The Chem Zen is a perfect hybrid of modern and classic design. This board is built for getting barrelled and having enough speed and control to make it through those near impossible sections. The pulled forward mid section will help you get over the ledge early and have you flying over flat sections. Works well as a thruster or quad so a 5 fin set up is the best choice. Team Rider Mike Gleason who helped develop this model has been really happy with it as a quad and with a 6 channel bottom.