Surfboards by Donald Takayama DT-2 Review

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What the Surfboards by Donald Takayama site says about the DT-2:

‘Donald’s ‘all-rounder’. This board was designed with more focus on noseriding than the DT-1. With the ability to do it all, turns, trim, nose ride, this board could easily be a one board quiver. Working in waves from ankle high to well overhead, the DT-2 can be ridden and enjoyed by everyone.’

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Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

What people are saying about it:

Great in mush, not great for steep drops or turns on steep waves.” – user David on Surf Science

I have a 10’0″ Donald Takayama DT-2, real not epoxy, and it’s the best board I’ve ever ridden, extremely fast on the wave and paddling. This board is pure genius, Donald Takayama is one of the greatest longboard shapers of all time.” – Mike S. on Surf Science

Donald Takayama’s DT-2 is his most versatile longboard, good for turns, trim, noseriding, and in anything from small to overhead waves. A great all-around board, the DT-2 is more of a noserider design than the DT-1. Wider nose and tail dimensions, subtle concave nose, low rocker, tucked under edge and 60/40 rails.” – Mitch’s Surf Shop

I have a 9 footer. This board is a treat! Performs well in tiny to huge waves! I hardly hang ten on this board but plenty of fives. Very, very fast board, turns so quickly, cutbacks are so fun on this thing. A little harder to paddle because of how thin it is but once you find that sweet spot, it can still catch the outsiders and just barely matters.” – user Reid on reviewsurfboards.com

Just rode a 9’6″ DT2 this morning in knee to waist slop. Awesome board, has a classic style but so light and carves a turn with no speed drop. Waves on the build so keen as to test in some bigger stuff. Easy to nose ride and sooo stable for such an easy board to turn. 5 stars.” – user Brad on reviewsurfboards.com

Size Chart:

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