um.... I'm not sure, i ride so many different boards from 5'2 sims up to 9'6 heavy logs but this is my only board between 6 and 9 feet so it's difficult to judge.
There's definately a little less nose showing when im paddling in what seems to be the sweet spot than i would have expected for the length. I definately noticed that it didnt paddle as fast or get into waves as early as i expected it to when i first got it.I think i can get in earlier on my 5'2 simmons
Like i said despite being 6'10, they are pretty foiled out and theres more rocker hidden in there than you might think. I guess its not really designed to be a small wave speed generator, more of a smooth big face arc drawing board.
Although this is a tyler, its virtually the same board.......https://vimeo.com/117554484
i think thats the kind of surfing its going to excel at