had a 6'10 alternator and got some good rides stuck amazing late drops but missed a lot of waves because not enough paddle power and it still turned like a thruster (clunky). got a 6'6 spitfire and similar story. when I get waves it's super fun and love the way it paddles, rides and beats sections as a quad but still suffering from a low wave count because of the narrow paddle-in window and some waves here just don't allow you to get in early. considering the 7'0 hellfire so I can get in a little early and still stick the late drops when necessary. 8 liters more volume than my current spit but I have been able to throw around high performance longboards and crank turns with oversized sup's and am guessing it will be nice to have the extra buoyancy to offset the slower-paddling extra rocker. Anything less than chest to shoulder high and I'm probably not going to paddle out without a fatty fish or a longboard. Anything in the 8'+ range and I'll take out my 9'0 gun. Does this sound close to reasonable?