Love everyone's feedback on the different rides.
I designed mine as an update homage off of Midget's early 1st sled. Kept the design capable of intentionally power sliding & even spinning out if you are brave enuff to play with that feature. It all comes down to foot positioning and fin placement aka wheelbase on any particular day, wave, surf spot, or attitude toward how you're gonna ride that day. View attachment 15340
Marc advanced his vee and flattened the tail so his squirt out of turns with speed. A super neat feature that I practice regularly on other designs I make, but not my V8.
It's cool to see what's out there, ride em, like em, love em loathe em............. keep playing in liquid space fellow aquanauts!
;-) ............. feel the stoke, share the stoke!
Surprised I’m the first person to jump in on this and say my pick is the HOT GEN. That being said I’m biased as I’ve only ridden the hot gen and have just felt up V8’s and Mcvees
I find it extremely versatile, amazing trim and able to whip thru cutbacks like no other board I own. In smaller mixed up waves the wide point back allows for less dynamic snappy/pivot-y turns but when ridden in over waist high surf the full rail top of the wave cutdown to deep bottom turn combo (think hot gen Honolua bay of course) is out of this world.
I find myself liking the more foiled rail that Brian does compared to the fuller of the other 2 shapers as I primarily ride liddles when my local waves accommodate. That’s my 2 cents!
Thank you sir. Just picked that one up.Looks like a good sample v8...