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Severne Dyno 95L

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Created by Relapse Two weeks ago, 21 Nov 2018
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VIC, 257 posts
21 Nov 2018 6:04PM
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Was looking for something to compliment my 83L Nano for lighter sea breezes in the bay for some bump and jump fun. I demoed one last summer and it was great fun so I splurged on one for this season. Had it out 6 times now and once in the waves so here my 2 cents:

Compared to the Nano it planes quite a bit earlier, which is great as the Nano gets going a lot quicker than a traditional wave board as is. I'm 70kg so 95L is a big board but on the water it doesn't feel big at all and it's the most comfortable and cruisey freewave I have ever tried, which was my second requirement as my knees aren't what they use to be.

This thing has a huge wind range and eats chop for breakfast, I have had it out in 18 - 22 on my 4.8m and up to 30 knots on my 4.4m without any issue. Where it comes it to its own is when the wind is gusty/patchy, all that volume under foot lets you keep on planing.

The stock thruster setup is really well suited to this board, the small 20cm rear means it doesn't get skittish and tail walk when you get over powered and the largish side fins really help getting up wind. This thing is built for comfort and not a rocket ship so if you're a white knuckle speed junkie try the Fox, I had a go of the 105 and its a beast of a freerace board.

I tried the Dyno as a single fin with a 27cm and 24cm freewave and it was definitely faster but you will have to work harder to get up wind. An upright G10 freerace/freeride fin is the go if that's what you are after. I much prefer it in the stock thruster setup where it rewards a more wave stance where you keep your weight more centered and forward, I find it can spin out if you load up the stock rear fin too much when you getting going. If you're coming from a freeride background then I would suggest investing in a larger G10 freewave to get you started but I found the stock thruster the most versatile setup.

There is a lot of volume under your feet which makes gybing crazy easy as you just float through the turns and that volume under foot comes in handy for jumps as well. This thing loves to jump and gets great pop off even the smallest ramp, I do better forwards on the Dyno compared to the Nano which was a surprise. You can get it to really chug up wind too which is great in the waves. Strangely enough you don't notice the extra volume under foot when you're blasting around in chop.

In our cross on bay waves it goes surprisingly well, Nano has the edge here but the Dyno is not far behind. You can really pivot it round on that back fin which is fun. Was lucky enough to get it out in 1-2 foot cross/slightly off conditions on the weekend in 18-22 knots and was blown away at how much fun it was. The up wind performance and all that float made a mediocre session a fun one, it requires a bit more commitment to get a decent turn compared to my 83L Nano but considering its 25 liters over my weight it did great!

I wish the Dyno was on the market 5 years ago when I started getting into the waves after years of bump and jump, it would have made the journey so much more fun. If you looking at a really fun freewave/freeride board for the bay that will serve you well if you ever venture out or want to transition into the waves give the Dyno a go if you get the chance. Don't be shy to go big either, your weight in kgs + 25L is the money shot for a light - medium wind strength all rounder I reckon. Here is a vid of the Dyno in the waves from the weekend and one from last seasons demo day to give you an idea of how it goes.









clarkee
WA, 172 posts
21 Nov 2018 4:06PM
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^^
yep agree with the above ,I have got the 105ltr dyno im 85kg and its a fantastic light wind board from blasting around and catching a few waves very happy with it .

philn
206 posts
22 Nov 2018 12:38PM
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Yep, 3rd that. I'm 83 kg and i have the 115 L Dyno as my light wind wave / flat water board. Mainly use it with a 6.7. Had it out about 6 times so far. Mostly conditions just strong enough to plane with 6.7, and waves varied between overhead cross shore to 1-2 ft cross onshore. I use the stock sides and a 26 cm center for the 6.7. Stock center is fine with 6.7 when dead cross shore but need a bit more oomph for cross onshore with the 6.7. Jibing is like its on autopilot. Easy to plane out of every jibe. Wave rides really well for a board 30 L greater than my weight in kg. In the light winds I bought it for, chop on the wave face / wide tail isn't an issue, it carves a beautiful bottom turn and holds its speed really well in cross onshore less than powerful surf. It is happy to snap or carve through the top turn.

