Phase Five stepped out of the box with the MVP designed by John Akerman. The MVP has a brand new design element not found in another board from P5, Rail Grab Channels. The advantages are clear. It allows the rider a spot to grab onto when executing airs. They kept the Matrix outline for the MVP but John desired to have a thicker core to have more float and forgiveness. The MVP is definitely it’s own animal and it keeps John pushing the limits of the sport.