What the Pukas Surfboards site says about the Da Freak Kid:
‘The DFK (Da Freak Kid) is a surfboard for the likes of Gabriel Medina. The name came out from Martin Potter, former World Champ, as he was webcasting the World King of The Groms in Hossegor, France. As Martin Potter was calling Gabriel by the nickname “The Freak Kid” (Gabriel scored two 10s in the final), the young brazilian was writing history by winning the World KOTG, and solidifying his status with a win at the ISA World Juniors. The DFK was born during that period; compared to the prototype, it was a board with deeper concaves, some extra volume at key points and a touch on the fin placements.
The DFK, with its thin nose and tail, has been the winner pick for Gabriel’s technical surfing. Not having in consideration the type of foam in use and other varieties, having a thinner tail makes it more sensitive and Gabriel and the surfers getting to feel this characteristic use it for their benefit.
Its single concaves crosses the board from nose to tail, with a slow water entry at the beginning until the lower-half of the board, were the concave gets deeper. The concave gives the board a catamaran-like effect that will work for surfing displayed with speed. So either for the good/technical surfer who doesn’t let the board die when the wave doesn’t help or for the mid-skilled surfer scoring on a stronger wave that provides the speed needed, the DFK will perform.
Gabriel has been able to maximize his surfing potential to the maximum. If you are looking to the get the best out of your surfing skills, give this board a try. Now.’
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