FLIGHT DUANE DESOTO SERIES

Flight Duane DeSoto Series by Kyle Bernhardt

The FLIGHT Hawaii Duane DeSoto Series Performance Longboards are the result of a several year collaboration between Hawaiian longboarder Duane DeSoto and North Shore Shaper Kyle Bernhardt. The foundation of the series, the 9’1” Makaha is the design Duane surfed to win the ASP World Longboard Championship in 2010. The 9’3” Keawaula, the 9’4” La Hiki and the 9’6” Makua are all based on the 9’1” Makaha design.

The foundation of the FLIGHT Duane DeSoto series, the 9’1” Makaha is the design Duane surfed to win the ASP World Longboard Championship in 2010. The boards have a relatively lower rocker with a complex contemporary concave bottom. The bottom contour starts with a defined teardrop shaped concave for nose riding. It then transitions into a double concave through the center of the board and then back into a single concave in the fin area and then flat off the tail for a very light, sharp, positive and precise feel. The deck channels, which look cool and make it easier to grab/hold the board, actually serve a structural purpose; deck channels strengthen the board longitudinally without significantly increasing the weight of the board.


MODEL SIZE VOLUME (L) FIN SYSTEM XEON CARBON FULL CARBON TEXALIUM
9’1″ x 22 3/5″ x 2 4/5″ 65 2FCS+1 ¥198,000 ¥208,000 ¥208,000

The 9’3” Keawaula is based on the 9’1” Makaha design. The boards have a relatively lower rocker with a complex contemporary concave bottom. The bottom contour starts with a defined teardrop shaped concave for nose riding. It then transitions into a double concave through the center of the board and then back into a single concave in the fin area and then flat off the tail for a very light, sharp, positive and precise feel. The deck channels, which look cool and make it easier to grab/hold the board, actually serve a structural purpose; deck channels strengthen the board longitudinally without significantly increasing the weight of the board.


MODEL SIZE VOLUME (L) FIN SYSTEM XEON CARBON FULL CARBON TEXALIUM
9’3″ x 23 1/4″ x 3″ 68.8 2 FCS II +1 ¥208,000 ¥218,000 ¥218,000

The 9’4” La Hiki is based on the 9’1” Makaha design. The boards have a relatively lower rocker with a complex contemporary concave bottom. The bottom contour starts with a defined teardrop shaped concave for nose riding. It then transitions into a double concave through the center of the board and then back into a single concave in the fin area and then flat off the tail for a very light, sharp, positive and precise feel. The deck channels, which look cool and make it easier to grab/hold the board, actually serve a structural purpose; deck channels strengthen the board longitudinally without significantly increasing the weight of the board.


MODEL SIZE VOLUME (L) FIN SYSTEM XEON CARBON FULL CARBON TEXALIUM
9’4″ x 23 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ 79 2FCS+1 ¥208,000 ¥218,000 ¥218,000
The 9’6” Makua is based on the 9’1” Makaha design. The boards have a relatively lower rocker with a complex contemporary concave bottom. The bottom contour starts with a defined teardrop shaped concave for nose riding. It then transitions into a double concave through the center of the board and then back into a single concave in the fin area and then flat off the tail for a very light, sharp, positive and precise feel. The deck channels, which look cool and make it easier to grab/hold the board, actually serve a structural purpose; deck channels strengthen the board longitudinally without significantly increasing the weight of the board.


MODEL SIZE VOLUME (L) FIN SYSTEM XEON CARBON FULL CARBON TEXALIUM
9’6″ x 23 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ 86 2FCS+1 ¥218,000 ¥228,000 ¥228,000

The 8’0” Mini Longboard (MLB) with deck channels, was specifically designed for the smaller surfer who wants to surf a lightweight board that catches waves easily, surfs extremely well and is even capable of nose riding.

The Mini Longboard, particularly in the carbon construction, also works for a larger surfer who is looking to add a funboard to their quiver.

The narrower width of the 8’0” MLB, 21 1/2”, along with the deck channels (easier to grip the rails!!), increases the likelihood that a smaller surfer will be able to carry this board under their arm vice having to carry it sticking out from their waist like a cocktail tray or carry it on their head. The deck channels, which look cool, actually serve a structural purpose; deck channels strengthen the board longitudinally without significantly increasing the weight of the board. (Similar design concept as corrugated cardboard is stronger than a sheet of similar weight cardboard.)

The 8’0” MLB bottom is a tried and true roll to to a vee bottom with generous nose rocker. All boards are 4+1 fin configuration (4 Futures boxes with 10.5” center box).



MODEL SIZE VOLUME (L) FIN SYSTEM XEON CARBON FULL CARBON TEXALIUM
8’0″ x 22 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ 51.6 4FCS+1 ¥178,000 ¥188,000 ¥188,000

KYLE BERNHARDT

NORTH SHORE : OAHU HAWAII

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