Yea, Domke is a talented surfer. No way is that future of anything- did you see how much work is surfing that in overhead conditions? Getting in and then actually dealing with the board while positioning. Challenging, yes.
Stand up sponge is cool. I like that idea way better. I watch that type of a video and go look at the waves I'm dealing with every time I think of spending any serious money on some sort of special performance SB.
Whatever, paddle out, have fun.