This board mite just be the fastest board You have ever ridden. It has a smooth outline which allows it flow and connect through turns easily. The beak nose helps with getting that extra bit of volume in for paddling. The channels on this board run from 1/3 up from the tail and get deeper as they get to the tail of the board. These channels act like a 3rd fin when you are doing a turn at high speeds. When you push down on the tail the channels engage and bite down in the water to add more grip. This is a fun board for down the line waves or if you just want to float around and get the most out of your surf.