Originally Posted by shredsickgnar
neither of those boards will mange choppy water well. They are too thin and the flex makes chop worse. I'd say go with recoil. The 3 stage will likely have more pop, but will be slower on the water.
Slingshot boards actually handle choppy water better than most boards on the market. They're designed to be extremely dampening, and not to reverse flex. Each model has a specific flex pattern intended to provide the proper characteristics of a continuous rocker, 3-stage rocker, etc....which is also why they land so soft, and have such explosive pop off the wake.