Thanks Brandon, see IMO, your qualifications are very helpful. No disrespect to Sean, but the majority of riders aren't at his caliber of riding. So he may come in saying...oh...I dunno: WALZERS are the best!
But while that may be true, the Coex might be a better choice for a particular individual. Someone who has the same riding experience, same boat or wave shape can then determine for themselves which board most closely fits their situation.
I would ONLY discount one comment Brandon. In my experience, dealers know little about what is out there. They, will of course, want to sell what they have. HP LF CWB have the distribution channels to get their products INTO the market place, but having a distribution channel does not equate with having a quality product.
Your opinion of the Phase 5 was also very helpful, in your opinion, based upon the stated variables, you found it didn't track well. I would bet most individuals in your circumstance would say the same thing.
I REALLY would encourage folks to state their opinions, but do so after qualifying your experience and environment. In that way, folks can match their situation to the opinion.