yeah its a fair point captainH. In my opinion, it depends how you ride the boards in respect to length, volume etc and what you prefer. I think the Hellfire does make riding bigger waves easier for lots of people because of the added volume/width while still maintaining a respectable performance level. Obviously, that is unlikely to apply to everyone, but I more want people to realize that because the Hellrazor is a more refined, higher performance board, doesn't necessarily mean its going to work better for people in bigger surf.
I think you have to be a better surfer in order to make the Hellrazor work which limits how many people the board will be appropriate for.
Cheers. Just more thinking points.