Surfboards by Donald Takayama Scorpion Review

What the Surfboards by Donald Takayama site says about the Scorpion:

‘The ultimate mini-noserider! Surf the board from the nose or turn on a dime. Probably one of the fastest mid-length boards out there, now with controlled maneuverability. Donald first came up with this design in the mid 60’s. It has been slightly re-worked and now is basically a smaller version of the Erik Sommer Model. Coming in lengths from 6’8” to 8’, this board will absolutely fly when ridden on the nose. With a true “pin” tail and a 2 + 1 fin setup, this board will perform the tightest of turns when pushed to it’s limits. An excellent alternative for someone looking for a shorter ‘longboard’.’

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Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

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What people are saying about it:

An excellent surfboard whether you are coming from a shortboard or a longboard. They are user friendly, fun and catch waves all day long.” – Board Riders Review

Donald Takayama’s Scorpion Model is a high performance fun board or shortboard hybrid depending on the length. It is a super stable and versatile board for beginners to advanced surfers.” – The Surf Station

Looks like there’s a lot of swing weight but it also looks like a fun board!” – user Onechill Braj on YouTube

The more I ride the Takayama, the more I realize what a great shape this board is! Super loose, super fast, super fun! Stalling to the point of no return and making it back into the pocket like no other stick… and with uncommon looseness and crankability!” – Kahuna Say

Excellent fun board to ride in small to medium condition. Used it in sloppy conditions back home (the Netherlands), but also in some nice walls in France. I found it easier to turn with the thruster set up than the quad. Haven’t used the single fin setup yet, but expect to do when conditions are right.” – user Edz on reviewsurfboards.com

Size Chart:

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