“In the air-out of the water” The Hopper is a great board for anyone who is looking to transition from a regular short board to a “specialty” design. The lower rocker and wider outline enables the rider to go about 2-3” shorter than their normal short board. The Hopper’s wider tail lends itself to the 5 fin set up very well; when ridden as a quad the planning surface is widened and needed to keep the board loose as water travels from rail to rail. These transitions are key to gain down the line speed and break your fins free for maximum maneuverability. Single concave.