RE: 101 or 111
" is it true that 101 is too low in the water while 111 is freer ?"
I have had a lot of wind since I bought my 115, so I have not had a chance to use it much, but I have used my 105 plenty, and I can testify that it does sit too low in the water. Everything else (apart from jibing) about this board is fantastic!
A 111 should be used in less wind than a 101, so there should be naturally fewer instances of the nose catching in swell or steep chop.
Wind is getting lighter, so I might be able to give you a comparision within a couple of weeks, depending on actual wind conditions.
Best of luck with your choice,