The Scalpel is a new model for the range and is a result of all the travelling I have been doing to the United States. I found I was surfing in small to med size waves that were super glassy and lacking in power, reminded me lot of the Australian Summer conditions. I was looking for a model that was easy to surf in these conditions and get me out there on the smaller days.
I have designed this model as thrusters/quad set up and it absolutely flies as a quad. The flyer/diamond tail combination creates the balance of hold and looseness. The straighter plan shape and flat rocker generates heaps of speed. Medium low rail allows for easy rail to rail transition for manoeuvrability. The wider nose generates plenty of paddle power and upfront speed on takeoff.
This model is a real surprise packet for surfers looking for spark on those smaller flatter wave days.