This board rips! I live in northern Japan so the swell is come and go and when it comes, we get days of well overhead powerful bowls that are just fast. This board handles anything you can throw at it. I can hold a rail when it's steep, and get phenomonal speed when it's small and mushy. Really nothing left to be said about this board but AMAZING!!! Don't worry about 5 fins either. Go with the quad setup like Slater and you won't be disappointed...mach speed. Get yourself some FCS Rusty R-2 Quad fins and you'll be unstoppable.