For bigger hollower surf the K2.1's work well. For average surf I like the GMB's. Took the board to Fiji and found that for average Cloudbreak AM2's were the call.
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I just picked up a Tomo 5'8" and took it out at Lanis this morning. Used Tokoro Futures in a thruster setup. I'm 5'9" 165lbs. Varied conditions with 2-3ft (hawn) waves. If you watch the videos of Stu Kennedy pay close attention to the quick boost of speed he gets during direction changes. Most noticible is the first turn after dropping in. I did catch the nose a few times on late air-drops however was able to adjust. I think the best advice is what Tomo told Kennedy...don't force the board...let it do what it does. I found that foot placement works like it does on a regular shortboard. Front foot generally stayed planted and the back foot moves quite a bit. Keep in mind that the fin cluster is closer together than most other boards so the range of movement isn't as far as with a traditional thruster.
There were several rides where I was a bit out of position with the wedge and double up sections (those of you that have surfed Lanis know those well ;) ) however on the Tomo I found that with the acceleration you get out of the first turn I was making the sections cleanly as opposed to groveling around the whitewater. I will say that coming around the whitewater out in the flats the board did bog. Maybe a technique thing I'm not sure. When the board is in the lip it behaved like a skateboard. A stable skateboard. I think this is what Tomo refers to in the nose design and "swing-point".
The only negative so far is paddling. I messed around with positioning and didn't quite find a good spot yet. My 5'8" SpitFire paddles much better.
Will post more after tomorrows surf. Overall I enjoyed the session more than I think I would have had I been riding say my 5'8" SpitFire or my daily driver 6'1" Lost F1.