I've ridden handful of vintage. The pop out unrefined blob mid 60's i had wasn't much fun, but the late 60's refined pinched rail speed/transition shapes have been. That is my opinion, which is, of course, subjective. I don't get enough water time to ride something boring or unrefined, so I would never go back to an unrefined board, vintage or not. Ride what you like, like what you ride.