It's root's originate from the Velzy Jacobs era. With the focus on wide point back and a large "D" fin to keep board high in the water and still have the ability to turn.
As a surf community we are seeing the wisdom of that age with the design coming back with a vengeance. Ask yourself, do you need a big ass nose? I think not. With the modern tweaking the boards can preform better than ever. I love the variety of bottom contours , rails to concave, and fin templates that I have experimented with while keeping the outline pure.
You will see many a piglet on this blog to come. One more interesting note the red tint was not being done until around "65" all color was done after the board was sanded.