Yes, and more importantly I surf with all the variations of the mainstream 'Malibu' derived type on a regular basis and have done for a long time. They can't compete most of the time, because of their obvious design deficiencies.
You have experience surfing both LB types?
Almost all mainstream longboards are derived from the Malibu type,although there are many variations they can stilll be lumped into the same category as far as their general deficiencies go.
Since when are there only 2 types.
I don't... except in the sense that I design, original surfboards.
Why do you make stuff up?
The point is that until the boards encounter superior craft then they are comparing their performance only with themselves.
Personally, I have never ridden a Malibu. I have been on a tri fin and a single fin classic style, both of which easily catch small to large waves. I don't need evidence, as there is a 40 year history of east coast surfing that shows the designs are proven to work. Will Allison has been shaping for 34+ years. I think he would be considered experienced.
I'm in the position where I can compare, you are not.