Are the tips on the coda supposed to help with float like ride claims on the Highlife? Also, does that idea actually work?
A bit of additional length in the tip (and tail) definately make a difference in riding up over pow. The extra length allow the designer to get a smoother transition (less stabbing) and a modestly higher total tip height. This can lead to a bit of extra spin weight so that is one reason for the indents at the tips...the other being grabs...and style