Arctail Quads

Inspired by the performance of the Mini-Simmons design resurrected by Joe Bauguess and further developed by Richard Kenvin, I combined the classic dimensions of the Greenough Velo Spoon template with the proven single concave to spiral vee bottom contour and the AK4 quad set-up. These shorter boards with fuller outlines are incredibly fast and maneuverable, and can negotiate the terms without any compromise in speed.

The curve from the wide point to the tail is very close to the outline curve of a fish, which gives the board the similar drive and acceleration off the bottom. While this classic fish curve gives the board plenty of drive, the rail-line rocker breaks before the center-line rocker, loosening up an outline which would otherwise want to draw a longer drawn-out line. The round arctail feels at home in the pocket and responsive in hollower waves, providing the best of both worlds—the drive of a fish with the elliptical turning radius of a round tail.

As with my other designs, the AK4 fin template works incredibly well with the proven bottom contour of single to spiral vee—this board loves to carve.

Say hello to my little friends:

4’11” x 21” x 2.5” — 4’11” x 22” x 2.5”
5’1” x 20.5” x 2-3/8” — 5’1” x 22” x 2.5”
5’4” x 20.5” x 2.5” — 5’4” x 22.5” x 2-5/8”
5’6” x 21” x 2-5/8” — 5’6” x 23” x 2-5/8”