DMS Actor Review

What the DMS site says about the Actor:

‘The DMS Actor is designed as the ultimate high performance model for critical surfing in the pocket. Dan has worked closely with his team to refine this model, making it the ultimate all round performance board in the DMS range.

The Actor by DMS is best for performance surfing for the surfer looking for a highly responsive board that lights up in good surf. Performs best in powerful waves, especially hollow reef or beach breaks. The DMS Actor has a fast rocker that’s matched nicely with the refined outline, great for in the barrel.’

Image source: dmshapes.com

Image source: tracksmag.com.au

Image source: tracksmag.com.au

Moveability
Power
Skill
Speed
21.27 - 37.29 LVolume
2 - 8 ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“Tight outline, moderate rocker and sensitive, low rails – the DMS Actor has all the makings of a well rounded high performance shortboard.” – Benny on comparesurfboards.com

“Pluses

+ A nice high performance shortboard shape that tends towards performance conditions, better waves and more advanced surfers
+ The Carbon Wrap construction adds a little spring to your step in less than stellar conditions
+ Good float and paddle for a high performance shortboard shape

Minuses

– The wide point, (Craig feels), is towards the mid where a lot of boards tend to have a higher wide point so I think it is limited when the conditions are less than stellar
– This is not a board for beginners or novices (intermediates?). This is a high performance shape for experienced surfers.

The DMS Actor is a great board for when you’re surfing good waves with a bit of power. You can really open up in your surfing.” – Craig on comparesurfboards.com

“As far as a performance thrusters goes it’s as good as I’ve ridden. Perfect for a heavier, front-footed surfer. It has a bit of foam under your chest, where your front foot goes so you can really drive off that part of the board. I use this board in three-to-five foot and then I step up to a 6’0” round tail for anything bigger than five-foot. The rail is a little chunkier than most – I prefer to have more board to push off than less. It’s a versatile board that I can jump on and know exactly how it’s going to perform … which is good. Dan does a lot of boards with carbon wraps and epoxies, which you often see in photographs, but I prefer traditional PU shapes. I feel I can bury them and push harder. It’s just a feeling I prefer. This board was unreal.” – tester on tracksmag.com.au

Size Chart:

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