On the water, the board was very comfortable to ride. The narrow width made it feel like the larger size was the right-size board, just with extra tip and tail. It has a moderately soft flex throughout but is stiffer in the midsection, so it didn’t ride like a wet noodle. The flex tip is extremely soft, but because of the extra length in tip and tail, it didn’t negatively affect the way the board reacted on the water, and I was able to ollie onto even the highest rails with ease. The channels that run through the middle of the board stop before the tip and tail, so it gave traction while on the water, but it didn’t interfere on the rails at all. There is a gentle concave in the tip and tail that flexed to become flat when on a box-style feature, so it didn’t get in the way and hugged pipe rails nicely, adding extra stability. Although I am normally not a fan of any spine on a cable board, the Solo’s spine was so mellow that it didn’t negatively affect me, even on the pipe rails where it usually would. On the other hand, I also didn’t notice much benefit from the spine on the water or on landings off the kicker, and it landed only slightly better than a flat-bottomed board.