I've been riding my latest build in clean 1-4' NJ summer waves, the 7'1 shown below in white. I put the wide point at center hoping it turns well, and it does. I foiled it out for thin rails, nose and tail, and it floats my 5'9" 155 pounds just right. But I'd like to make some changes for my next iteration: (1) I want to turn it faster, but it feels too long for that (2) it paddles slow because I made the rocker too high. Options A-D below are the result of my work this week. My first plan of attack was to go shorter, a bit wider, but with low rocker, and add foam to tail and nose so I don't lose volume. I found that as I moved lines around, added volume in nose moves the wide point forward. If I went with one of these it'd paddle better but have to move front foot forward to deal with the extra float up front. Another idea was to add volume in tail and elongate the wide point so it spans center, aft, and foward of center. I was afraid these desings were too wide, so I made the last one today, bringing width in an inch, moving wide point back behind center, thinning the nose out. I like the looks of this, but figure it has the least amount of foam overall. I suppose I could fix that by increasing overall thickness a bit and drawing it out so the rails, especially up front are full. Either way, if I go with a wide option I plan to run the bottom with a bit of belly to get it to roll over easier. If I go with the last option that has less volume and thin nose, probably run the bottom flat and vee under rear foot, then flat out the back. I know other variables will come into play as I move forward but I thought I should run these ideas by you first. Thanks for reading.