Hope you enjoy the board, Tom. Let us know how it rides.
Not too constructive on your criticism, ravenboardz, you jealous or what?
This board weighs 11 pounds on my scale. That's the complete board including all the hardware like it is shown in Tom's pictures. Sure it is a little bit heavy, but you have to keep in mind it is a very large board and it will have you cruising upwind when other boards will not. By the time other boards are just barely holding ground upwind, this thing will have you doing good jumps.
If you don't like the weight, I make one with corecell and biaxial glass that weighs just 8 pounds ready to ride. The foam-core version is not inexpensive like Tom's board is. The foam board makes a difference only when you really know how to "work" the board in light wind. It is also a little less forgiving than the wood board in stronger winds.
In my experience, for jumping you will hardly notice the 3 pound difference. The lightweight version is still a big board.
For the wood boards, the smaller sizes have much better weights. Once you get the size down to about 135x38, my wood boards weigh about the same as production made fiberglass boards that cost nearly three times more.
There are some better-quality pictures of different boards posted at:
http://gallery.kiteforum.com/gallery/vi ... me=albup46
The half-dozen or so near the bottom are recently taken.