This is the latest openface board. It's a very short hull, at 5'11" and meant to be ridden in beach break conditions rather than point surf. I thought the openface construction would lend itself well to hulls because of the flex and spring it generates. I built a redwood full compsand one about this long a while back and loved the pop I got out of it. I could feel the board load up coming off the bottom and spring out of turns. I wanted to reproduce that feeling even more with this board.