Years and years of rider inspired R&D and plenty of hard work and changes, have led to this amazing shortboard. I personally, am extremely pleased with this board (Andrew). It has all of the qualities that you are looking for in a high-performance shortboard. It is exceptionally fast, loose, and drivey. And, has everything you need for surfing your best. This board holds a rail, and has just the right amount of release to get as radical as you want. Generally ridden, the same length as your height, or 1" - 2" longer.