The Cruising blade is my smallest, lightest, and strongest blade design. Some customers see the elegance and efficiency of the concept and like the low swing weight- but also want just a tad more surface area- more of a medium sized blade instead of a small one. A customer of mine, Jack Findling, suggested I bump the Cruising blade design to a bigger size- so I made one 7.5″ wide and almost an inch longer- hoping it wouldn’t make the swing weight as high as a lot of larger blades. It turned out great- a bit more blade- but the swing weight is still delightful- optimal. It’s still not a large blade- but if aesthetics like swing weight matter to you- put this design on the list to consider! This is a good design for anything from creeking to play and lends itself best to those who prefer a higher stroke rate with the torque dialed in ‘just so’.