Dont get me wrong, some rocker is good, but you really dont need as much as you would on a super hollow break like Pipeline. With one or two exceptions, I have never realy has a wave suck out from underneath me the way they can in Australia, for example (places like D'Bah). Waves here get big, but never all that steep (it is just that they look steeper as they get bigger). I'm kind of in the same boat as you. Since I ride a hybrid (ElF) already, I figure the HZ or HF would be the way to go. Your mileage may vary.