The shaper is me and the board is designed for prone surfing, I can kneeride it when conditions are perfect. I have had klaus make me boards and they have been a part of my voyage to create something more along the lines I want to draw. The bottoms are different, as well as the rails and the thicknesses. Klaus can make you a bellyboard. And he is a great shaper of hulls and other things. after long discussions with him and some other guys that also made me boards in the past i decided to start making my own. They all said, without any prompting, making your own boards is the best place to be, no matter how good you are at explaining exactly what you want, the shaper is interpreting what you're saying. Some how, when i shape, I say to myself, I think it needs this. sometimes it worked and sometimes it didnt. I figured out what works and started playing around with other things, different rails, sharper, softer, parallel, curvier, different bottoms, flat, veed, displacement hulls, concaves etc. this board is what worked best, for me. we all are looking for something, a feeling that only we know, when we achieve it. i will make you or anyone one. I am only making these displacement hulls tho. i have made them from 5'10 to 4'11 so far. I have made the kneeboard and bellyboard versions for myself and a close knit group of friends so far. i am making a couple to put into Birds Surf Shed but wont take any custom orders others than length, width, rounded pin, round, velo or square tails. I make single fins and a twins fin only. I dont have the desire or need to gain the knowledge or craftsmanship to make anything else. there are plenty of guys making other boards that dont have the knowledge or desire to make these bellyboard hulls.i want to be great at making boards and for me the best way is to be really specific in what i shape and shape what i love and believe in. i dont want to do it for a living, i just want to share what i've found.