David Brandt sent me this via firstname.lastname@example.org:
"Hey Mike, just wanted to share a couple of photos and report. Alex Martins did a great job repairing the front. And he also added a leash hole which makes it much for useful for me, though not as authentic I suppose. I took it out yesterday and had an awesome time right away. I can definitely appreciate why some people are so into these types of boards. I love the sliding feel, and the ease of turning and getting to the nose. The weight made for tired arms, but also the momentum was amazing to feel. What a wave hog. I did not find it to be slow - actually I passed a guy who dropped in on me because nothing can stop this thing when it gets going. It does have all the characteristics you identified, though not as extreme as a few others on the blog. It has the narrow nose with back-set wide point, belly/convex bottom, D fin, weighs about 50 pounds... Keep spreading the good word and thanks for the inspiration. See you out there.