The Neck Beard by Dane Reynolds
Neck Beard Squash – “Voted 2012 SIMA Board of the year”
After a year of tinkering with different concepts, Dane Reynolds launches the Neck Beard, his favorite free-surf board. No longer working to hide volume from the judges like with the Dumpster Diver, Dane is letting it all hang out with a wider nose and chop tail. With light single concave and vee out the back, this board is faster down the line, has increased rail-to-rail transition, and is more stable when landing airs. Super user-friendly, this is the board Dane grabs when its 1-foot to head-high.
The 2012 Neckbeard tail is taken directly from Dane’s hand-drawn template. Dane kept the overall generous plan-shape to provide a skatey feel but the tail refinement allows for slightly more back foot sensitivity. Light single concave and vee out the back, increased rail-to-rail transition and wider through the nose and tail.
Dane rides the Neck Beard as a tri-fin and as a quad for speed. Comes with a five fin setup to get the best of both worlds. If you are a fan of the Dumpster Diver, then definitely grow out your Neck Beard. Order yours 4 to 6 inches shorter than your height.
For best results ride this board with the Merrick template—look for the hexagons.
NOTICE as of 9/1/2013 Channel Islands is building and installing our own two-tab (FCS compatible) fin box that will come standard in all boards.
We will custom build with Fusion or X2 upon request (upcharges apply Jan 1 2014).
Novice to Pro
Ideal Wave Size
1-foot to head-high
Stock Dimensions and Volumes
|5’6||UL/SO||19 1/4||2 1/4||26.5L|
|5’7||UL/SO||19 1/2||2 5/16||28.0L|
|5’8||UL/SO||19 3/4||2 3/8||29.6L|
|5’9||UL/SO||19 7/8||2 7/16||30.4L|
|5’11||UL/SO||20 1/8||2 9/16||34.3L|
|6’0||UL/SO||20 1/4||2 5/8||35.5L|
|6’1||UL/SO||20 3/8||2 11/16||37.3L|
|6’2||UL/SO||20 1/2||2 3/4||39.2L|
|6’4||UL/SO||20 3/4||2 7/8||42L|
Timmy Curran demos the Neck Beard
Read about Timmy’s full analysis on the Neck Beard