interesting pulled tail on the simmons. what was the reasoning behind that rather than leaving it wide?
i have surfed tons of simmons, i love them all but to me the pulled in tail is just more responsive, it works a bit better in all around conditions, it is more of a "modern simmons" if you can call it that. incorporating the old and new, as everything designs always change to what the situation entails. Just preference to each rider. The tail actually is still pretty wide, just not as parallel as more "Traditional" simmons.
The boards look great. I will say that what makes a Simmons a Simmons is that wide tail with the keels, fins or whatever set way out on the edge and a very parallel outline. Just like I never understood calling a wide short board a fish just because it had a swallow tail, I think calling any shorter board with a rounded nose a Simmons is not accurate. The wide tail of a Simmons forces the rider to learn control and ride it with style. Pulling in the tail to facilitate more of a short board style of surfing makes it a shortboard. I have ridden Simmons style boards for a long time and have strong opinions on them, lol.