60. Cymatic
  61. D-Fish
  62. Da Grom
  63. Darkness
  64. Death Proof
  65. Diamond Dancer 2
  66. Disc
  67. Doinker
  68. Donkey
  69. Dope Machine
  70. Double Shot
  71. Dreamcatcher
  72. Driver
  73. DX1 JF
  74. DX1 PHASE 3
  75. DX1 RT
  76. Egg
  77. El Patron
  78. Entity
  79. Evil Twin
  80. Face Dancer
  81. Faded
  82. Fader
  83. Fascination
  84. Fat Cat
  85. Fish
  86. Flash
  87. Flash 5'0
  88. Flux
  89. Forget Me Not Squash
  90. Four Channel
  91. Freak Flag Bean Bag Libtech
  92. Free Flow
  93. FRK
  94. Fun Shape
  95. G2
  96. Gherkin
  97. Ghost
  98. Glazer
  99. Gremlin
  100. Gromzilla
  101. Grunt
  102. GT
  103. GTX
  104. Harrison Roach Concept
  105. Heckler
  106. Heritage Series Thruster - Single Flyer Round Square Tail
  107. Holy Grail
  108. Hot Knife
  109. Hurricane
  110. Hydroshort
  111. Hypto Krypto
  112. In The Pink
  113. JJF Slab 2.0
  114. Jump Off
  115. Leopard
  116. Little Darlin
  117. Little Ripstick
  118. Loot
  119. Love Buzz
  120. Machine Head
  121. Malibu
  122. Mason Ho Twin FCS II
  123. Maxi Pip
  124. Merlot
  125. Mermaid Killer
  126. MF DNA
  127. MF DucksNuts
  128. Miami Spice
  129. Midnight Lightning
  130. Mini Pip
  131. Mini Twin
  132. Mini Twin (Two)
  133. Misc Twin
  134. Mod Fish
  135. Mod Mal
  136. Mod Mini
  137. Mollusc
  138. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail
  139. Monsta 6 Squash Tail
  140. Monsta 8 Squash Tail
  141. Monsta 8 Squash Tail HYFI
  142. Monsta 8 Youth
  143. Monsta Box 2020 Round Tail
  144. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail
  145. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail Easy Rider
  146. Monsta Box Round Tail
  147. Monsta Box Round Tail HYFI
  148. Monsta Box Squash Tail
  149. Monsta Box Squash Tail HYFI
  150. Monsta Box Swallow Tail
  151. Monsta Box Swallow Tail Hyfi
  152. Monsta Box Youth
  153. Monster
  154. Neptune's Ride
  155. Nitro HYFI
  156. Nu Wavr
  157. Odysea Log - Jamie O'Brien
  158. Odysea X Lost RNF 5'5
  159. Oh One
  160. OK
  161. Padillac
  162. Pedro
  163. Peri Peri
  164. Phantom
  165. Phantom Round Tail
  166. Phantom XL
  167. Phoenix
  168. Phoenix EPS
  169. Pin Twin
  170. Pina Colada
  171. Pocket Rocket 1
  172. Pocket Rocket Squash
  173. Polyphonic
  174. Press Play
  175. Pretty Sweet
  176. Pro Series 1
  177. Project 15
  178. Project 15 Next Gen
  179. Proride Speed
  180. Psychedelic Germ
  181. Psycho Killer
  182. Psycho Nitro
  183. Psycho Nitro HYFI
  184. Puddle Fish
  185. Puddle Fish Libtech
  186. Puddle Jumper
  187. Puddle Jumper HP
  188. Puddle Jumper HP DS Carbon Wrap
  189. Puddle Jumper RP
  190. Punt Rocka 2
  191. PyzAlien
  192. PyzAlien 2
  193. Quiver Killer
  194. Quiver Killer Libtech
  195. Rad Ripper
  196. Radius
  197. Raging Bull Round Tail
  198. Raging Bull Round Tail HYFI
  199. Rainbow
  200. Raptor
  201. Rare Bird
  202. Rarest Bird
  203. Rasta Torus Twin
  204. Rat Skull
  205. Return of the Jam
  206. Rocket
  207. Round Nose Fish Retro
  208. Sci-Fi 2.0
  209. Seaside
  210. Seaside & Beyond
  211. Second Cousin
  212. Shadow
  213. Short Round
  214. Short Round Libtech
  215. Shred Sled King
  216. Sidewinder
  217. Sinister Kid
  218. Six Bliss
  219. Skeleton Key 2.0
  220. Slab
  221. Slab Maiden
  222. Snake Eyes
  223. Softworks - Beach Cloud
  224. Softworks - Dope Machine
  225. Something Fishy
  226. Space Hawk
  227. Spawn
  228. Still Single
  229. STORMS
  230. Stubby Bastard
  231. Sub Driver
  232. Sugar
  233. Sunstone
  234. Super Grom
  235. Sure Thing
  236. Suspended Particle
  237. Sweet Spot 2.0
  238. Sweet Spot 3.0
  239. Tex
