Redesigned for 2009, the Marius 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. The Transcend Platinum still boasts the industry-first fin extension, but with a whole slew of added perks. The board is now a quarter-inch wider for better speed and more pop. With the VEE through-tail CWB extended the center spine all the way through the tip/tail. This creates a softer landing board with a smoother roll edge to edge. CWB re-shaped the molded fins to extend the length with a cleaner profile for reduced drag and create more traction. The additional center channel allows for more traction and even softer landings for 2009.