I love my board. My regular break runs along a rock ledge and varies from being small and fat to fast and sucky. My standard board would only go well when its good and the right wave, put that with being time poor I didn't get to surf much. Started teaching my daughter on a soft top so starting having a go on it and after a while was able to surf it and have some fun on it. So my thoughts went from getting a Mal for the small days to getting a fish. What a mind field. Ended up in a surf shop looking at boards and the guy in the shop steered me to the Loot and to or one of Slaters boards. I just loved the look of the Loot though. Now deciding on size was really hard with all the info. Was recommended to go with the 5'10" just to get more waves and because I wasn't surfing all the time. But the charts said 5'8" In the end I walked around the shop with both boards under my arm and the 5"8" felt right. I remember watching the short video of the loot with Jake Kelly and someone commenting that he was barely keeping control. Fast and furious surfing. Now I know why, the board flies. From my first wave it put a smile on my face. Im only surfing small waves but from the first turn it just took off and Im looking down the line thinking I can do what ever I want with this speed and its just a crappy little wave which I could only just surf on my standard board. Hence on a half decent wave you get so much speed you have to be ready to go from one move to another. My board brings a smile to my face whenever I think about it. I love it and hang out to go for a surf. Out of the water again with sciatic. Am hanging out. Memories of how fun it will be getting back when im better. Not being able to surf makes the surf sooooo much better when you finally can. Every one who surfs is so lucky, doesn't matter what they surf on or how good they are.