  240. The Ando
  241. The Blackout
  242. The Blade
  243. The Flash Eric Geiselman FCS II
  244. The Flathead
  245. The Fling
  246. The Greedy Beaver
  247. The Grizzly
  248. The Inflatable Mattress
  249. The Keeper
  250. The Lab Rat
  251. The Madcat
  252. The Magic Mix
  253. The Pigdog
  254. The Pigdog Pro
  255. The Rapture
  256. The Reaper
  257. The Saint
  258. The Serial Keeler
  259. The Shadow
  260. The Shadow Round
  261. The Siamese Palm Viper
  262. The Siamese Twin
  263. The Spam
  264. The Tank
  265. The Tazer
  266. The Toy X
  267. The Toy X Jr.
  268. Times Two
  269. Tiny Terror
  270. Too Fast For Satan
  271. Townsend
  272. Traveler
  273. Twice Baked
  274. Twin Byrner
  275. Twin Fin
  276. Twinny
  277. Twinsman
  278. Two Fangs
  279. Uber Driver
  280. Uber Driver XL
  281. Uber Driver XL DS Carbon Wrap
  282. Untitled
  283. V3 Rocket
  284. V3 Stealth
  285. Valium
  286. Volume II
  287. Voodoo Child
  288. Wave Slave OG
  289. Whiplash by Taj Burrow
  290. White Ferrari
  291. White Noiz
  292. Wraptor
  293. X-Wing Gold
  294. XRS
  295. XRS EPS
  296. Yeti Wolf
  297. Zap
  298. Zombie Wolf
Age (yrs)
Height (cm)
Weight (kg)
Model
  1. #77
  2. 3DV
  3. 3DV EPS
  4. 3DX
  5. 3DX EPS
  6. 5 Spark - x x x
  7. 5'0 Cool Blue Odysea Stump
  8. 6-2 FU
  9. 66 Hull
  10. 7'0 Odysea Log - Lime
  11. 74
  12. A2
  13. Actor
  14. AIR 17 X
  15. AIR 17 X HYFI
  16. Astro Pop
  17. Astro Zombie
  18. Baby Buggy
  19. Balance
  20. Bastard
  21. Beach Buggy
  22. Beach Buggy 2
  23. Beach Burn
  24. Beach Cloud
  25. Beach Metall
  26. Big Gun
  27. Black Angel
  28. BLACK BARON - EPS
  29. BLACK BARON - PU
  30. Black Bear
  31. Black Diamond
  32. Black Diamond EPS
  33. Black Vulture
  34. Blackbird
  35. Blak Box 2 (Round HYFI)
  36. Blak Box 2 (Round)
  37. Blak Box 2 (Squash)
  38. Blak Box 2 Squash Tail HYFI
  39. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail
  40. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail Hyfi
  41. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail
  42. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail Hyfi
  43. Boston Switch
  44. Boxsta
  45. Bullet Twin - NEW!!!
  46. Bullseye Round Tail
  47. Bullseye Round Tail HYFI
  48. Cannon
  49. Captain Kirk
  50. Carny HP
  51. Charger
  52. Churro
  53. Classic Californian
  54. Cosmic Twin
  55. Cousin it
  56. Crowd Killer
  57. Crowd Killer Round C4
  58. Crumpet
  59. CV2
  60. Cymatic
  61. D-Fish
  62. Da Grom
  63. Darkness
  64. Death Proof
  65. Diamond Dancer 2
  66. Disc
  67. Doinker
  68. Donkey
  69. Dope Machine
  70. Double Shot
  71. Dreamcatcher
  72. Driver
  73. DX1 JF
  74. DX1 PHASE 3
  75. DX1 RT
  76. Egg
  77. El Patron
  78. Entity
  79. Evil Twin
  80. Face Dancer
  81. Faded
  82. Fader
  83. Fascination
  84. Fat Cat
  85. Fish
  86. Flash
  87. Flash 5'0
  88. Flux
  89. Forget Me Not Squash
  90. Four Channel
  91. Freak Flag Bean Bag Libtech
  92. Free Flow
  93. FRK
  94. Fun Shape
  95. G2
  96. Gherkin
  97. Ghost
  98. Glazer
  99. Gremlin
  100. Gromzilla
  101. Grunt
  102. GT
  103. GTX
  104. Harrison Roach Concept
  105. Heckler
  106. Heritage Series Thruster - Single Flyer Round Square Tail
  107. Holy Grail
  108. Hot Knife
  109. Hurricane
  110. Hydroshort
  111. Hypto Krypto
  112. In The Pink
  113. JJF Slab 2.0
  114. Jump Off
  115. Leopard
  116. Little Darlin
  117. Little Ripstick
  118. Loot
  119. Love Buzz
  120. Machine Head
  121. Malibu
  122. Mason Ho Twin FCS II
  123. Maxi Pip
  124. Merlot
  125. Mermaid Killer
  126. MF DNA
  127. MF DucksNuts
  128. Miami Spice
  129. Midnight Lightning
  130. Mini Pip
