It's a cross between a pivot nose riding fin and a conventional carving fin. Large single fins are designed to do either or. This fin does both. It's a pivot fin with curves or rake, allowing you to carve. It has just the right amount of base so it will drive and not track and has a blunt tip so it will allow your board to break freely from rail to rail. As far as nose riding, this fin will set your board in the curl and be so stable you can hang through sections!