Originally inspired by the surf movements, pintails are classic designs for pumping and cruising. The position of the rider on the board is more to the nose, allowing agility and fluidity of the movement.
The symmetrical family originated from the snowboard. The position of the skater is more on the center of the board. They are very universa, in the sense that they are good for carving on gentle hills, sliding, freeriding and pumping. Symmetric boards demand more energy in motion, but they give back a lot of speed.
The concept of Long Distance Pumping is to travel long distances over the asphalt without pushing off the ground. These boards are in a way similar to Pintails, yet more technical to ride. They are more rigid and require preciser movements.