  131. Mini Twin
  132. Mini Twin (Two)
  133. Misc Twin
  134. Mod Fish
  135. Mod Mal
  136. Mod Mini
  137. Mollusc
  138. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail
  139. Monsta 6 Squash Tail
  140. Monsta 8 Squash Tail
  141. Monsta 8 Squash Tail HYFI
  142. Monsta 8 Youth
  143. Monsta Box 2020 Round Tail
  144. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail
  145. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail Easy Rider
  146. Monsta Box Round Tail
  147. Monsta Box Round Tail HYFI
  148. Monsta Box Squash Tail
  149. Monsta Box Squash Tail HYFI
  150. Monsta Box Swallow Tail
  151. Monsta Box Swallow Tail Hyfi
  152. Monsta Box Youth
  153. Monster
  154. Neptune's Ride
  155. Nitro HYFI
  156. Nu Wavr
  157. Odysea Log - Jamie O'Brien
  158. Odysea X Lost RNF 5'5
  159. Oh One
  160. OK
  161. Padillac
  162. Pedro
  163. Peri Peri
  164. Phantom
  165. Phantom Round Tail
  166. Phantom XL
  167. Phoenix
  168. Phoenix EPS
  169. Pin Twin
  170. Pina Colada
  171. Pocket Rocket 1
  172. Pocket Rocket Squash
  173. Polyphonic
  174. Press Play
  175. Pretty Sweet
  176. Pro Series 1
  177. Project 15
  178. Project 15 Next Gen
  179. Proride Speed
  180. Psychedelic Germ
  181. Psycho Killer
  182. Psycho Nitro
  183. Psycho Nitro HYFI
  184. Puddle Fish
  185. Puddle Fish Libtech
  186. Puddle Jumper
  187. Puddle Jumper HP
  188. Puddle Jumper HP DS Carbon Wrap
  189. Puddle Jumper RP
  190. Punt Rocka 2
  191. PyzAlien
  192. PyzAlien 2
  193. Quiver Killer
  194. Quiver Killer Libtech
  195. Rad Ripper
  196. Radius
  197. Raging Bull Round Tail
  198. Raging Bull Round Tail HYFI
  199. Rainbow
  200. Raptor
  201. Rare Bird
  202. Rarest Bird
  203. Rasta Torus Twin
  204. Rat Skull
  205. Return of the Jam
  206. Rocket
  207. Round Nose Fish Retro
  208. Sci-Fi 2.0
  209. Seaside
  210. Seaside & Beyond
  211. Second Cousin
  212. Shadow
  213. Short Round
  214. Short Round Libtech
  215. Shred Sled King
  216. Sidewinder
  217. Sinister Kid
  218. Six Bliss
  219. Skeleton Key 2.0
  220. Slab
  221. Slab Maiden
  222. Snake Eyes
  223. Softworks - Beach Cloud
  224. Softworks - Dope Machine
  225. Something Fishy
  226. Space Hawk
  227. Spawn
  228. Still Single
  229. STORMS
  230. Stubby Bastard
  231. Sub Driver
  232. Sugar
  233. Sunstone
  234. Super Grom
  235. Sure Thing
  236. Suspended Particle
  237. Sweet Spot 2.0
  238. Sweet Spot 3.0
  239. Tex
  240. The Ando
  241. The Blackout
  242. The Blade
  243. The Flash Eric Geiselman FCS II
  244. The Flathead
  245. The Fling
  246. The Greedy Beaver
  247. The Grizzly
  248. The Inflatable Mattress
  249. The Keeper
  250. The Lab Rat
  251. The Madcat
  252. The Magic Mix
  253. The Pigdog
  254. The Pigdog Pro
  255. The Rapture
  256. The Reaper
  257. The Saint
  258. The Serial Keeler
  259. The Shadow
  260. The Shadow Round
  261. The Siamese Palm Viper
  262. The Siamese Twin
  263. The Spam
  264. The Tank
  265. The Tazer
  266. The Toy X
  267. The Toy X Jr.
  268. Times Two
  269. Tiny Terror
  270. Too Fast For Satan
  271. Townsend
  272. Traveler
  273. Twice Baked
  274. Twin Byrner
  275. Twin Fin
  276. Twinny
  277. Twinsman
  278. Two Fangs
  279. Uber Driver
  280. Uber Driver XL
  281. Uber Driver XL DS Carbon Wrap
  282. Untitled
  283. V3 Rocket
  284. V3 Stealth
  285. Valium
  286. Volume II
  287. Voodoo Child
  288. Wave Slave OG
  289. Whiplash by Taj Burrow
  290. White Ferrari
  291. White Noiz
  292. Wraptor
  293. X-Wing Gold
  294. XRS
  295. XRS EPS
  296. Yeti Wolf
  297. Zap
  298. Zombie Wolf
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Black Diamond

