I'm still 2 weeks from picking mine up, but a report has come in on this shape. The full carbon on the right is 8'8 x 25, 86 L. It comes in at 9 lbs (9 lbs...wtf!). Mine is 8'10 x 26.5, 84 L @ 12.75 lbs.
Here's a report from the owner of the carbon:
"The light weight of this board makes it feel like there is hardly any swing weight and it just lets you surf it quicker with faster reaction. Iím not a noserider guy so I can appreciate this. Something interesting I've found is that more liters does not give me more stability. I rode another board same shape/brand that was 9' and about 8-10 more liters and I felt a little less stable than mine since mine settles more in the water. Paddling through the white water was a breeze and would punch right under or over without kicking back at me. Good amount of tail rocker really allows you to step back and crank the board around quickly. I could surf this thing aggressively and have all the confidence. The performance was unreal and completely shocked me. I can confidently say that I will ride this board easily as much as I ride my shorter SUPs."
I was curious if there was any downside to the full carbon being too stiff (maybe chatter?). Here's what he said:
"Downside to carbon, I don't know. I think I need more time on my boards to know better but for now, I don't see any. Obviously flex must be important but I just don't feel the difference. The 2nd day I was out it was not even semi-glassy. There was a little bit of chop but not much and it seemed just as smooth as any other board would, actually this board seemed smoother but I think that's due to the natural shape of this board."