With Severne’s brand new 2018 Dyno freestyle wave board range starting to become widely available we thought it an apt time to publish the 105 test. Read on for more…
Non-POV pics: James Jagger Photography
Having been passed Severne’s brand new 2018 Dyno 105 freestyle wave board we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The main thing riders will notice is just how far back the thruster fin boxes are, and how the overall shape is similar to the brand’s Nano design.
With a gunny/stubby appearance (think new school shaping) Severn’s Dyno 105 is sensitive to tuning. Where you put the mast track versus what size sail you’re on and what type of windsurfing you have in mind makes all the difference. For instance: with a centrally positioned UJ there’s loads of vroom from the off whereas nudging it back reveals superior manoeuvrability – small changes yielding differing results in terms of performance.
Something else of note are the hull’s contours which have been shaped to help eat up chop and make the ride as smooth as possible. Combined with its parallel rail concept we concur this to be the case having used the Dyno 105 across a variety of full power scenarios and confused water states.
Another point of interest is the board’s construction. Having had a slight mishap, where the board slipped from our grip whilst carrying, we can 100% confirm it’s tough as old boots. (Similar tests aren’t recommended!).
Back to on water performance and coastal blasting is fulfilling. With ‘quick settings’ employed riders are poised for some boosted jumps, even off small chop. Hit a full on ramp and you can sky it with the best of them. Coping well with decent power best jumping results are when fully lit. Have no fear in terms of control as the Dyno laps up blowy weather and remains composed at all times. In fact, we found the breezier it gets the better.
Dial everything back to carving performance and even hardened wave heads may be surprised how well the Dyno turns. Its new school attributes, with pivotal re-directs, make small-medium sized fast waves applicable. With a bit of chunk in the mix riders can go rail to rail but the slashier/slidier style of riding is where it’s at. A nice trait of the Dyno is the non-slip that’s been added to the deck pads. Through aggressive turns feet won’t slip ensuring constant feedback with each move – another tick in the box.
Severne’s Dyno 105 is an efficient all rounder for coastal sailors erring slightly towards new school, onshore wave riding. Effectively tuneable, riders should take some time to get to ‘know’ the board before really going for it. Whilst bump and jump sailing is fun we got the most amount of enjoyment bunting about in surf. Delivering some of the most fulfilling wave sailing we’ve had in a while it’s a board that’ll help turn cruddy days into best ever sessions. We really enjoyed the Dyno 105 when winds ramped up and chunky nuggets and lips presented themselves to belt.