All three of the boards can get explosive pop off the water, just look at what Shaun-Murray, Chad-3DS, and Danny-Premier do on their boards. The softer (and sometime more stable) landing is going to come with the continuous rockers (Murray & 3DS). You can't go wrong with either the Murray or 3DS, but I recomend you demo those boards if you can. Get a feel before slapping da money down, or get some sort of a rider satisfaction period; ya like the board keep it, if not, trade it for something else. I hope that helps.