On the 5'8 two nights ago I had a wide stance on a drop from about stomach high and reached my back foot way against the back part of the tail pad. The part that kicks up. Hadn't ever really done that before since I like the feel of it more forward on the pad on 5'10s and up. This was different though and more like a skate as I gripped the hell out of the tail by doing so. I liked it. Interested to see how this fares on a better than mushy wave.