“The Dako Roo”
Initially inspired to create boards with wider tails and flatter rockers working closely with Hector Santamaria for the past few years it became clearly apparent that these attributes in Surfboards are essential for the everyday waves we so often encounter. The Dako Roo is one such model designed for most regular, average conditions.
The board has a wide profile with plenty of volume forward in the board, concentrated under the chest area which makes paddling into waves easier. The tail is also quite wide which creates initial acceleration from the board when up and riding, not to mention gliding through flatter or softer sections of waves a breeze. The overall rocker of the board is quite minimal and smooth with low to medium lift in the nose and low tail curve…this paired with the aforementioned overall shape creates a lot of speed and acceleration in The Dako Roo. The bottom contours in this design are relatively similar to The Wombi Fish with a subtle quad concave entry blending into a double within a single concave which deepens between the mid section of the board and softens between the fins and finally off the tail.
The Dako Roo performs best as a thruster set-up and is a hybrid short-board specifically designed for small short period waves…a perfect summer alternative.
The Dako Roo’s Size Chart
|5’4”||19 1/4″||2 3/16″||24.8 l.|
|5’6”||19 3/4″||2 1/4″||26,8 l.|
|5’8”||20 1/4″||2 5/16″||29.2 l.|
|5’10”||20 3/4″||2 3/8″||31.7 l.|
|6’0”||21 1/4″||2 7/16″||34.2 l.|
|6’2″||21 3/4″||2 1/2″||37 l.|
|6’4”||22 1/4″||2 9/16″||40 l.|
The DAKOO ROO is built in PE construction
All the Pukas x Eye Symmetry surfboards are built on a traditional polyurethane core with a complete epoxy laminate and finish known as PE construction.
“We are thinking more long term by creating a more durable product“, says Max.
The epoxy resin is known to be a higher quality material than polyester. Is more UV resistant, stronger and has more reactive flex pattern. The result is a whiter and brighter surfboard that doesn’t yellow as quickly as a traditional polyester construction (aesthetics) which responds faster to your movements (performance).
“The carbon stripes are quite a visual thing that I love” says Max. “We are honoring a traditional surfboard building process but we are adding some minor reinforcement and visuals. It’s basically a bit more love put into the construction of the board to make it last longer for the surfer“.
What else from Pukas by Eye Symmetry?
The Wombi Fish is a fast, responsive small wave board suited for clean, low energy waves.
After having very successful results with our dedicated quad model, The Cali Quad, in both Europe and the rest of the world I felt the strong need to provide a similar, user friendly quad design in the PUKAS range. Find out more here.
The Dako Roo is one such model designed for most regular, average conditions.
Initially inspired to create boards with wider tails and flatter rockers working closely with Hector Santamaria for the past few years it became clearly apparent that these attributes in Surfboards are essential for the everyday waves we so often encounter… Find out more here.
The Bud is a fast, somewhat sensitive board, which excels in clean hollow waves. A step-up board which is easy to paddle and travel with.
Designed by Tom Carroll and myself, The Bud was first created as a model for Tom to ride at Kelly Slater’s wave pool and is the shorter, wider version of ‘The Leaf’. Find out more here.
The Lucid Ojo is Max’s take on the modern performance short-board. It features a classic plan-shape reminiscent of the short-board era but has some subtle, contemporary modifications to make it more versatile and user friendly. Typically shaped with a rounded square tail and thruster set-up, The Lucid Ojo suits a range of conditions from shoulder high and above. Find out more here.