Yes, I understand that the PWA guys just cannot afford to loose any time in the jibes.
I think that we recreational surfers - who also want to go fast of course - sometimes are reflecting ourselves too much to the PWA guys.
Like you, mcross19, I'm also convinced now that I don't need anything between US147 and IS107.
It took me a few years to figure it out, but next season I will definitely reduce my gear, i.e. replace the IS101 and IS122 by the newer IS107.
IS87 / IS101 / IS122 / US147