Finally got my computer back up after a series of hardware issues
Oak Foils Dyna-Glyde (Dyna/Dynamic - Glyde/Smooth Glide / 'y' in Glyde from the 'y' in hybrid / hybrid shape)
7'2" x 21-1/2" x 3" White Hot EPS Foam / Epoxy Resin / Custom Rocker Template / Subtle 4 channels / 4+1 fin set up / 4x4x4 Glass
I've had three sessions on it so far. Twice in mediocre swamped high tide closeouts. 3+ hour session this AM. All I can say is that this board can truly be a one board quiver.
After riding boards like my Kiddler, Harbour Spherical Revolvers, and Guy Takayama GWAT, it's tough to grab a shortboard on any given day since these boards paddle so well. I usually grab for a shortboard when the waves have some punch behind them.
I really love the way my 8'0 Harbour Spherical Revolver paddles into everything. The 7'2" GWAT is not as great of a paddler, but rides like a shortboard. My 6'10" Harbour SR paddles better than the GWAT, but not as performance driven as the GWAT since it's a single fin. I asked Wayne if he could shape me a board that can paddle as good as my 8'0 Harbour SR, but have performance like a shorboard. He took some measurements from the boards and began his calculations From there, he began the design of a new shape. He suggested to go EPS for buoyancy and lightness. I decided on the size since my 6'10 Harbour SR felt good and the 8'0 SR was too big, so I chose to go to 7'2". I also wanted to go 4oz glass for performance. The 3" thickness gives the board the volume to paddle like a board that is 10" bigger (8'0 SR), but most of the volume is under your chest and the rails feel about 2-7/8". The performance is that of a high performance shortboard. It doesn't feel like a 7'2" when you're on the wave. It feels like I'm riding my 5'10" fish. This board is so light, you can throw it around on the waves like a shortboard.
Another magical creation!