8’6 Torq The Don XL TEC – FCS II – 2 + 1
ALL THE TRICKS IN THE BOX
Modern longboarding has a variety of skill and style that is hard to compare in any other sport. Depending on the surfer, or the wave, or the board, it can be a dance or a martial art. It can be light footed poise or powerful drive, straight line trim or vertical snaps, nose rides or carves. A true modern high performance longboard has to be capable of all of these things.
The Don range has 3 models which fill all of these needs – The Don is stable on the nose, straight and fast through the middle and lively in the tail. The HP model is a finer turned race car, but capable on the nose. The XL is higher volumed and nose oriented but still super responsive in the tail. The added advantage of the Torq TEC construction; lightweight, strong and super responsive makes the wide repertoire of moves easier and more dynamic.
The Don XL has a 2+1 setup. The centre fin box is best suited for ROAM longboard fins, FCS screw and plate longboard fins and Futures longboard fins.
|8’6 x 23 1/4″ x 3 3/8”||74.7 ltr|
|9’0 x 23 1/2″ x 3 1/2″||81.8 ltr|
|9’6 x 23 3/4 x 3 5/8”||90.7 ltr|
The Torq TEC lay-up offers incredible durability with an improved flex pattern. The deck and rail lay-up is a 6oz and 4oz layer which allows the board much greater freedom of twist and flex. A 6oz deck patch ensures the same level of impact resistance, while the addition of a carbon filament stringer adds incredible longitudinal strength and response.
For mid-lengths and longboards the lay-up features a carbon stringer to the deck and bottom for a new level of torsional strength, plus 2 T-stringers on the longboards for additional responsive stiffness.