Always loved the way Wayne Lynch, Nat Young and Ted Spencer surfed in Evolution and the Hot Generation on these Mid length boards. Paul Gross really nailed an 8'4'' for me I still have , but after 17 years it's pretty beat. Hilburs and I made this a few years ago it's just tweeked on the rails, foil , and nose rocker. These really work in everything I surf, but I love this board in junk surf. It rolls on the rail like butter and cuts back so easy with that hip in the tail, fun stuff to look back, but improve ( IMO) on old designs.