Gato Heroi Driver Review

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What the Gato Heroi site says about the Driver:

‘Down the line pintail drives through walls trimming high the lipped nose width allows for stellar nose rides combined with the narrow aft section, for high trim speed and control from forward of trim.’


Image source: Gato Heroi

What people are saying about it:

“…the board still rides great, has that nice Gato flow from the middle so it’s fun to high line before stepping back onto the tail and whipping around. Definitely a log I wouldn’t want to go any wider or thicker due to the weight. The narrowness combined with the belly gives the board a unique side-slipping quality that reminds me of Dora. You can really feel it when riding parallel and even when paddling. Something else i noticed was the extra kick in the tail compared to my other longboards. Running up to the nose is like putting your foot on the accelerator :)” – Daniel Peter on deadpanadventures.blogspot.com

“The name says it all. The Driver provides solid performance in all conditions. It features 50/50 rails and a flat rocker with kick in tail. The rocker provides ease of entry and the kick in the tail gives it plenty of hold for optimal tip time. The bottom is flat throughout the board which makes it fast, and it has a hard edge in tail which allows for quick release into pivot turns. The rails are rolled up at the nose which allows the pilot to plow though through sections. This is a great all-around sliding and trimming board. It’s perfect for fast, speedy beach breaks and it nose rides high and tight in the pocket. This board also loves our Atlantic soup.” – Rogue Wave Surf Shop

“NARROW PIN with wide point center and more ear in the nose than most of our other family members. Standard dimensions 9’3 to 9’7, 16.5 in the nose 13.5 in the tail and 21 wide. This board was made to be an EVERYDAY board surfed from 2 feet to overhead with relatively PARALLEL outline through the center meeting to curve in nose and tail.. Meant for longer drawn out cutbacks and daily performance. The Narrow Pin results in performance off the tail and FULLER more eared nose to allow for long nose rides in THE POCkEt. Continual ROCKER lower in the NOSE standard for GATO but more overall rocker than most of our models makes this Board very loose and responsive and hungry for direction change and always being in the right spot on the wave..THE BOTTOM contours are flat with roll in the shoulders and slight vee in the tail. The LINES/ FOIL/PLANE SHAPE of the DALEY DRIVER make it great for BEACHBREAKS, POINTS, REEFS ANYTHING THAT BREAKS… CUT BACK when you need, drive off the bottom, accelerate through hollow sections. This board has proved its worth all over the WITH ROBIN test driving and dialing in the model in well over head central AMERICA and Morroco. NaRROW fast and responsive which is great for sliders wanting to make the TRANSITION from shorter equipment to long WITHOUT the feeling of performance REstriction. higher rocker allows late take off’s in tight sections with ease … EVERYDAY performance IN ALL CONDITIONS… GATO’S GREAT FOR YOUR DAILY DRIVE……” – wildthingsgallery.com.au

Available sizes:

8′ – 10’6

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