Hey man!I'll chime in here - good that you found @jory (Hey dude!) He's been a great guy for me to talk to about all things Outlier. I'm a lot bigger than you guys (6'0 215lbs) and had the 7'6" for the winter. After getting comfortable with it, I was able to more or less able catch and ride anything that wasn't closed out between waist - shoulder high. Found it pretty versatile, all "detuned" hull things considered. Not the easiest board for me to figure out - but I think for someone my size the 7'6" demands a bit more precision and skill. Still haven't fully found the rail on it just yet - but found it much more intuitive to ride with a stiffer, straighter fin.
I decided to sell it and get the 8'0" (which should be here any day now) because I got the feeling I was missing a lot of great rides - wanting that extra little bit of float to get into more of the fat, slopey waves this board loves at San O. Anyway - I'll be on the 8'0" soon enough and will give a ride report. Can't wait!!
Also - I mentioned this earlier - but I'd love to see your take on the Parallax at 9'1". Folks seem to absolutely love that board - and it has the same speed hull situation the Outlier does, but in a longer format, obviously. I was debating between keeping the 7'6" and getting the 9'1" Parallax. But decided to "sell" the 7'6" and get the 8'0". I put "sell" in quotes because I planned on selling it... but of course wound up trading it for a brand new 7'1" twin haha. I'm hopeless.
Awesome! Hell yeah - I live in Oceanside and surf Trails at least once a week. Gimme a shout when you're down here. Looking forward to it@skurp thanks for the ride report on the outlier. I'm going to be camping out at San O in mid June and will have a 9'6 parallax if you want to give it a go. I'm picking it up from fluidworks on the drive down. I'll have several other boards to ride and you are welcome to meet up and try it out. I also have a 8' outlier that I'll be picking up and then deciding which boards to leave with family and which to bring back to Oregon