First Impression - This board's construction is amazing, perfect flex patters. Graphics look very cool.
What makes this kite skim stand out is that it has thin rails but they are not sharp unlike the competition so you do not cut yourself if you fall.
I rode it strapless and was able to hold an edge just like a twin tip. Slashing waves was a lot of fun on this board.
Low end - Excellent, very quick to plane and fast rocker line.
Negatives - The price is insane for a skim board - If they were cheaper I would have one in my quiver.