Redesigned for 2009, the Absolute Platinum uses the PT78 Core, which trims more than a pound off the deck by using lighter foam, two full sheets of carbon graphite, and fiberglass hollow rods throughout. This makes a stiffer, lighter deck that will react faster and pop harder than the regular Absolute. Absolute Platinum's top shape was changed to carry the stiffness of the board throughout the whole length. The center spine was deepened to dampen the landings, with the same quick rocker line. The Absolute Platinum is perfect for a more advanced rider. With the removable center fin, the board can adjust to fit any style, so this board is great for the well-rounded rider who wants to take big grabs to the flats with soft landings or work on their wake-to-wake spins.