thanks guys. this helps. i think i'm leaning toward the spit because my local break is really unpredictable. it might look like 2-3' mush and then next thing you know you've got a jacked up 5' top to bottom section. i feel like i'd go dom if i knew it was going to always be mush but the spit will let me be ready for those changes and not having me running back to my truck to switch boards as often. it's settled 6'4" SPITFIRE to go with my 6'8" ALT. thanks everyone!