This board is insane. I needed a high performance shortboard for good South SD waves. Went with the Kerrosover. The foam is in all the right places, and the rails? always perfect on an R. board. Just glides in to the waves. The rocker is a nice gradual curve that keeps it loose without sacrificing speed. You know those boards that almost finish the maneuver for you: here you go. Comes around real nice off the top, smashes the lip with conviction or buries the rail in the flat with ease all the time setting you up for the next turn. This board WORKS for you. Went five fin just for the option but only ride it as a tri with the future R. hex black and yellow ones.