The entire year 2014 our R&D team worked quietly on a new and exciting concept. The idea to explore with more parallel rail outlines and a reduction to the board’s functional minimum draw a lot of attention in the surfing world lately. Characteristics such as speed & stability combined with loose turning and minimized swing weight made us try a transformation of these ideas into dimensions of a windsurf board. With instant excitement, we decided to evolve this project secretly and unleash it as a nice surprise for the scene.Stepping on the Stubby for the first time eliminates any doubts in an instant and refreshes your perspective on board design. The wide double diamond tail features a channel for extra grip and drive, the large MFC Tri Fin set supports tight turning and offers incredible lift and upwind performance. While the tail and nose sections are extremely wide, the centre of the board is narrower, giving a clean water flow and reduced drag. In combination with the V bottom with slight double concaves, the Stubby is extremely fast and controlled. Once catching your first wave, the longer effective rail line comes into play and gives you a new sensation of stability in the bottom turn, while the stance far back on the wide tail allows for fast and tight reactions and turns. Due to a rocker line, that is adapted to the boards length and it’s trim, the wide nose always recovers, even after a steep re-entry. With its speed and control on the way out the Stubby offers solid jumping performance as well.