Right on lala. I've been riding Gems for 12 years now, was sold after the first wave I caught and most other designs just don't cut it for me any more. To each his own but all these screamin kooks complaining and you know not one has ridden one or could tell you the first thing about all the design concepts that are incorporated into them. Fastest boards I've ever ridden and they turn on a dime, unlike the wonderful yet tracky and stiff fish. I'm in Pahoa for the next week and I think I'll give you a call.