The Soulmate 98 is a women's version of the men's Prophet 98, identical in construction but with a lighter, softer-flexing core that blends fir and aspen, and with a women's graphic. The Soulmate 98 is a Line Capwall construction, featuring low sidewalls, for solid edge feel, combined with a cap structure on top, for forgiving flex and performance. It has metal reinforcement for high-speed vibration absorption. (Not full sheets; rather, the metal laminates are shaped to provide strength and dampening where it's needed most, without adding the weight of full sheets.) It's fully cambered underfoot for traditional edge grip and rebound, with just a touch of floaty tip rocker. It's designed for traditional rearward mounting and is only sold flat (no binding).