WHAT IS THE FUTURE FORM ?
The Future Form is a revolutionary breakthrough in design. A complex blend of vee with concave that merges the smooth glide and rail to rail transition of a vee bottom with the drive, acceleration and spark of a concave.
Our experience with the Future Form bottom contour has led us to believe that it's currently the world's most advanced bottom contour. One that leaves all other bottom contours in the dust.
Smoother rail to rail transitions
Board sits up on rail better
Wider turn response
Lack of drive
Less grip on the wave face
Sticky response / doesn't carve smoothly
Makes board sit flat in turns
Limited turning response
Usually with surfboard design it's a trade off. A design change that gives more manoeuvrability will lose speed, or gain more glide but lose tighter turn ability etc.
And this is what has been so amazing with the Future Form contour, combining the vee with the concave has been a plus in every direction...
The more dynamic water flow of the future form has substantially improved the overall speed and glide of the boards, even in smaller, softer waves
Unlike the concave which locks you into a very specific turning arc, the Future Form allows a much wider range of turning response.
The Future Form contour has less resistance to direction changes and hence allows turns to be both initiated and completed much easier
HIGHER SPEED THRU TURNS
We've found is that it's substantially faster and has more drive through turns than a concave, especially turns under the lip, resulting in the ability to pull off more critical manoeuvres.
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SMOOTHER & MORE DYNAMIC
The Future Form allows much smoother rail to rail transitions and for the board to sit up on a rail more comfortably, becoming more dynamic through turns.
The Story Behind It...
Technically it's a vee bottom that runs from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail with concaves strategically added to the vee panels through the different stages of the bottom curve.
We've been working on it for about 3 years now, experimenting with the depth and placement of the vee and the concave panels, and have found that there are definitely optimum placement and configurations of the concave and vee as they transition through the bottom of the board.
All our team riders are now riding our hybrid concave vee in all their boards and we've noticed a substantial jump in the level of their surfing since getting on the flying vees. While our customers, like ourselves, are finding that after surfing this type of bottom contour, that standard concave boards feel slow and clunky in comparison.
It's clearly obvious that the superior performance of a hybrid vee concave, will eventually replace the standard concaves that most current boards feature, and make them obsolete. We're just wondering how long it will take for the rest of the industry to catch on...