I was very curious to see how those new stubbies rode. Previously the Fanatic Freewave didn't feel so exciting to ride but this new stubby felt like a whole different animal.
Here is the full test: windsurfing.lepicture.com/board-tests/#2017-Fanatic-Freewave-STB
In brief, I really enjoy the speed generated by riding backfoot in onshore conditions. I wonder how much different the "real" stubby is. Overall the board felt really easy to ride and is "surfable" which is a nice trait for a freewave.