Prolly been talked about a hundred times before, but I want a fresh take on it. I’m no giant but at 5’11” and 215-220lbs I’m a lot of meat to spread out on a boart and I a few major factors come to play for me: float and speed. I tend to surf front foot heavy and wide stance and fairly low on the boards, and on my LBs it’s not as much of an issue with speed because they are so forgiving of bad technique, but with the step ups I’m noticing I’ve got to come up with gimmicks to keep speed along the rail. Pumping and stepping around on the board, etc. The step ups are both quads and I’m thinking I have too much fin and that coupled with my weight are killing my down the line speed. One other part of it is I’m top heavy so I have a really small range of give before I’m too high and the boards start to carve on their own.