Hess Surfboards

Flip756

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Getting pretty close to pulling the trigger on a board from Danny Hess, specifically an 11' glider in full wood. Any one have experience? I've admired the aesthetics of his boards for years but never had the chance to ride one. I remember a few of his shorter shapes changing hands here, but never heard any real feedback, especially regarding his longer shapes.
 

cuda

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None ridden but, beautiful boards, by a very talented detail oriented craftsman. just out of curiosity, what do you figure an 11' glider will weigh?
 

cuda

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very nice! I just spent a few minutes on his webpage. Those gliders look unreal. More Andreini than Frye bottom contours?
 

cuda

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I heard from more than a few people that his boards are bomb proof. You also rarely see them for sale used.
 
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cuda

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"wave harvester trim machine" ?? is that something off the menu? I don't see it.
 

cuda

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should be unreal. Please keep me posted. I've been on the fence about ordering one for years.
 

Surfnfish

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friend has a 10' Hess glider/speedster I sessioned few years back...boards has almost zero flex..pick up a fave LB, give the deck a good pop with the flat of your hand, it vibrates throughout...on the Hess, it just went thud...rode the same way...inert, not lively
 




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