yes, the pendulum has started to swing back !!
as evidenced by the new SUPs and older longboards n raceboards
have you seen the new Exocet RX D2 ??
there is also the SB Phantom 377 with batwings - raceboard
even AHD seems to be coming out with a Tactik "good for 0 to 15 knots"
personally prefer the older raceboards - having purchased a 1990's Fanatic Ultra CAT
too bad that project did not revive in 2006 !!
if you consider the BIC Dufour Wing a DIV II perhaps i can sell you mine ??