For the Model 8 we added more rocker coming from the Sista Brotha which translates into quicker and shorter arc turns. This board surfs a great variety of conditions from punchy beach breaks to long points. The deck is flatter, creating more natural flex and paddling power, yet making the board more sensitive with a lower center of gravity. A bit fuller nose helps transition through flatter spots and dead sections but not compromising the lip attack. If you're in the market for a board that is fast and loose, the Model 8 is the board for you.