Just curious if any of the HZ owners have ridden a SR? I know you have Chris? How do you think they compare on the smaller wave range? Sub wins? I kind of fancy something in the 510 range with similar performance to the SR but a slightly longer rail line that grovels fairly well. Think too good for the Potato but not quite full shortboard waves. The SR is probably the ticket, but I'm kind of in that place you were (Chris) where I'm starting to prefer a little more rail again.
I think the 510 SR would fit the bill, but in the 2.31" rather than 2.38". The stock 510 is too much foam for me.
I'm thinking the HZ is probably too skinny in the nose and tail for 2fters. A 510 with a wider nose and tail would be the ticket I reckon, is the HZ likely to be on the CBD soon? I considered a 510 HF too, but from the sounds of it they aren't the best for smaller waves. I'm thinking chesthigh-ish with some shape, but not necessarily punchy, I'm trying to stay as close to a shortboard shape as possible.
The other thing I considered was a Alternator at 510 x 19 x 2.31 with a 12.63" nose and 15" tail (at 12"). I think that'd make a good small wave shortboard.
Just bouncing some ideas around. I really love my SR, but it'd like a touch more length... If I could get the same board but 2" longer....