I find these to be very effective ,
once your hands and fingers get numb (2-5 minutes depending on what month it is )
they really help you keep your wave count up.
The only drawback , post session i cant unlock my car until my fingers thaw out
i think your asking about boards to ride in high tide > - east coast
my 2 cents:
from my experience in NJ and NY on a bigger swell and in general the waves get soft fat and rollie - i find that wider tail thicker boards are easier to get into those kind of waves (fish)
Eggs are usually...
would love to just to check one of these things out - Rona got me down - im immunosuppressed so the ocean is my only goto for now -
past 6 months have been ocean- then home - literally no where else (maybe supermarket late night a handfull of times)