I was pretty stoked to see Mark Richards share a pic of the bat tail MR twin fin from my collection.
Even more exciting was to see that pic inspired him to shape a new one!
That is exactly the reason why I collect old boards and share the pics on this blog - to inspire us all to revisit and reevaluate the designs from surfings past.
Bat tails are all the rage for quads now days. The area removed and little corners add some bite and help give the boards without a rear fin in the middle a little extra drive. I had an interesting conversation with a friend this week talking about these 'new' bat tails. He didn't believe I already had one in my collection and he'd even been surfing with him on it 10 years ago.