Back in 1991 when the first prototype was shaped in San Luis Obispo, Ca, the ‘Stubb-Vector’ was the very first postmodern shortboard. Inspired by the sort of surfboards Michael Petersen is seen riding in the classic surf film Morning of the Earth, the Stubb-Vector was also the very first ‘hybrid’ or ‘funboard’ made specifically for hot surfers rather than beginners or weekend warriors. Wide, thin, and flat-rockered, Vector-Class surfboards nonetheless combine all the most potent speed-gathering elements from modern shortboards to create the fastest and most versatile surfboard possible. Whether shorter or longer, the Vector planshape and thin sensitive rails allow you to carve modern lines on a surfboard that works 90% of the time – diametrically opposed to typical fussy shortboards that only work 10% of the time for all but the very best surfers in the world. In those 20+ years the original design has been transmuted into a number of offshoot models – hybrids of a hybrid so to speak.