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Dark Horse - Shortboard


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Product Description

The Vessel Dark Horse is a performance shortboard with a wider profile and tailored for smaller days or for surfers who simply want a little more paddle power.

So if you are looking for a versatile shortboard then the Vessel Dark Horse is great option with a generous single concave which flows from the nose to a slight double through the fins and tail, allowing drive and acceleration through bottom turns and flow between rail-to-rail carves. 

The Dark Horse features a squash tail for quicker release, responsiveness and sharper turns. The tail along with its slightly wider body increases lift and reduces drag making it easier to plane and maintain and increase speed.

The Dark Horse is constructed with a PU Bennet Blank, 4 and 6 ounce cloth and Innegra tail offering great strength and flex properties. The C-Flex carbon strip on the bottom of the board helps control torque and flex provide more power for your turns.

If you’re after a fun, super responsive all-round shortboard, then the Dark Horse is it!

Best suited for Experienced user who want power and performance without sacrificing float and forgiveness


Length Width Thickness Volume
5'4 18  7/8 2  3/16 24.1L
5'6 19 2  1/4 25.8L
5'8 19  1/2 2  5/16 28L
5'10 19  3/4 2  3/8 30L
6'0 20  1/4   2  1/2 33.3L
6'2 20  1/2 2  5/8 36.3L
6'4 20  3/4 2  3/4 39.6L
6'6 20  7/8 2  3/4 41L
6'8 21 2  7/8 44.1L


Weight Beginner Intermediate Advanced
< 50KG N/A 5'6 5'4
50-60KG N/A 5'8 5'4
60-70KG N/A 5'8 5'6
70-80KG N/A 5'10 - 6'2 5'8 - 5'10
80-90KG N/A 6'0 - 6'4 5'10 - 6'0
90-100KG N/A 6'6 - 6'8 6'2 - 6'4
100-110KG N/A 6'8 6'6
> 110KG  N/A N/A 6'8


Specification Description
Construction PU Foam / 6 + 4oz Deck / 4oz Bottom  / Innegra Tail Patch
Rocker Medium entry
Concave Single to Double
Skill Level Advanced
Rail Type Soft 40/60
Fin Configuration 5 Fin Configuration
Twin Tab
Complimentary Fins 3 Fin (Thruster) TSBW Starter Fin Set
Tail Type Squash
Care Instructions View a copy of our Product Care Manual
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  1. So far so good

    Posted by EVAN on 30th Dec 2017

    Although have only had a single surf on board am very happy
    I have a 6’ zephyr as well which I love
    I will be riding the dark horse when waves are bigger
    TSW represent great value, my only issue is availabllity of different fins as FCS 1 system is becoming obsolete

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