Thanks for this interesting discussion. My weight is 80 kgs. Medium advanced oldskool wavesurfer. Surf in the Northsea (NL). I have a similar issue. I sail the PA 06 80 ltrs with 4.5 - 5.0. And a Kode 68 from 3.5 -4.5 But I would like to change my reach. I thought of 74 liters board and a 86 liters. Since the PA is really the board that gives me the feeling of total control at all times I hope to find that with an 86 board as well as the 74. The Kode 68 is too small for me. One more thing about my previous experiences: I do not like the Starboard EVO feeling at all.
What can you tell me about the 86 PA 2008 feeling vs Kode 86 or Quad 81 (or Quad 86). And likewise about the 74 liters. What should I buy? Change my Kode 68 for a Kode 74 or a Quad?