Somewhat earlier than that even...... if you talk to Dennis Ryder, he recalls working in the Saticoy factory of Pope's (where later the W.A.V.E. Hollows would be built) with Michael back then. I think DR told me Cundith aka Cundiff, was sanding then began shaping at that point. Dennis was shaping the Peck Penetrators & Blue Machines among other models for Morey Pope. After that, the icehouse Wilderness era began off Cabrillo Blvd. in Santa Barbara with Peter, George coming in and out, Duncan coming into the scene.... the creation of Wilderness Byron Bay due to GG's regular back n forth to his ranch down there. I think the marketing here is impressive and almost too slick, but I'd take exception with the single fin flat rocker concept unless Marc is referring to George's Spoons which were flat then flexed for variable rocker on demand. I've spent nearly ten years now building v bottoms that are what I consider using a "double rocker system" (at center and at rail) that seems to be in direct contradiction of what Marc has stated in his Press Release. The other thing that ISN'T being said is that tri fins have LEVERAGE, and that angle of leverage from positioning rail to center tail fin cannot be duplicated with the G6 or this newest single fin....... I don't care if it wags like a shark's tail...... I mean that's really nice and all, BUT it's just plain physics that the leverage angle of tri fins & quads for that matter have different affects on how the surfboard moves thru water opposed to ANY single fin in a traditional position. George's "paddle fin" acts like a tiller or somewhat like a keel. Single keel fins have more leverage than a single high aspect fin....... keels are very fast, I used to ride an 11-1/2" single keel at Jalama and Rincon, but they too, had a completely different ride and their own set of limitations. Short radius turns & cutbacks are out of the question - you swoop more like a sea gull riding the 'apparent wind' wave seagulls ride.