Hello Tod, I did talk with you and you were very helpful in my decision to buy the king. However I did demo the board in Hatteras on the ocean side in the waves before I bought it. I just had to be sure it was what I wanted. I highly recommend a demo before you buy . The mutant riding will come later, so far TT riding in the waves is working great and I am getting some good high jumps with soft landings. What else can I say, I’m a happy camper!