This thing is sick, like aids sick. The shorter tail and nose make you able to ride a shorter board. I used to ride 150 now i'm on a 145 and it rides just like a 150. The rocker makes it spoon shaped and easier then anything to tail or nose press and nearly impossible to catch an edge. Also the short board makes it lighter so you can spin faster and have less swing weight. THIS BOARD IS AMAZING. BUY BUY BUY!!!