I was originally going to call the Blender The E.D.L, The Every Day Longboard. It was designed for those that choose to longboard year round and in all conditions. It is a blend of performance longboard and a full on nose rider. It can be surfed from the tail, has a reasonable mid trim platform and a generous spoon in the nose. The spoon serves a dual purpose- a place to perch up on for nose ride sections and takes some swing weight out of front end. Less swing weight means quicker direction and trim changes.