The 2013 Darko had some pretty big changes. The biggest change in my opinion are the features on the bottom of the board. The bottom of the board now has what the marketing guys call "Double V Molded Channels". Basically, at the tip and tail of the board they have found a way to make the wood core into steps and it has a nice V spine in the middle to really help soften the landings with this thing. The steps stiffen up the tip and tail of the board a little bit but it also gives you a bit more traction. They changed the rail on the board a bit to something called a 60/40 Hich Cap Rail. This helps with the release of the board off the water and it provides a bit more hook-up to the water as well. Slingshot also beefed up all the fast tracks on all 2013 boards and made them a little cleaner by putting the insert hole in the middle of the track instead of the middle. The 2013 graphics on it are dope too! Not much more I can say about it in words. I feel like you just gotta get one and ride it to really know what I'm talking about. I really love it for flat water sessions as it cuts through that stuff like a knife. Super fun board! I hope you get your hands on one!
Tks a lot K2
very well explained
Im still thinking on the 2012 since i got a good offer,,, I know these boards are oriented for flat water,,any idea how they handle the Chop?