I am assuming you are riding the 07 Team with the center fin removed, since with that center fin I found it very hard to break loose. I ride the 07 Shane, definitely has more pop than the Team but I am a little less consistent with it. The Shane rides super smooth, almost feels like riding on a cloud, until you edge and then it grips strong and hard. The landings are much softer than the Team due to the concaves on the bottom (as opposed to the flatter bottom of the Team). As far as the molded fins on the Shane go, you won't even notice them; this board is looser than a college girl on spring break. Hope that helps.