A responsive board that jybes great and is stable so it is easier than ever to learn to get in the footstraps. But don't think this board is just for those who are learning to short board - advanced sailors will have a smile on their face when they feel the speed and carvi-ness! With plenty of performance features built in, the Gecko will execute any move effortlessly. It will leave nothing but a smile on your face. And the HRS construction means that the board will hold up great (without being heavy).