i'm going to get a nano or psyko tri very soon but the v3's effortless speed along with this boards low end to high end range is so hard to beat. i haven't tried a tri fin tomo yet but i want one for an upcoming surf trip where the waves have more juice. otherwise for socal waves the v3 pretty much covers it
First impressions, this thing is tiny! Kinda hard to paddle but there is hidden volume there so I don't float too low in the water when sitting on it. As JP from SurfySurfy told me you have to ride it like you're hyper. Always moving. It seems to work well in more hollow, bowly, solid waves. Doesn't work well at all for me in smaller, slower waves...not a groveler.
doesn't sound like my board at all. mine paddles pretty good, well great for the dims. this one can be surfed aggressively or you can literally just stand there (like surfing a hull) and it cruises. dt actually told me to just stand there on the first few waves to get a feel for how little the board needs to be pushed for speed. grovels insane and i really like this board in good waves. the only drawback was the first 2 sessions in punchy stormy/choppy waves it was really squirrely but you just have to get used to the smaller board. if i could have that session again now it would be a different story
not saying mine is better than the raptor. just giving you a comparision. i have no doubt that the raptor is all about hp surfing in GOOD (hollow, bowly, solid) waves