I can say I'm 95% out the door with the Ride. Thanks for the pos feedback. I too think the Custom is probably a sweet ride and would do just fine. What I like what I'm hearing on the Ride is that its fast and stiff and breaks in well unlike the Custom thats allready pretty flexible. Also heard a few reviews that the custom has had problems with the top lamination. Well I only hope I can get a couple of rides in up on Big Bear before the mountains all bear. Mt High (east slope)is allready dirt. Happy boarding!!!