DHD

6' 3" x 20 3/4" x 2 3/4" - 38L
Review by Peter
Age: 57 | Height:183 cm | Weight: 93 kg | skill: Advanced
(31/01/2021)

5/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
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Stability
Quality
Overall

My surfing has improved out of sight with this board .My Flow speed and turns feels so much better, it’s been a great addition to my Quiver.

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Black Diamond

DHD

5' 10" x 20 " x 2 9/16" - 32L
Review by Ryan
Age: 28 | Height:183 cm | Weight: 90 kg | skill: Advanced
(30/01/2021)

4/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
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Quality
Overall

Great small wave board, very skatey with lots of tail release when you want it. I didn’t like it as a quad. Some suggest going for a quad when it gets bigger but you’re not wanting to ride this board above head height anyway.

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Black Diamond

DHD

6' 3" x 20 3/4" x 2 3/4" - 38L
Review by luke
Age: 29 | Height:194 cm | Weight: 93 kg | skill: Competent
(26/01/2021)

5/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
Paddle Power
Stability
Quality
Overall

Real happy with the board. Paddles easy and is quite mobile when turning down the line. I’m a tall guy and would recommend it to others. It’s Definitely an all rounder, works in the 1ft to 5ft range. Worth the money.

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Black Diamond

DHD

6' 8" x 43L
Review by Stewart
Age: 40 | Height:187 cm | Weight: 92 kg | skill: Beginner
(18/01/2021)

5/5


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First short board after a 10yr break from surfing and boy am I happy with my choice. This has been a great confidence builder and would recommend to anyone getting their first short board. Found it best in waist to chest high but still can have fun on chopped up shories if conditions are sub par.

