The 10ft longboard has been a surprise. It is lively and responsive. Nose rides great and turns on a dime. The 5mm of nose concave tapers back to the widest , thickest part of the board , about 10" behind 1/2 way which is the norm for Pig boards. Step forward and it just takes off and step on a rail behind and it rolls into a turn. Very predictable and fun to ride. It feels very different to the foam and glass version I have. I also have built this board as an all Paulownia framed hollow wooden board and it is heavier and so has much more drive and momentum. Takes longer to get up to speed when you paddle in , but then takes off. Love the feel of each of them.