What the Channel Islands site says about The Proton:
‘Voted the 2009 board of the year by SIMA, The Proton is a result of Dane’s design work in late 2007. Still Dane’s go-to board in good pockety surf, the Proton is the choice for advanced surfers everywhere.
Original and truly unique from any other board in our line, this board has continuous rocker throughout. The bottom consists of a deep single concave, and full rails. Dane normally rides a 2 3/8″ and orders his Protons at 2 1/4″, so order yours a 1/8″ thinner.
Ride this board about 1″ to 3″ longer than you are tall. As of 2012 this board is CUSTOM ONLY.’
What people are saying about it:
“This board crushes it on big fast waves! Ride it like a snowboard — big carves and powerful front-footed maneuvers. Not great for grovelling or snap turns. Best shortboard I’ve ridden over the years.” – Billy on Surf Science
“This is my only surfboard and what I like about this is that it has the most common step-up use. With its pronounced rocker, it is a natural choice for steep faces and on-rail surfing. Single concave gives the board plenty of drive for critical situations. Feels free and really easy to maneuver.” – Bryan Peterson on Product Review
“Rode a Proton for the first time recently and it was interesting. Very unforgiving of mistakes but capable of going all over the wave if you were up for it. Carved tight turns and went vertical very well. Had a good long session on it and I could see the appeal.” – User Aruka on Surfer Mag
“I only got a few waves on it, but I liked how it felt through turns, it seemed quick through them, and somehow sort of forgiving too. It was a great board for the wedgey, dumpy, chest-high beachbreak peaks.” – Casey Koteen on Grind TV
“This board is great for waves with some curve. It is able to make quick adjustments in the pocket for positioning in the tube. Super smooth on late drops, able to do hacks or cutbacks in the pocket, super loose If you are going to be traveling to a place with some juice, get this model.” – User mudbone on Product Review
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