Therein lies the power and appeal of boards with bigger surface areas. For bigger guys like the White twins, who grew up on boards like the 137 O'Brien Evil Twin, 125 Liquid Force Squirt, and a 140 Hyperlite Belmont, the 155 Nomad is the perfect board for how they ride now. The larger surface area makes it easier to plane, which reduces arm fatigue from holding the rope. That same larger surface area can also help increase pop off the wake and decrease the impact of landings. Those landings are further dampened by the board's flex, thanks to Slingshot's design and core layups. Plus, with the addition of an impact base and sidewalls, the Nomad can more than hold its own in a wake park.