i rode my new pod over the weekend (see pix below). it's the fastest board i've ever set foot on. and the quad setup turns like a dream. you can turn with tons of confidence, no fear, just push and voila you have already switched direction lickety split. the board is similar to a speeddialer, but without the double wing tail and (i think) a bit less rocker. i probably could have had the board made as a 5'10, but it's nearly perfect for me as it is, and it's really, really nice.