Hilbers/Fineline new boards Stoke

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  1. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

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    This week I picked up a couple of new boards shaped by Brian Hilbers and glassed by the fine folks at Waterman's Guild. it's always such a relief opening up the box and seeing everything made it without mishap. Additionally, having waves forecast for the week ahead is a added bonus. Hopefully the forecast holds and I can get these in the water tomorrow.

    I could not be more stoked to have Brian make me these(and others) His knowledge, skills and wit are legendary and its been interesting pushing ideas around with him getting the Ant III and the HOtGen dialed in for how i want to surf them.

    these 2 new boards are redos of my earlier AntIII and HotGen. The primary goal is to maximize trim and flow characteristics at the shorter(est) range of the models' conceptual spectrum without any sacrifice to its strengths. Optimization. IMO these shapes represent next level midlengths. lulz, at least i like to tell myself

    Super psyched to get these out this fall and see where the journey leads. Fun times.
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  2. shadydave

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  3. Planktom

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    Wow, both beautiful boards

    Love the look of the Microant in particular, it appeals to me and I'm sure Brian had already fine tuned it a long time before other wide point-back hully boards were, uh, 'invented'.
     
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  4. billypilgrim

    billypilgrim New Member

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    Oh man. Both of those look amazing! Always wanted to get my hands on a Hot Generation and the yellow Micro Ant in the Mollusk, Venice looks like an awesome board.
     
  5. poidog

    poidog Active Member

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    Cuda, lot of people on this forum have excellent board taste (i.e. same as mine haha) but yours is second to none.
     
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  6. CosmicSlop

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    Thanks for sharing. It's great seeing the refinement happening over time.

    Hilbers + Martz/Waterman's Family = Stoke
     
  7. strez

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    Those are sweet! What are the lengths?
     
  8. Freddibetts

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  9. Planktom

    Planktom Active Member

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    I'm curious too...

    7'6" hotgen and 7ft microant?
     
  10. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

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    MicroAnt III 6'10
    HotGen 7'8
     
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