I would add Inde to the list in the code and omen category. Their first generation has some kinks but turns / breaches / rides turbulence/ glides as good as anything out there. I think they are in development for new stuff and if they can improve the pump it could be incredible.
For me it depends on level and conditions (ocean power).
You want low end power grunt to start that downwind reliably or are you efficient enough and have a well powered spot at home that can better prioritize high end performance (and you’re efficient enough to extract that juice?).
So… My choice would be a good set of CLOUD IX with the 700 - 1000 and 1780 for surf and Low end grunt with great carving abilities
And another set for downwinding with AFS new PURE series coming for high speed glide and control
It’s a more stable lift 120, with better glide for normal sized people. I weight 170 lbs and feel like I can stay up on it longer. The mast has a wider chord, but is also quite stiff. I haven’t made the mast ventilate yet. Mainly wing these days. Throw in a prone session when the conditions warrant.
I absolutely don’t need anything right now…lift gear is still serving me well, 120 is the daily driver, 90 when it gets a bit more solid. I’m just getting a bit curious for different feels and it’s hard to ignore that itch.
Code had been high on my list. Just not sure I’ll be that patient