Yes, that seems about right! Not an easy board right off the bat, but I think we're all used to a certain way boards feel and respond, and it becomes interesting when you have to modify it all a bit. (People love ragging on Roy for the parallel stance thing, but that's how those boards need to be ridden it seems so that's how you do it- the big Simmons need to be turned from the back using the all the tail most definitely!) Simmons had no interest in laying a big bottom turn I guess, but the boards do get in easily and when you get the trim going have a wonderful effortless feel. Stoked it was fun ride for you, it was definitely a nice bit of work. Check this out- big waves, medium waves, way better surfers then me and they're all doing the same low centre of gravity rail grab turn!http://vimeo.com/15614315
Once you shrink the board down to mini- Sim size that turn becomes really fun though- very skateboard like and given a bit of room, a nice way to set up some great flowing down the line runs.