Ok, thank you Kelly for the inspiration. Start with a board designed as a next one up and take 4" off the front end. The wide point is now 2" forward of center instead of 2" back. Add a touch of width to the center. Re-blend everything so the front end has a little fuller nose and relaxed rocker. It paddles well, makes the drop and fits because it is shorter. The back end of the board is mean for better waves. Pulling the wide point forward gives you a rail line that feels a little longer yet offers you more control with less board up front. Lots of R&D last summer. Pros and bros slayin dragons and draining dungeons in Mex, South Pacific, Bali and Indo. Feedback is super positive. Little tool, big job.