I'm getting up in 1 to 2 knots less wind than on my 59 Door. The weight of this board is noticeably less than my smaller 59 and is actually more comfortable on chop (it seems to have a bit more rocker than the 59). Speed on flat water is really fast and the responsiveness of the carbon for pops is also better than the standard Door. You do have to be careful putting it together (not over-tightening screws) and using the shorter screws for the outside of pads! But overall, love the board!