I figured I'd revisit this thread 8-9 months on. I have taken the Byrne out a few times now, in some head high Cape Cod surf and most recently during the Irma swell for a second session when I wanted more float for an easier paddle. With a few sessions under my belt, I have to admit that I made a mistake on the Easy Rider. Yes, it floats awesome and paddles like a dream. I never thought I'd say this, but it might be just too much foam. It's in an uncomfortable spot where it's not enough foam to ride like a true funboard, but it's too much foam to ride like a shortboard. It doesn't seem to do anything well. I got weapons free from the wife to buy a new board. I took another look at the Flyer 2, and was set to pull the trigger, but then reconsidered. Setting it next to my "everyday" board, it definitely has a lot more volume. Probably a good thing going into winter, but long term, I'm just not sure it's the right call. Something keeps holding me back from buying. So....TL;DR, I think I'm going to just spend the money and pick up either a Quiver Killer or V3 Rocket. From everything I've read, I think the Quiver Killer is the right call for me. I did the ...Lost volume calculator, and at my weight and skill level my sweet spot appears to be 30-35L, so I'm going to split the difference and look at 33L. (5'4, 175lbs, average fitness and ability). It looks like the 6'0 in stock dimensions comes in right at 33L. I know this is heresy to y'all, but a 6'0 is an extremely short board for me. All told this will end up being close to $1000 out the door with deck pad, fins, and leashe, so I hope it's not a super-costly mistake. But just this once, I'm going to take a chance on one of these new fangled "modern" shapes.