The thing is slow but when you get it on edge it practically leaps off the top of the wake. Not abrupt or a hard hit, just real smooth vertical pop. The Absolute isn't really that far behind it when it comes to major rocker, they both ride with their noses way up in the air. I rode the Transcend with .33" fins & it was still plenty grippy, too bad they don't make those for it. I ride my Absolute finless(w/o the center fin, Joe
), & it's great. I would however like a small fin. The thing I noticed most is the better release off the wake, you can kinda cheat your big spins. The fin would be nice for that little extra drive into the wake.