This board looks like a knock-off of my firewire sweet potato. Even has the same double concave spine on the bottom.
Looks also like they missed it on the correct fins for that board. Due to the wide thumbnail tail, the larger keel type fins seem to work best for that shape(ex. Futures quad "Controller" fins).
@Captain: Believe it our not, it's the fins that make surfboards efficient in light wind. You need to ride your surfboard different that your TT. More weight forward, less edge/more flattened, and kite lower. Fins make all the difference when riding in light wind(ie, race boards).
Oh yeah, I completely get that. I had the SP out yesterday and when I got up to speed the fins begin to "fly" and it motored! No way it could compete with a raceboard, though, and I think size for size a skim board with tiny (or no) fins is going to go earlier. Whatever...may just be me.
You're right, though, it's all about the fins.
On the other knockoff comments...I don't know...it's shaped like a mini-space pickle and beyond that I don't think anyone patented concave in the tail. Seems to me lots of boards have that. BUT, I definitely grabbed it cause it was similar to the nugget...and love it! so, wherever logosz got his inspiration from...it's a nice board.
Thanks, ibloc, though, good reminder to ride the board different than a TT. It's a different game for sure and i appreciate the tips, particularly where to fly your kite on a surf vs. tt setup.