Took my new (to me) 9'6 Bing Feral Pig for its maiden voyage yesterday. Never surfed a pig before. Malibu Surfrider, 3-4 ft waves, mid to low tide, slight texture, slight breeze, 2.5 hr session. These are my thoughts: 1. This board locks in the pocket so hard 2. It noserides super well. (see above) 3. It does not like my sweeping cutbacks and big fades It's almost difficult to break the board free while riding in the pocket. Maybe I'm used to super-fast boards that outrun sections but this board just gets locked in. Maybe I just needed to chill out a bit. My last 5 sessions were on a glider so there's that also. That lock made nose riding super easy. I got a bunch of 5's and a couple of 10's. Definitely need to be way back on the board to cutback. It didn't like my usual style of over exaggerated sweeping turns. A couple of waves felt like I was learning to surf all over again. It likes more of a subtle correction. Paddled great and likes to sit high in the wave. I definitely need some more time on the Feral Pig in order to decide if it has a permanent position in the quiver. I'd be interested in other peoples experiences with the actual ride of a pig. There's a lot out there on board design but not a bunch on the ride.