SEVERNE DYNO 3 95 2022 TEST REVIEW
A rocket-air specialist, the Severne Dyno is undoubtedly a coastal weapon for bump and jump conditions. With exceptional turning capabilities, its gybing prowess could be a game-changer if you struggle to exit corners with speed.
With its scarlet red finish and parallel rails, the Severne Dyno remains unchanged for the 2022 season, standing out in the crossover lineup but not without reason. “Fast freewave, epic jumping and early planing” are the critical claims laid down by Severne. The parallel rails are said to reduce drag and increase speed, which has allowed the design in the tail of the board to be more manoeuvre focused, with an increased tail kick and reduced width. Pair this with the bevelled rails that run from the nose to the mast track (which work to avoid the board sticking at the front end) and it’s clear the rail-to-rail ability of the Dyno has not been forgotten in Severne’s hunt for speed. The fast rocker line, pronounced double concave, and deep forward vee maximises speed and acceleration without compromising comfort in choppy conditions. The most apparent difference between this third-generation model and its predecessor is in its nose, where a more rounded shape makes the board slightly longer. In turn, this has provided the room for extra lift, said to increase the board’s ability on steeper faces, stopping the nose catching when hammering through chop. Produced using the brand’s compression moulded technology, there is also a cheaper HD construction now available, dressed in white and supplied with the same quality Severne fittings. And with the addition of 75L and 125L siblings to top and tail the series (the smallest being pre-order and dearer construction only), the Dyno is now a six-board range, to suit all rider weights.
“The Dyno is the go-to board for all-round windsurfing conditions. Multiple tuning options and innovative design solutions transform any day on the water into one to remember.”
Severne’s Dyno has impressed with its ability to get going early in previous years, and this 95 did not disappoint during its first outing in light offshore conditions. Directionally stable and balanced underfoot, it accelerates smoothly as power is supplied, the rider feeling like a co-pilot as the board takes the initiative! Fast and direct in nature, the rider’s stance is located right towards the tail, somewhat elongating the length of the board and making it feel longer than it actually is. It also means the Dyno has minimal wetted area when planing, riding nose high with its shoulders keeping clear of any chop as it charges towards ramps to exhibit the Dyno’s real calling card: rocket air! A real coastal performer, it is a pleasure to use for aerial antics, feeling light and controllable once in the air, the nose kick and bottom shape enabling the rider to sail away from many an imperfect landing. It encourages you to keep the throttle on and hit the next ramp harder, and to go higher on each consecutive jump. As well as the rider’s stance, the Dyno’s fin boxes are also set incredibly close to the tail, bestowing the board with heaps of grip in a straight-line, and giving it a distinctive turning style. It takes some getting used to, but the Dyno thrives on being pivoted through the back foot, making the most of its hipped tail and tapered rails. Moving onto flat water and charged with a bigger sail, the Dyno’s high riding stance is even more apparent, with everything forward of the front straps riding high out of the water. Changing to a single fin to explore its speed further, it’s wise to choose the fin carefully: one with too much rake will cause the board to spin out regularly, as much of the fin will sit behind the board’s tail, such is the rearward position of the board’s fittings. This issue can easily be resolved by swapping the fin out for a more upright contender, providing the drive and flighty ride to improve performance, particularly upwind. Onto transitions, and if planing through the carve gybe has long eluded you, this board may be your answer! Severne have designed this board to glide effortlessly through the gybes, maintaining speed whilst requiring minimal rider input. There’s ample grip during the entry, giving the rider the confidence to commit, with speed through the mid-point and carried seamlessly through to the exit, the board remaining on the plane even in the lightest of conditions.
SEVERNE DYNO 3 95 2022 TEST REVIEW
Price: £2029.00 HD: £1799.00
Volume (Quoted): 95L
Length: 227 cm
Width: 59.5 cm
1ft off: 42.2 cm
Bottom shape: Pronounced double concave, which runs all the way back to the hips of the board. From the nose to in line with the mast track, the rails have been bevelled, and from the mast track back, they have defined rails. As the rails tuck in at the hips, the board loses its double concave and turns to a straight vee to the tail.
Weight (‘Naked’): 6.24 kg
Fins: 1x SV 210 + 2x SV 125
Sail Range (Quoted): 4.7-6.5m
Sizes Available: 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125.