Shield is a highly innovated shape. This model was developed and created as a skatey alternative board that works well in 2 to 6 foot surf as well as behind a boat. With its curvier outline and symmetrical shape along with a double concave and a 5 channeled bottom, the Shield feels as if it levitates on the water. Once on rail this model has great rail sensitivity and hold. Avasin Shield should be ridden as short as possible while maintaining user friendly volumes.