Hi there, so I just rode the 81 Grip in the Gorge last week when I was there, felt great. So knowing the normally very windy conditions you have there, the additional rocker should really help with control, as early planing mostly not an issue at the Gorge - and the Grip as per above comments does not really suffer from any loss of light wind performance either. I think the softer rails further fwd will also help on flat water/chop to be more forgiving, especially in the stronger winds. Having the overall "trim" (wide point, straps, mast base, fin) also slightly further back should also be an advantage for bump and jump too, to give a more compact feel. Overall the boards, especially in the small sizes, just feel more direct and compact. Can't really think of anything where they were worse to be honest, but others might find something. Try to get a test on some Big Winds demo models maybe!