I like going fast. I like to straight up the wave, turn close 180 degrees (or more) on a dime and come back down. I like to fit three in turns in on a waist high wave. I like to throw backside buckets one after another.
Do I have to pump it somes times just to milk enough speed up to do one good turn- yeah I do and it's more fun than just standing there when I take the top off that mushy slop.
I like knowing that if I ran into Luke, Joel or Mick (pros about my size) they might say "that board looks sick mate- you wanna switch with me for a few waves?"