Picked this up from Shawn about a week ago. I went to him and told him that I was going to leave everything up to him. I wanted a longboard for smaller waves and that I could nose ride. I'm 5'11" 220lbs. Make it happen. Ended up with a 9'5". It's got a hell of a nose on it too. I rode it last Saturday for a few minutes and it was fun for sure. I need more waves to really get used to it, but I like it so far.