I only had the front straps fitted and felt that I didn't need the rear one. My rear foot was placed well back on the board.
It carves a good turn, but again, not as nicely as the Nugget. I missed a few gybe turns until I got used to the lower flotation. Keeping the board speed up with more power in the kite stops it bogging into the water during turns. Once I got the hang of that it provided a nice stable platform for stepping around during gybes.
The Double Agent surfed and carved the swells well too; more power in the kite helped there too.
Overall, its a fun board to use in the bay swell and chop without the foil, but I think it wouldn't be well suited for bigger surf.
Next step is to try it with the foil. I can't wait.