A REVOLUTION IN SURFBOARD DESIGN
WHAT IS THE FUTURE FORM ?
The Future Form has been a revolutionary breakthrough in surfboard design for us. A finely tuned vee that rises up out of the middle of the 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 the highest performing bottom contour. One that leaves other bottom contours in the dust.
Smoother rail to rail transition
Board sits up on rail better
Wider turn response
Lack of drive
Less grip on the wave face
Sticky response / fights the wave
Tends to make boards sit flat in turns
Limited turning response
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
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 most surprising and fascinating aspect of the Future Form is that it retains the positive aspects of both the concave and the vee, while at the same time losing the negative aspects of the two contours." Jim Banks
A BIT MORE INFO...
The Future Form is not a double concave…nor is it a concave vee. As you can see very clearly here, a classic, slightly rolled vee rises up out of the concave so that the stringer sits higher than rails.
If for example it was a double concave, the stringer would still be sitting below the rail line. Even though this difference might appear to be insignificant, the difference in feel, response and performance of having the rolled vee rising up out of the concave is completely different to a double concave or concave vee.
And so far, everyone that has surfed it, has noticed the greatly improved speed, feel and response of the boards with the Future Form contour.