Just as a Carving Knife is longer and thinner than a chef’s knife, ride the Carving Knife a few inches longer and slightly thinner than your standard shortboard to leave all the chopping behind. The longer rail line and forward volume will smooth out your surfing, provide great paddle power, and plane through flat sections. While the thinner profile, bottom contour, and pulled in tail allow this board to carve and slice with surgical precision. This board works in a wide variety of conditions, knee high to double overhead, how it fits into your quiver is up to you. Ride it as a step-up when it gets big or substitute it for your shortboard when you are tired of pumping and want to add some more flow. Don’t write this off as an alternative shape, this one packs all kinds of shortboard performance under the hood. Makes a great big guy shortboard as well.