Steve decided to order a new custom after discussing his ideas and issues he's had with his CI Biscuits and Pods. Both designs look great aesthetically and perform well, but their performance is limited to decent to good wave quality to get the most out of those shapes. At that point, the performance tri-fin would be ideal.
By appearance to the untrained eye the Pod and Biscuit shapes look as if they would grovel well by the appearance of the outlines. Having heard this from many dissapointed owners, I have been contemplating this design for awhile now. Steve was the impetus to design it.
Steve wanted to maintain the positives attributes of both shapes and negate the hang-ups he's experienced with both shapes, and wanted something custom for the condtions of his home break. I hand shaped this new master shape to be digitized ... the Skate
The Skate incorporates unique rails in the nose area. Thin boxy rails with a definate deck edges blending into progressive rails mid section to modern boxy tail.
Bottom is neutral ie, subtle double concaves up through mid section. Subtle double to singe concaves and some other subtle tweaks through the rail fin area.