Dang, I think they look pretty badass. If yall haven't noticed there is a trend in color work these days on surfboards and I think these guys are a being a little bit bandwagonesque. Seems some board builders are into the sloppy "throw some color at it" look these days and I kind of like it. Is it the hipster influence, don't look like you care to much or you won't be cool? Those lost... free lap resin color jobs look real cool. The Panda shortboard things have some of that going on too with some sanded through colored hotcoats. Seen Rusty's painted foam slop colors here and there in strange hues like burgs and baby crap greens to mimic the resin color jobs with not a single piece of masking tape being used. And if they are that multi layer glass vacumed down to a rocker template style like the Coil pieces then they are a good product, long lasting and springy- but maybe to bouncy and a little chattery like the Surftechs ride IMHO. And that matte look turns shiny after the first wax and surf leaving them pretty smooth because no doubt it is a fairly fine grit sand job. Rock on Cannibal dudes.
They all look the same and have lost the "Wonder how they ride? Sure are 'spensive so they gotta go fast" appeal. Thankfully the dudes that bought 'em at full pop found out that they only rode as good as the shape and the durability and resale value they thought they were purchasing was a myth. Those $399 boards were probably the pro model chips no one wants or can ride except Taj B. Many of the earlier ones turned really brown on the rack too. The fat shapes seem to move some still. But just because you can afford to pull up to the beach in a Ferrari doesn't mean you can drive one very well. And if you can't peoples will laugh and point, not a good way to get chicks IMO. I like the sloppy colored Campbells better. They look kind of backyardy. Then everyone will only just shake their heads and give a hearty "Bless his heart" instead of laugh at me when I crash.
Economic value = What someone (who knows nothing about surfing) is willing to pay. If I can sell the two remaining fins in an old set to some idiot for $300, that's their relative economic value. Anyone interested in some mis-matched fins?