Paddler Weight / Gallon ratio for playboating?
I was wondering. I know that more volume is better for loops, and less volume is best for cartwheels, but people do both in the same boat, so I'm thinking if you hit the right sweet spot in gallons/weight with a modern-design playboat it should hit that sweet spot that can do it all, right? Yes, I fully intend to demo boats, but not knowing any tricks, my demoing will at first be limited to rolling, bracing, ferrying, eddy-turns, and mediocore rodeo-rolls, and I can do all that with a boat that's too big or too small.
I weigh 145lbs, and I believe I am looking at boats that are from 47-55 gallons. I don't plan on packing lots of gear or anything when I use the boat, either. This'll mainly be my after-work play-park sessions.
I don't know if I can get a more exact gallon-range than 47-55 (or if I'm completely off), but maybe if someone has either figured out this equation, or someone who's experienced with my weight range might have some recommendations? Keep in mind, I don't know how to playboat. The closest I've been is surfing, and filling my boat with water and practicing the squirt/stall positions at the pool. I've received some good advice already, I think, but would like further input. Also, I've found that a company's official paddler-weight listing is hit-or-miss, but maybe there's at least 1 or 2 companies that are more accurate in this regard.