The Softlite 9’0 Chop Stick is a whole lot of beginner board. For the bigger beginner or a board for the whole family! The Chop Stick is made with all of the best materials, featuring double bamboo stringers, which makes the board nice & rigid which is great for performance & progression when learning. If your advanced, then surf this one like a long board & go toes on the nose. The Chop Stick is a great board made out of the best materials & perfect for whatever part of your surfing journey that your on.