I own this board and am very happy with it. Im 220 lb and 6'2". Granted I only have ever ridden pop outs as they say and am just getting to be an intermediate surfer. So my novice self will tell you that this board does steep drops well and is easy to sink on duck dives.To me it feels like im riding air as its so light. Turns very easy too. For the money its held up well with no problems for 1 year. Defiantly better in cleaner surf.