I needed a kicktail. I am a pool skater, so I wanted something that felt a bit more like my pool decks. You can see I typically ride longer pool boards : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RV5RuQmD3c . Maybe I will wise up and get a traditional longboard so I am lower but for now I think I will really like this deck. I just need to figure out the best way to drill into it to mount my enclosures.