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Review by Brad
Age: 50 | Height:195 cm | Weight: 106 kg | skill: Experienced
(17/01/2021)

4/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
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Stability
Quality
Overall

Great all round board. Excellent volume under chest for paddling into waves. Low rocker provides speed but still very good manoeuvrability. Mainly use in 3-4 foot surf but was also brilliant in double overhead Indo. Was told this was a good alternative to the Hypto Krypto as a versatile board. That it has been!

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Black Diamond

DHD

5' 11" x 20 1/2" x 2 5/8" - 33.5L
Review by Jon
Age: 22 | Height:188 cm | Weight: 87 kg | skill: Advanced
(6/11/2020)

4/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
Paddle Power
Stability
Quality
Overall

First chance I got to surf my 5'11 BD was luckily pumping, hollow 3-5 foot shorebreak with rare bomb sets. First thing I noticed was the great paddle power. The volume under the chest makes this thing paddle like a log. You can get around a lineup or go to battle with a big current far more successfully than a normal shortboard of the same volume. Performance wise the board holds very well in forehand & backhand barrels. You can trust it on a late drop which is very important, it's stable and makes you feel in control of even solid unruley waves. Fell out of the sky into strong offshore wind 2 times on my first surf, on waves that I didn't really want to eat it on, but it connected on the way down superbly, and ended up making both drops. Much to the credit of the really well shaped pulled in rails & double concave at the tail. It's stable in critical takeoffs and forgiving / very under control when you're at speed. It lacks acceleration in smaller surf, it doesn't want to shoot out when you take off down the line or accelerate out of turns unless you've got a steep pocket, so it's not ideal for slop. But it's still "ridable" in any conditions 2-6 ft. Personally I think it's best in 3-5 ft average and better surf, making it super versatile and relevant most days. Not quite the one board quiver, but it'll still be my go to when it's 4ft, glassy, clean and steep. I've only ridden it with a couple of thruster setups so far but I am very exctited to try it as a quad. I think the shape will compliment 4 fins very well..

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Black Diamond

DHD

6' 0" x 20 1/2" x 2 5/8" - 34L
Review by Cyril
Age: 43 | Height:177 cm | Weight: 73 kg | skill: Competent
(13/10/2020)

4/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
Paddle Power
Stability
Quality
Overall

The Black Diamond is an excellent all-rounder. It has the right area and volume under the chest but not much in the tail, making it great to manoeuvre. It paddles exceptionally well and is fast off the front foot. This board is easy to ride, gets you lots of speed. It's a take-everwhere board. I had the chance to get my board directly shaped by Darren himself, so it makes that board even extra special for me. I love this board so much that I bought a second one in epoxy this time.

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Black Diamond

DHD

6' 4" x 21 " x 2 3/4" - 39L
Review by stuart
Age: 54 | Height:174 cm | Weight: 74 kg | skill: Experienced
(6/10/2020)

5/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
Paddle Power
Stability
Quality
Overall

A great board that handles powerful sucky waves and mellower walls. extra volume gets you in nice and early and feels positive with plenty of drive into turns. A real confidence booster when things do start to get critical. If you cant get in as regular this board is a great paddler and very forgiving.

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Black Diamond

DHD

6' 4" x 21 " x 2 3/4" - 39L
Review by John
Age: 34 | Height:172 cm | Weight: 77 kg | skill: Competent
(5/10/2020)

5/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
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Quality
Overall

Bought this at 6’4” as my first “short board” after learning on a 7’6” mini mal. Great first board to size down on. Paddles well but still feels more like a shortboard compared to the mini mal

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Black Diamond

DHD

6' 2" x 20 3/4" x 2 3/4" - 37L
Review by Craig
Age: 50 | Height:175 cm | Weight: 90 kg | skill: Experienced
(14/08/2020)

5/5


Drive / Speed
Movability
Paddle Power
Stability
Quality
Overall

Set mine up as a quad. Easy to paddle, picks up waves nicely, gets up and goes down the line, nice and quick with forward foot placement, move back on the tail and it snaps around. Great overall performance. Very forgiving.

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