Update 6/20/11 from Kawika
2 sessions on the cosmic glyder so far and I am blown away at how fun it is. It paddles so well and catches waves effortlessly. The whole time I had a stupid grin on my face because I was having so much fun. The lip at the rear of the board works great for putting my rear foot against it to snap the board around. I thought it was going to be a glide and cruise board, which it is, but it can also be controlled and moved around like a thrown around like a performance shortboard.
It took a few waves to figure it out, but after that it was a wave catching magnet. This shape has opened up a whole different realm of surfing for me.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You.