I just got my shred stixx piranha on friday. I went to the river on saturday and sunday. I have been riding a cwb Ride and was having a hard time throwing the rope and keeping up without burying the nose. I got on this thing and I looked like a pro. I could surf hard and do cutbacks and keep up without the rope. I just wanted to thank Jerry for the info and the new board. This thing was well worth the money spent.