The Jelly Bean is my next evolution. After riding the Dharma 2.0 and the Dart I wanted to design a board that fit in between the two. With the Jelly Bean, I wanted to go as narrow as possible for rail to rail sensitivity but still maintain easy paddle and wave catching. I achieved this is by making a very flat deck to carry the thickness out to the rail which maximizes float. I was able to keep my signature thinned out rail for control and holding power. The wide point is forward, which maintains a long rail line similar to the Dharma 2.0 concept of having a shorter board with more control. My main objective was to have a narrower tail similar to the Dart yet have more surface area to generate instant speed. The Dart gave the ability to turn as hard as I wanted without having to burn speed, and to avoid sliding out at such high speeds. The Jelly Bean archives this same objective in smaller less powerful waves. If you want a board that handles small to over head waves and feel that the wider tails are holding back your turns, you will love this board! This is not to say that the Dharma 2.0 is less functional. It really comes down to how much effortless speed you want to achieve and tail control. The key to board selection is basing it off what are you used to riding or feel comfortable riding. If your coming of a regular Dharma you may want to stay safe with the Dharma 2.0. It's all about making the transition easy and fun rather than unrealistic.