Surfboards by Donald Takayama DT-1 Review

What the Surfboards by Donald Takayama site says about the DT-1:

‘SPEED! It’s needed for every type of maneuver and this board has plenty of it. With a comparatively narrow nose and tail and tri-fin set up, this board is a virtual rocket ship! This model works on a variety of different waves but thrives on shoulder high and up waves that have steep faces. This board handles racetrack sections with an ease and grace that is synonymous with the Hawaiian Pro Designs Surfboard.’

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Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

What people are saying about it:

I had a DT1 and really liked it. Mine was a 9’6″, felt heavy compared to other boards but it was great in almost all conditions. I never had it in anything huge but it took drops and late take offs just fine.” – user bc11 on Swaylocks

The DT 1 works really good in steep and bigger waves, and nose rides real well. I have a 9.0, that is probably 12-13 years old, and still beautiful, candy apple red bottom and rails, red glassed on side fins, shaped by Donald.” – user kava on Swaylocks

The ‘Speed Shape’. The name says it all. Perfect for the surfer looking for a longboard to handle the juice when going overseas.” – Hawaiian Pro Designs

Donald Takayama’s DT series, the DT-1 was designed to handle bigger, steeper waves from shoulder high and bigger with steep faces. And boy is it fast! Pulled-in nose and tail dimensions for better control and speed in racetrack sections. Rounded pintail.” – Mitch’s Surf Shop

Size Chart:

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Here is a video we found of the Takayama DT-1:

Here are Instagram pictures we found:

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