It took me a couple of sessions to figure this board out, and my experience with twins in the past has been so so, but this board has made me a believer! She paddles really well, and once you're locked in it's off to the races. I surfed it in 6-8 foot barreling beachbreak and it handles the tube well, and also allows you to get vertical on your turns (more so than other twins). I love the way it looks without a track pad, but make sure you wax it all the way down the fish tail. Sometimes you'll actually pivot off of those tail corners. The praise for Gary McNeil seems to be on the money here, and this board has me wanting to try other more high performance shapes, like the Entity.