From the pics the frye egg has a straighter rail line than the howard? The howard is fairly curvy and in my minds eye looks closer to the yellow magic posted earlier but like I said, the bottom contour feels quite cruisey with the vee. The tail is still fairly wide at nearly 16 on mine.
The magic template is generally more pulled in? Presumably generates speed better pumping? Are turns gonna be more drawn out? More set a line and go?
You are spot on. The Frye Egg has a lot of volume. Both in width & thickness over the Tak. You could always alter dimensions on a custom but then i guess it's more of a"1 off" than that actual template. The Magic has a tight turning radius but is not the pump & squirt type of board. I believe it's more about smooth flowing type of surfing. Connecting sections by generating speed & covering lots of ground. But I 100% believe everyone is going to surf a board a little differently, whatever makes sense & feels right for you.