Warning: This is purely a windsurfing geek post. It contains almost no interesting commentary on people, places, relationships, philosophy, culture, or emotions. Also, the music in the windsurfing video is obnoxiously heavy.
Friday evening I went windsurfing on Josh Angulo's "Victory" quad / twin waveboard. The board was shaped by Josh's brother Mark, and has sort-of a "classic" outline; relatively long and narrow with a turned-up nose. The volume is around 100 liters- a little more than the biggest production board in the Victory line. I was able to tack and uphaul it fairly easily, which was nice in the initially-light wind conditions. The fin set-up was "twin", with two 17.5 cm x-twin fins from Maui Ultra Fins. I used a 6.3 Gun Sails "Toro", also a loaner from Josh.
Compared to the single-fin freestyle wave board that I usually use in waves; the Exocet Cross 106, the Angulo Victory needed a little more wind (or a push from a wave) to pop onto a plane, but it was very smooth and much, much turnier than any board I had ever ridden previously. I mean, the board could turn faster than I knew what to do with, which was cool. It was also really good at re-directing from the top to the bottom of the wave, and wouldn't snag even if you hit the crumbling part of the wave lip in an awkward way. Check out the video below. The music is "Jesus Built My Hotrod" by Ministry.