Puck vs. Dharma

January 09, 2012


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lately, we’ve gotten several emails asking what the differences are between a Bing Puck and a Bing Dharma…Matt Calvani breaks it down below:

 
Puck Dharma
Dimensions
  • Standard lengths: 5’2” to 6’6”
  • Nose: 18 ¾”
  • Width: 21 ½” to 23”
  • Tail: 18 3/8”
  • Thickness: 2 ½” to 3”
  • Standard lengths: 5’2” to 6’6”
  • Nose: 17 ¼”
  • Width: 20 1/2” to 21 5/8”
  • Tail: 17 ¼” to 17 ½”
  • Thickness: 2” to 2 ¾”
Shape/ 

Design

  • Performance Simmons outline
  • S-deck = flatter rocker, more glide
  • Displacement hull bottom = smoother glide and forward projection
  • S-rail (turned up in the nose, turned down in the tail) = efficient water displacement
  • Available with a flat or double concave tail
  • Quad setup = more drive and speed
  • Simmons “inspired” outline
  • Concave deck with beveled rails = keeps the volume down in the center making the board more sensitive
  • Turned down rails = more drive and sensitivity
  • Very slightly rolled bottom to a vee = transitions from rail to rail quicker
  • Blunt swallow tail = makes the board snappier on the turns
  • Turns in a tighter radius than the Puck
Weight
  • 6+4oz top, 6oz bottom
  • Typical: color pigment, gloss/polish
  • Heavier
  • 4+6oz deck patch top, 4oz bottom
  • Typical: clear, sanded finish
  • Lighter
Conditions
  • Ankle blown out slop to shoulder high barrels
  • Waist high mush to overhead barrels
Skill Level
  • More stable
  • Easier to transition from a longboard down to a shorter board
  • Average to advanced surfers
  • More skatey
  • Good transition for shortboarders going to a bigger board
  • Intermediate to advanced surfers

 

 

 








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