The kicktail shape refers to an upward bend at the back of the deck. Kicktail decks are usually closer to a pintail shape, but the tail is rounder and features a kicktail. This board is ideal for cruising and carving and a great choice for someone who wants that surf-like style of skating. Having a kicktail longboard is best for making quick turns, doing tricks, and popping up and down curbs. Paradise kicktail decks are comprised of seven plies of Canadian maple, and are one of the easiest longboards to stabilize and control.