Inspired by the industry leading technology of the O’Brien SoZo, the Ion is constructed using the same “sandwich” technology for light weight, a nearly perfect flex pattern, and spectacular control. The Ion was specifically designed to work equally well behind the boat AND on cable, with a bit more flex than the SoZo to absorb impacts and make turns nearly automatic. The continuous rocker line gives great control on obstacles, sliders and kickers. The Ion is very, fast yet supremely maneuverable, and landings are incredibly forgiving due to the clean shape, continuous rocker, and softer flex pattern. The Ion is unquestionably a top performer in kneeboarding.