I emailed those guys at XTR, will see if they have some history on the board. I will share soon after. this board needs punchier waves to achieve its potential or just a lighter person for smaller waves.
What is the board doing that you don't like? The reason I ask is because I *only* surf midlength singlfins in smaller and weak conditions. i never surf them in punchy beachbreak conditions. When conditions get faster I switch to multi-fin designs that I can surf more actively.
beside it being a great board , what prompt me to write this post was when I was doing the research on it I came accross this on Velzy's facebook page. I was curious if in fact scumbags are making knock offs of legendary shapers? and why? doesn't seem like a board like this would merit someone to forge one and try to resell it for a ton of $$$$
The picture of the bottom of that board, looking at it from the nose is Classic Velzy.