RE: Apollo Vs F161
the noses are wide because when you go deep down wind you need a trim mechanism to handle to huge variations in power experienced by the rig, fin and sailor. the board is of slight consequence as long as it keeps those things aligned. If that means wide nose who cares.
It's not estetic, it's neccesity. Once connected to the forces involved the wide nose is beautiful in it's time and place. Ugly only to the un initiated.