jk, who knows. I dont like the fact that the company says 'you try it and tell us what you think'. It is as if the board is doubtful so they make you buy if first and let you decide if its the next generation or not. I dont know how many of these innovations are going to stay. I think the same basic wakeboard design is how the sport will continue. The only differences in boards are going to be width, length, rocker, and fin configurations (and that is all preference). The only real innovations that will actually help progress the sport are lighter, thinner, and stronger boards. I dont think cutting out holes in the board will really help you land a 360 or frontroll. The only way to land a trick is to practice.