Simon Anderson is best known for inventing the thruster. But he didn’t stop there. He’s still shaping away, and doing a damn good job of it!
The Face Dancer has single concave throughout the whole board, until it goes to V under the thruster box. This V helps you connect your turns in a more fluid way when riding the board as a quad.
There’s not much flip in the tail rocker, which means this board puts an emphasis on drive and speed through turns, not pivot in the lip.
It’s made with epoxy, which means it’s a lot lighter than a fiberglassed board. It’s so light that it can float over crumbly sections really easily, and also deals with whitewater really well because it’s so buoyant.
However, some would say the downside of the weight of this board is that it doesn’t deal with chop on the water that well.
The rails on this model are thin enough to allow you do really dig into your turns and sink the rail. (Dancing on faces… see why it’s named that?)
It’s a great option for intermediate to advanced surfers for pretty good waves that are waist to a few feet overhead.