Finally got to take this Rick nose rider for a spin. Waves were a little bigger than expected but I played it safe and grabbed a couple smaller ones to get my feet wet, so to speak. Didn't want to hurt Matt's baby in what turned out to be more like head high beach break than mello 2' rollers. But..... after I passed up several of the larger sets there was one that had our name written all over it as it stood up on the outer sandbar. Shoulder high and just perfect. This slick Rick had no problem getting in and holding solid on a rather verical wall. Fast and fluid down the line and living up to the hype that I've heard so much of regarding this model. No ten toes over, not that kind of day. Eager for another session with this legend.