5'2" x 17 1/2" x 2" round nose/ squash tail. Hydrodynamic planning hull formula (ultra parrallel outline, deep single concave and hard edge running forward of the front foot. This board is radical! easily the most high performace small to med wave board i have ever rode, im actually just getting used to it after a few weeks riding it. You can do pretty much anything you can imagine on this board, it is stupidly fast, it projects clean, powerfull drawn out turns and the tri-fin gives you the control to jam the board in places on a wave that seem near impossible. This reverse at Rocky point the other day is a perfect example of what im talking about, the board felt like it wanted to do this turn on its own, all i had to do hold on and keep my mind flexible. Enjoy.
Knocked up a couple of big wave dual fin planing foils for Hawaii. 5'11" x 17 3/4" x 2 1/4" Raptor V2 for (Med OTW/Pipe). widepoint/thickpoint 3.5" forward of centre mild single into deep vee double con. 6'6" x 18" x 2 1/4" twin rounded pin fish tail (SUNSET/ LARGE PIPE) mild tri-plane to mild single con falling into vee double con through the tail.
"Pierre Kirscher " - ST Barths, Carrabbean.
The FA-16 was a real breakthrough design for me when i built my first one back in 2007. It was a culmination of lots of ideas i had about low drag planning at the time. The whole design came together much better than i had initially expected with all the channels falling cleanly into place, feeding the water-flow into the 6 release points around the Jet-Tail and flyer's. The channels also give the dual fin design great directional control and unlike most thruster channel bottom designs performs surprisingly well in small junky conditions due to pockets of air that flow through the channels, giving the board less wetted surface area through the tail and a loose yet controled rail-to-rail transition.
Small south swell a couple of weeks ago riding 5'7" 17 3/4" 2 1/8" Quad power-drive V2 Quadrafoil. Im really enjoying this board, smooth transitions and the power is always on tap. The quad models are a good transitional boards stepping off from a thruster, Noticeably faster yet control remains very predicable in contrast to the squirty and more sensitive dual power-drive keels. I liken the performance feel to 4wd performance cars in contrast to rear wheel drive. Enjoy. Tomo.