NW, I don't want to hijack this thread. I'll post board info in the review thread. But ya, with its width and me being a small guy, the board looks bigger than it is.
I joke about failing on the heel side paddle, but it is something I want to work on this year. I like to "paddle to the peak" when catching waves. I think having the option to confidently paddle on both sides into a wave would awesome. As of now, I'm way more confident on my toe side.