Very good point shredder, and that was the point I was making. You need to know your riding style, and find a board that is excellent in those areas. I love this site, but if I would have went by popular opinion, I would have been on a Never Summer SL or Heritage, but would have never tried a Yes Optimistic. For me, the Optimistic fit my riding style the best. The TRice was also a great option. Demo, demo, demo, if you can afford it for a couple days. You'll be surprised.