When in pursuit for design innovation you have to look beyond what is current. I look for inspiration in many places however never losing sight of the goal, higher-performance. I have been intrigued by the designs of the Lockheed-Martin fighter Jets, especially the F-15 and F-22. The profile of the tail wings which primarily control the maneouvering, allowing the craft to pull radical controled turns at high speeds, a trait that obviously would benifit a planning hull that also finds its design roots in aerodynamics. It is a fact that Air and Water both behave with the same mechanics in regards to fluid-dynamics, so why not look to the sky for knowledge and inspiration especially when thats exactly where i design my surfboards to perform.


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