the gate is a nice board. best one HL makes imo. the posative-
kicktails make ollies a breeze.
edges like a wakeboard with the fins on it.
smooth bottom allows for easier shuv-its.
compression molding lasts longer than wood.
foam is softer on the shins but still grips good.
w2w on this deck is easy. it holds to your feet.
easy for deep water starts due to boyancy.
without the fins it is too slippery for lip tricks.with them it won't allow shuv-its.
it won't nollie like they claim.
won't fit in a lot of racks.
All in all, i like it more everytime i ride it. i will be switching to .7 fins though.i still prefer my cassette for jibbing. hope this helps, if you want to try it and you are in the N.W. hit me up.