Nathan rode my blue 9-8 Nova Comp and liked it so much that he had to have one for himself. He asked for the same 3-tier deck lamination, but in smoke grey instead of blue. The stoked smile on Nathan’s face tells the whole story.The Nova Comp has a wider nose the the standard Nova, making it a great nose-rider, and with a little more nose kick, it works equally well in beach breaks or point breaks. I think its the best all-around longboard design, sharing similarities with the Takayama In-the-Pink and the old Stewart Colin McPhillips Model. Bottom contours are half-length shallow nose-concave to V in the tail. Dimensions are 9’8″ x 23″ x 3-1/8″ 81L 18lbs.