The template has a continuous curve for tight arcing turns, the bottom is a simple single concave with a touch of extra tail rocker. The blunted nose creates a nice volume distribution under the chest while paddling, and keeps the template full forward while surfing, benefiting both the wave catching ability and stability while up and riding. Supreme responsiveness and control and easy speed generation are key riding characteristics along with a unique sensitivity due to the shorter length allowed by the blunted template. These can be built as thrusters or quads. The alternative shape aficionados will prefer the quad for its “fishy” feel while shortboard bros will appreciate the neutral handling of a thruster. This is the most high-performance board offered in my line and should be considered the “shortboard” of the group.