Surfboards by Donald Takayama Howard Special Mini Review

What the Surfboards by Donald Takayama site says about the Howard Special Mini:

‘If you could only take one board around the world, which would it be?

“I have a 7’2” egg design that Donald Takayama calls the Howard Special Mini. It’s a low rocker egg with a mid-volumed template. Not speedy, not bulbous like a mini-tanker. It has pinched rails and vee. Can be two-plus-one widowmaker, single or tri, making it super versatile. The perfect board.” Text by Devon Howard and Glenn Sakamoto quoted via Liquid Salt Mag’

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Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

What people are saying about it:

Donald’s progressive mid-length design, similar to the DT-Egg but with a modified rocker for extra trim speed. Rounded pintail, 60/40 rails, and substantial “V” throughout the tail.” – mitchssurfshop.com

Here is my favorite egg. 7′ 6″ Donald Takayama Howard Special Mini with 2 +1 set up. Paddles great. Turns great, even from mid board if you flow as a hull, but mainly off the rear foot. Very forgiving. It is not a lightweight board since it has a mini T-band stringer with volan glass.” – user ted on jamboards.com

This board looks super fun. 6’10” to 7’6″ with a sanded gloss and tweaked v in the tail as well with Jack Jenson tuned side fins and Larry Allison tuned center fin. Can you say speed?” – wavesandways.blogspot.com

Size Chart:

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Here is a video we found of the Takayama Howard Special Mini:

Here are Instagram pictures we found:

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@mitchsnorth

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@surfboardsbydonaldtakayama

@surfboardsbydonaldtakayama

@surfboardsbydonaldtakayama

@tatsuo_takei

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