Scoop Rocker Line
A new rocker line with a higher nose curve prevents the front of the board from hitting the chop when going upwind. Riding downwind the board never dives in but flies over the chop with a very controlled feeling.
The combination of the construction and the hydro effect of the Invert-V concept makes the board ride very high on the water. This made it possible to extend and straighten the outline a lot to improve the rail power under the back strap so the rider can keep pushing the upwind angle at lower speeds, especially right at the start and after tacking.
The invert-V shape directs the water flow from the left and right rails to the center line. When the two water flows impact each other at the center line they create an upforce flow, pushing the tail up like a hydrofoil effect which lets the board ride higher on the water with less resistance. As the scoop is higher in the nose area, the overall V could be reduced so the rails still sit higher over the water but the center line is less sharp and less directional. The wide double bevel raises the rail even higher, so they almost never touch the water even on a very deep downwind course.
The new deck shape is lower around the masttrack which gives more control to the board. The deck shape at the downwind strap, (chicken strap), is angled and allows for a more comfortable stance.