I bought a rocket in early march and have been riding it in the obx since then. It is a badass board for waist to shoulder high waves. I was in VB one day and decided to see what deals were going on at shops around town. Normally I would never buy anything from 17th Street but the board was on sale for $455 and I couldn't pass it up. If you get one definitely go 4 to 6 inches shorter than you would any other short board.