Again somebody that's looking for some personal feedback and advice on size and volume.
I'm 6'7 (2.00m) and 210lbs (95kg), pushing 40, and surf in Holland. I'm thinking about a baked potato, but I'm not really sure what size.
Holland is known for its gutless waves, mostly windchop. My surflevel is between beginner and intermediate.
I surf once every two weeks on a 6'8 fish (7S, 43lit), and only have some troubling taking off during winter (thick wetsuit, cap, gloves, shoes add weight).
The purpose of the BP should be: surf a shorter board with a more skate kind off feeling, increase wavecount and easier rail to rail transition.
I'm not looking for a board that holds in big overhead waves, since I probably only have 10 good days a year in Holland.
I'm thinking about 5'7 (39.9lit), 5'9 (43.6lit) or 5'11 (47.3lit).
What size do you think?
Do you really notice 4 liters more or less?
Will taking off on a shorter board with similar volume be more difficult?
What does to much volume do to the mobility (rail to rail). Is the difference between 5'9 (thick 2 3/4) and 5'11 (thick 2 7/8) only looking at rail to rail transition that big?
Thanks , XL