i borrowed a friends 10' log this summer for a month and man, i did not want to give that thing back!! i shortboard (fish/HPSB) and had never ridden a noserider before this summer and i loved it for all the reasons already stated. its different but its new and fresh to me. plus in VB, its always gutless and a pain in the ass to find sections to hit if you dont have the right board. anyone trying to dump a noserider off????