I originally purchased a stock 6’ 10” (53.95L). Loved it, but the volume ended up being nearly identical to the Custom Brog 7’ winged swallowtail I took delivery of shortly after buying the Hypto. My home break is Sunset Point, which is really a longboard wave (slow and mushy), so I decided to sell the 6’ 10” and replace it with a 7’ Hypto with a little more volume. I am fairly close to the Haydenshapes store in El Segundo, and they had a custom 7’ Grey Futureflex for sale that had slightly more volume than stock dims (59.46L). It’s perfect for me, and offers a completely different riding experience than the Brog Swallowtail (PU; 53L). I have two torn rotator cuffs which has reduced my paddle power, but the Hypto is simply an amazing paddler and helps me compete with the young guys and the long boarders. I can catch the smallest of beach break waves (1-2’ in Santa Monica) as well as head high beasts at Zuma. It has helped me improve my pop up speed, honed my awareness of trim and wave entry, and I’m now carving turns and clearing sections. If you want to transition away from a longboard and into a midsize/big guy shortboard, this is your stick!