2. Hydrofoil Diamond. 5'6" x 17 3/4" x 2 1/8" Designed for my entry into wqs event in Japan 09, i thought i would throw a back fin on my V1 on my Hydro design, for contest surfing, seemed to work well enough for a respectable 5th place result.
I came across this new model Dane Reynolds ingeniously engineered with a hand saw. I like Dane, he is doing the most amazing futuristic surfing on the planet and he is taking upon himself to redesign his own equipment with no tools other than his own intuition.
The only function that the last 4inches " of tail of a traditional (dinosaur) shortboard is provide drag. see http://marinelayerproductions.com for evidence of a clear improvement in a dated design, with simple reduction of un-neccesary surface area.
Good work Dane!!