Predictable and solid for the newbs in the crew, with no surprises for people who have more experience. It holds its speed with a smooth, continuous rocker line and unique tapered channels that are directly in line with its fins. This means locked-in carves and great tracking as you speed from the flats towards the wake. It's a capable board in the air, too, with low swing weight from thin construction and narrow tips. If you only have one more available slot in your quiver, the Hyperlite Franchise Wakeboard will fit nicely.