I didn't understand this board until i got to ride it in Washington with the Ride crew. The shape on this board is amazing. The Lowrise nose makes it float effortlessly through the deep heavy stuff of the northwest, and the Prorise tail makes it extremely stable. Now I know why this is the board of choice for the guys at Ride headquarters. I was really bummed when they discontinued the TMS until rode this. Board is amazing! You can ride this everyday, in every condition. The few runs I took on a different board I was wishing I was on this.