The finish and quality of the board is fantastic, and clearly a lot of thought went into the fittings. The board is a keeper.

If I had to find a criticism, it is that the volume feels less than stated. There is less thickness / volume in the nose in front of the mast track than my previous FSW. If I had to guess the volume I'd say it feels like 105 L, which is probably why I find it such a good wave rider. So maybe not a criticism, just an FYI when choosing the right size?

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VIC, 257 posts
23 Nov 2018 10:32PM
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And how good is that red wingnut hex key that does the foot straps, fins and battens! Thought it was a bit of a gimmick at first but its a winner.

fordy007
VIC, 11 posts
1 Dec 2018 11:28AM
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Yep, loving the Dyno, bought the 85L last month and it compliments my foiling, if the wind drops I just grab the foil board and chuck on the same sail, last night was foiling on the 5.9, wind picked up so I brought out the Dyno. Am using a 25cm fin as I was spinning out heaps on the standard 20cm. Goes up wind really well and great for blasting across the bay, light sailor, only 72kg.
Great videos too!

snorkel692
QLD, 171 posts
1 Dec 2018 1:12PM
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I'm in on this as well. I have a Dyno 115 which has proven a fantastic bump and jump/ small wave board. Planes easily, throws around like nothing I've had before and is just a pleasure to sail. Have used sails up to 7.5 ( severne Gators) for light wind free ride / bump and jump and it still felt fabulous.

The build and looks are great. One happy owner here!

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VIC, 257 posts
Monday , 3 Dec 2018 11:44PM
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Sounds like a few others have had a good run with the Dyno, stehsegler latest review pretty much sums it up. Glad it's not all in my head. Got to give my 95L a go in bigger waves on Saturday and it went really well, volume distribution made chugging out and up wind a breeze. All that float made scrubbing on to waves a lot easier too. Was around 3 foot, a bit fat and around 15-20 knots cross shore. Big thumbs up.

hoop
WA, 1391 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 1:50PM
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Stoked to hear everyone liking the Dyno so much.
We'll have a bunch of them up at Coro's for the nationals so if anyone wants to try one out, look me up and i'll set you up with a board to try.

Cheers, Hoops

stehsegler
WA, 2926 posts
Friday , 6 Dec 2018 11:45PM
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Hoops, let me know if you need help testing the next round of Dyno prototypes. That said I am not sure much can be improved.

hoop
WA, 1391 posts
Saturday , 8 Dec 2018 9:32AM
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I'm heading out to Coro's now. Looks like the wind's already in. The morning session should be good for a Dyno blast. I've also got some Nano's and Mako's if anyone wants to try them.
I have a few custom Dyno/Nano boards as well.

snorkel692
QLD, 171 posts
Saturday , 8 Dec 2018 6:30PM
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With the current crop of Severnes you've got a lot right! I now have two Foxes and the big Dyno and I'm stoked with them. The fox 140 has been a light wind revelation. Enjoy corros hopefully a good breeze for you!

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VIC, 257 posts
Sunday , 9 Dec 2018 11:05AM
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hoop said..
I'm heading out to Coro's now. Looks like the wind's already in. The morning session should be good for a Dyno blast. I've also got some Nano's and Mako's if anyone wants to try them.
I have a few custom Dyno/Nano boards as well.


Great work on the Nano and Dyno Hoops, the 83L Nano was a real game changer for me too. Speed, pop and short length really helped with my forwards and the centralized volume gave me more float in the waves. Bay sailing here in Melbourne most of the time though where our best day would be a very average Corros session. Cross on wind swell mainly. Great watching Ben and Timo on their Nano's last October at Gnarloo, shows what it can do under competent feet.

If I had to do it again though I reckon I might go with the 85L Dyno instead of the 83L Nano though, never going to be a gun wave sailor and the Dyno more fun in the bay.



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