the Glider is not intended to stick to the wave, like the nose rider would. The glider uses all the rail and will give you this smooth fast and effortless feeling of "gliding" along the waves. Using the smooth edge to flow. Not for choppy conditions. Size does matter! just ride the section like a Pelican when they glide with the Coolest feeling. Gliders are back and for a reason. It's fun and it's different. And you catch so many waves and ride so far. Now beware they're not for beginners. You need to appreciate their potential and master them. it's a lot of board and not as easy to maneuver as your standard nose ride. But they are worth it!