This is a board that's always in my car. If you ride one you'll quickly notice that its wide, short, accelerates super fast, skips across flat sections, and will keep an edge in the tube.
I have always loved retro fishes because of how well they paddle and how quickly they pick up speed. My goal with this board was to preserve that effortless glide but tweak key elements so that it could be used for a more aggressive line. What I came up with I liked so much I named after Saint Oak (the patron saint of stoke)!
Shallow rocker, a single to long double V concave, and hard rail in the tail make this board lighting quick to pick up speed. Once you're moving the rest of the design makes it easy to do pretty much whatever you want. Works with a lot of different tail options. In terms of fins I like it as a thruster although if you spend a lot of time in the tube or want a looser feel I'd consider a quad setup. Can't decide? Get a 5 fin!
-Paddles like a champ
-Wide outline feels stable but super playful
-Hard rails in the tail allow for speed and easy release but soften quickly towards the front to keep them from catching
-Subtle tail rocker allows for quick acceleration while the nose has enough to keep you from catching it during steep drops.
-Fast and loose bottom contours
-Works well in a variety of fin and tail configurations