I second the slingshot recoil too.
another great thing about it is that you can "tune" and bevel the abs sidewalls with some sand paper to make the board ride slower. so if you felt that it was too fast out of the box you could sand the edges between your feet, and then if you still felt it was too fast you could tune the edges from tip to tail
there are some older boards up for a nice price, as well as in classifieds... ****but fair warning. the 2007 boards only allow for the mounting of slingshot boots****
the company severance is an option too, similar to the recoil
(Message edited by wakerider111 on October 18, 2009)