The Xank is like your every day good friend Hank. He might not be the best looking friend you have, but the ladies still seem to love him for some reason. Just like Hank is your trusty wing man, Xank will always come thru for you in all conditions. The Xank has a little bit fuller nose and tail and is meant to be ridden in up to shoulder high waves. It is recommended to ride this board 1 inch wider than your normal short board and two to four inches shorter. The Xank has a pretty smooth outline with flowing single concave. The tail outline is still aggressive but it has a wider tail block to flow thru flat spots and a flatter deck/ fuller rail combination to keep the board on top of the water in mushy waves. All aspects of Xanadu's design really flow together well with this board.