I have narrowed my choices down to either the Wave Sport Project 52 or the Jackson All Star. That is because I have tried everything except the Jackson and the Project 52 is my fav so far.
I am 5-9, 165lbs and a decent paddler, been at it for about 16 years with some time off while my kids got old enough to paddle.
I want a boat that will effectively 360, cartwheel, etc. etc., but I also want to front surf slow waves and be able to carve without blowing out of the wave. I am looking for a boat that will keep me playing when river levels are low. I have a bunch of boats for the various opportunities when the water is up.
I found the Project 52 awesome in steep holes, but man is it a slow pig and does not react very quickly to hip movement.
The nearest Jackson dealer is about 120 miles away. All the locals are flocking to the Jackson boats, but I think they are doing the lemming thing.