Even with its flexier characteristics, the CTP is stiffer where it needs to be, which is right in the belly for boat riding. Combine that with its three-stage rocker line and you’re looking at some solid hang time. The pop is easily the feature of that board. Of course, every board manufacturer is going to sell you on how much pop a board has, but the CTP isn’t built up around some marketing jargon, it’s just a board that really does have lots of pop. What helps provide some of the pop is the speed, which can be deceiving at first because the board is mellow when not on edge. Put it on edge though and the board takes off, thanks in part to O’Brien’s signature Delta base with the chevron pattern in the tip and tail. The pattern helps reduce drag, which increases speed and allows for a cleaner release off the wake.