I'm not going to direct you towards the quad, even though I'm old school too and just love em
Tey really do have a lot of lift up onto the plane and prduce speed through a turn like nothing else.
As you pointed out, none of us will probably ever learn what philip is up to, but have you ever noticed how fast he goes when looking for a ramp to boost what he does. He's flying, and as you mentioned he's on a twin. The top end control is rather phenomenal adn Philip loves his boards to go quick.
The old school back foot loading up blasting sensation is also available with the Kode when you convert to single fin mode, and I doubt you'd be disappointed with that. Right now it would seem a lot of companies are pushing thrusters as the next big thing, but if you looked at the beach in the canaries and 90% of the riders were still on quads.
As public enemy once sang. "don't don't don't believe the hype"
We are looking into thrusters, but have not yet come up with anything that beats the combination that we have right now, which is an extremely diverse range.
Got the Kode. It's a great blasting board in both configurations