Simon Anderson DSC and DSC Vee Review

What the Simon Anderson site says about the DSC and DSC Vee:

‘Designed to have speed and life but balanced with control. In bigger waves you need to have a board that sets up the wave from the first bottom turn holding the line as pure as possible, no stutter or drift, but then still loose enough to be dynamic on the face and under the lip or off the top. DSC is dedicated to this mission, surfed at 1 to 3” longer and the same width and thickness as your normal all-round short board. For double step-up boards DSC has slight concave in the usual area under the front foot but going to a slight vee through the back half of the board, this vee area has double concave cutting through the vee panels but fading out towards the round tail.

The bottom configuration sets the balance a little more to control and hold in turns to handle the extra speed and power in bigger waves. Double step-up DSC is surfed 4 to 6” longer (or as required) and good surfers can stay with the same width and thickness to a 1/16” thicker than their normal all-round short board, average or older surfers should go 1/8 – ½” wider and 1/8” thicker than their normal short board.’

Image source: comparesurfboards.com

DSC:

Moveability
Power
Skill
Speed
25.4 - 33.9 LVolume
4-8ftIdeal Wave Height

DSC Vee:

Moveability
Power
Skill
Speed
33.1 - 44.55 LVolume
6-8ft+Ideal Wave Height

What people are saying about them:

“This is, in general, a good wave board for better, bigger, more powerful, hollow surf. Not as good for weaker surf. It just doesn’t have the volume and it’s a bit too refined.

That is the Simon Anderson DSC.” – Benny on http://comparesurfboards.com

“The DSC is the perfect step up option for when the waves start to turn on. Built to get you in early and hold well as soon as you take off and push through your bottom turn. A nice blend of hold and maneuverability so you can still snap it under the lip and carve the face rolling from rail to rail with ease.

The DSC is best in good quality, good sized surf. The perfect step up board that can be ordered with the same width and thickness as your standard shortboard if you are an above average surfer, or only a touch wider for the average surfer.” – Boardcave

“The DSC Vee is the double step up version of the DSC, giving you a little extra length and the added Vee needed to hold and maneuver when the waves really turn on.

The DSC Vee is best in big surf…not quite a rhino chaser, but definitely a double step up, and the big brother to the DSC, but with more Vee through the board to help handle the extra length.” – Boardcave

“The Simon DSC is a great board for when the waves come up. This board is great to set up down the line as it will hold you in with no sliding or drifting but it still has the performance & ability to be turned up the face once you have the takeoff sorted. Ride this board 1 – 3 inches longer than your regular surfboard but keep all the dims the same. This is a board that the late great Andy Irons used in the Quik pro France in 2004 & Simon had it come alive for him in 5 foot surf at beacons beach near Bells in 2003 when the comp was on! A rad board all round & ready to be put through its paces. Tried & tested by the worlds best & everyone else in between, if you like some grunt, this board is perfect for your endeavours.” – Tradewind Surf

“This model is designed to be fast and full of life but balanced with control. In higher waves, it is important to have a board that can flawlessly hold the wave from the bottom turn but that could still be loose enough and dynamic under the lip. The DSC will give you exactly that. Ride it 1 – 3 inch taller than your regular board, is has a concave underneath the front foot area and it goes on to a gentle “vee” at the other side of the board.” – Kook

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