I have a 263 and the nose is pretty high, never a problem with sticking it into a wave. I don't know the volume for sure, but I would guess around 80-85L. The 269 is under
100. Smooth as silk in choppy water.
I don't use the board much since where I sail the wind is highly variable and I sink big time when I hit a hole or a shadow. I only think about using it when the the wind is 25+ knots, which isn't often. I weigh 79kg.
Formula 160; iSonic 111; HiFly Move 105; Tiga 263; '85 Mistral Superlight.
Maui Sails TR 11.0; 9.2; 8.4; 7.6; 6.6; Maui Sails Switch 6.0; 5.2; Maui Sails Global 4.5; 4.0.