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    Roberts White Diamond Board

    I'm hoping to get this board shaped locally or buy it from the man himself. The reviews look great on this board. It's great in small - medium surf but can also produce in larger, heavier waves. Does anyone on here have this board and what do they think of it? Thanks

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    just an idea you can take your short-board to a local shaper and say:

    lop off the top 6".

    Adjust entry rocker to suit

    1" wider

    Same thickness

    Diamond Tail.

    Pull in the nose.

    Your $650 board just became $460 and you get to support a local shaper. Win-Win.

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    Have you ever heard of a Dumpster Diver? Same board....

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    bottom contours

    The biggest thing on the white diamonds isnt just the 6" off the nose or a wdier teail, the board carries a ton of volume (like a dumpster diver, in fact the reason the dumpster diver came out is becuase Dane rode a white diamond and loved it so much CI had to make something similar) ANyway the single concave and how it is placed thru the board is why those are so popular.
    I have a Tommy Moore Tweaker which is a dumpster diverish type board with a diamond tail and the single concave running thru the board doesnt fit my surfing as well as I thought it would. I like to drive and surf off my front foot (as far as working the face for speed) and this concave and rocker set up (a bit more rocker in the tail) doesnt fit my surfing really. The board is great I just have to surf more off my back foot on this board. I have found that single to double concave witha nice vee running off the tail works best for me to create a "drivey' and responsive board. I bought my Tweaker to try out the straight single concave all the way thru the board, i have found in punchier surf it works great, doesnt have to be any biggger than waist high as long as it has some ass to it the board works well I am just not use to it yet. It will take awhile to find the boards sweet spot.
    I highly recommend boards witha single to double concave and vee off the tail for flat faced surf. You can still have a short fat and thick board with that concave style on it.

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    The White Diamond is not like a Dumpster Diver. White Diamond has a pretty full nose (not pulled in). Dumpster Diver has pretty narrow nose. Both have pretty wide tails.

    I make White Diamondesque boards for myself and my 6'0 x 20 3/8" x 2 1/2" is my go-to board for NJ in the Waist-Head range (90% of the days I surf). I'm sure you can get a local guy to shape you one.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by shorepoints View Post
    The White Diamond is not like a Dumpster Diver. White Diamond has a pretty full nose (not pulled in)...
    Thats how roberts describes it. Check out the youtube video on them:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEVRnpkAMwc

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    Thats how roberts describes it. Check out the youtube video on them:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEVRnpkAMwc
    I think he was just referring to placing the outline on the blank (pulling in the nose and tail on the blunted blank).

    I have seen plenty of White Diamonds and Dumpster Divers up close and personal. The WD has a significantly wider nose than the DD. Probably 12-13" for the WD at 1 foot from the nose. DD is less than 12" at the nose; more like a regular high performance shortboard with a wider tail. WD is wider all around (and shorter).

    There is a zillion page thread about White Diamonds on the surfermag design forum.

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    I've only seen positive reviews and some were stating how it was even better than expected.

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    Dumpster Diver has a narrow nose? Last time i looked it was like 15" on a 5'8", def not narrow.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtythirty34 View Post
    Dumpster Diver has a narrow nose? Last time i looked it was like 15" on a 5'8", def not narrow.
    I think you are mixing up the nose with the tail. DD's have a 15" or so tail. Nose is pretty pointy and narrow:

    http://bravesurf.com/Shop/ProductDet...0/Default.aspx