A fun, surfy, versatile floater, the Deathwish is far from one. It has a unique profile the brand calls Dirty Mustache Rocker: three distinct pockets of camber, four contact points, and rockered ends. In theory, weight is concentrated on the four points, providing better edge grip than you’d get from even pressure distribution. Does it work? Yes. While its arcs weren’t elliptical, the ski never washed out.