First outing today at a very average Ti Tree. Waist high, pretty junky, some mini walls in between dead spots. Set up as a quad....home made foam core fins (v small back fins). Goofy foot so on my backhand.
Catches waves beautifully and planes through flat spots with all that volume up front. Paddles perfect through the chop...I hulled out the nose and not sure whether this is responsible for it cutting through the water better. Manouverable...didn't get a chance to beat it off many sections due to the shite conditions though I threw it up vert once and got a bit of rock and roll action over a foamy close out. It felt livelier than I expected (its got chunky rails).
Verdict: Pleased. Hard to judge fully but I reckon it's a goer for hollow overhead fast waves. Gets in early and it's short enough to throw around, with the round pin keeping a check on any funkyness.
I know this would be perfect for a certain long left hollow sandbar back home
Oh and it's actually 19 1/8 wide. I hoped for something about 19 3/4 or 20 with less rail volume to give it a more hp feel. This is more like a cruise missile