The plankton noserider is GREAT because:
1.The oilded wood finish is faster than any other surfboard surface. This is super important with top noseriding because the board can get into trim and classic style noseriding speed faster which means more time on the nose.
2.There is essentially no dead weight in the board. The wood is the shape and the structure so it is all go. With foam boards the shape is the foam and the glass is largely dead weight.
3.The hollow wood does bounce out of turns better and is more lively than foam.
4.The board will last a very long time and does not loose its regitity over they years.
5.They are very beautiful boards.