A long board alternative that zips and rips!
I appreciate the zip, glide and paddle ability of the Mini Simmons’ template, but I wanted to make a version that was a little more practical in its turning ability. The V-12 Flying Turtle has that classic “bar of soap” outline with a tip to tail double barrel concave on the bottom, enabling the straight outline to turn and hold on rail. The deep bottom contours on this board make it so much more maneuverable than it looks! This board is insanely fast, fun, and can bank it hard on a corner! The V-12 is the original Flying Turtle made for small mushy waves! Ride this board short, that is where the magic happens. This template packs a ton of volume in a small package, the overall design elements of the V-12 work together to make you inspired to go out in weak surf and have a blast. (A friend was asking me where the Turtle name comes from and the squareness of the template looks kind of like a turtle to me.)