I am hoping there are people who can shed some light on the performance differences between a Hellfire and a Hellrazor.
Currently I have been riding a 5'6 Hellfire since September. My skills keep progressing and I have been working way down in size and volume. I think I am near the ideal volume for my weight & height, skills will continue to improve and I want my surfing to progress.
My Hellfire floats me well and I can get into waves good. Shortcomings are paddle strength (due to not getting out enough in the Winter and wave judgement). Surf SoCal in mainly knee to head high waves.
I am intrigued with the Hellrazor and have ridden a 5'9 but it felt too long and maybe a bit much volume.
At times my Hellfire feels a little thick in the rails and possibly the tail.
I also tried a 5'8 MB (thin) and it floated me fine, paddle pretty easily but not as easy to catch waves as my HF.
As I have read the HF has a more noticeable double concave whereas the HZ doesn't. What effect will this have on how the board paddles, rides, etc?
Also sounds like the tail is thinner on the HZ...how does this translate in performance?
If I bought a HZ it would be a 5'7 which is 1/8" thinner and has 1.8L less volume than my HF.
When I put the 5'7 HZ under my arm it feels so good but I am struggling with pulling the trigger on another $650 board.
Any help and feedback is appreciated.