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.