"According to Hansjürg Kessler, the most important component of the
boards' success is the KST shape ... with a totally revolutionary nose shape,
camber profile and taper to ensure fantastic edgehold as well as
incredibly efficient and smooth turn initiation and completion."
"Unlike other board designs, which can overpressure the tip and tail during
a turn (exhibited as a tendency for the nose to "dive" or "plow"
during turn initiation, and the tail to "hook" at the end of the turn) ..."
The funny thing is if you watch Seth Wescott's qualifying run and Nate Holland's final run there appears to be some hook and spin out. Unsure if it was the board, the amazingly crappy conditions ro a combination of the two but if there ever looked like a moment for a traditional camber Jamie Lynn Phoenix, Burton Custom X ... that would have been it. A word to Kessler $1400 is a steep price tag to stay in the shred stick arms race every 4 years.