So the Shank in terms of design is fairly simple, it has a single concave running straight through from nose to tail, medium rocker and a tear drop outline which offers slightly more curve through the lower half than standard shortboard templates on offer today. This curve in the back half gives the board plenty of pivot off of the tail which makes it super responsive. The nose is pretty wide which balances out the stability/sensitivity ratios, meaning the board will keep its mobility at lower speeds and its freedom on rail without bogging or sliding out at higher speeds. The balance between the nose width and tail width is key to the effortless carves and rail surfing you can achieve on the Shank. The rails are that of a standard shortboard in shape and thickness with harder edges slightly higher up to offer a nice platform through bottom turns and plenty of release through top turns. The rail and hard edge compliment the wider swallow tail beautifully. The Shank offers you a high performance all-rounder that transcends styles, wave conditions, and ability levels, and it has been well tested and refined after listening to the feedback we have had from our diverse roster of team riders.