We decided to call this longboard the "Ultimate" because of its unique ability to combine so many elements of a great longboard. It's super stable, turns great, and paddles like a race car, it truly is the very best longboard we've ever ridden.The Stable Surf System is what makes this longboard so unique. It starts with a full single-to-double concave that allows this longboard to paddle and glide super easy. This is essential to catching waves as you need to match your board speed with the wave speed for easy take offs.The cornerstone however, is the beveled rails that stretch from the nose to the tail. This is what makes this surfboard one of the best longboards I've ever ridden. The most common "turning error" is digging a rail (side) into the wave and getting stuck and unable to bring the board around on a turn. The bevels actually pull the rails up and away from the water preventing the rails from catching on a turn and allowing for the easiest turns you've ever made on a longboard.Because the bevels go all the way around the nose of the board, they also helping reduce your chance of pearling, or doing a nose dive and going over the front of your surfboard, a common problem with new surfers. The bevels will actually cause the nose to lift itself up and out of the water, making it easier to successfully paddle into more waves.This longboard is also known for being a remarkably stable design. This is accomplished by the wide shape, length, and thickness of this surfboard. This makes catching even the smallest of waves, even the ripples, a piece of cake.If you don't have the "Ultimate" longboard in your quiver yet, now is the time. This surfboard is perfect for any skill level and is not only the perfect surfboard to learn on but a great choice to grow old on. Don't forget this one!!