The Axe is our other main shortboard. Many team guys prefer the Axe over the Pic because of the straighter, more narrow outline. The Axe has a similar outline to the Pic it just has less "hips" and "ears". Hips and ears are the areas on the outline of the board where it begins to get narrower towards the tail and nose respectively. By smoothing those areas out, you create a much more sensitive and faster surfboard that loves to run down the line but is also less forgiving. We recommend this board for more advanced surfers looking to push their surfing abilities to the next level.