The Converter from Slingshot is designed as a dual purpose deck that can be used with your foil or as a regular surfboard. Learning with a Converter board versus a dedicated foil deck has some trade-offs in that you don’t have as much float or width in the foot work areas. Once you’re dialled though, the system works great and the Converter provides a familiar feel underfoot and even dampens some reaction to the foil with the domed deck versus flat or concave. The Converter offers ideal performance as a regular surface riding board for crushing it in the waves or for freeride cruising. If you want to keep your board quiver to a minimum and have a reliable foil set up, the Converter is a great choice.