I've been foiling for about 8 months and have 3 different foils Manta, MHL and Fone
All good foil boards but I was having a hard time doing touch down jibes and air toe side turns until a friend had me try his board and foil he built himself. The board made all the difference very wide and buoyant. So I looked around and read reviews on boards and found Camet http://www.cametkiteboarding.com/ in CA so I but my MHL foil on the camet board and it was great making touch down jibes and my air toe side turns and turning back on the foil I even had a few sessions I kept my hair dry or what's left of it. For my toe side I take my back foot out of the strap and place my back foot over on the side I'm turning to.
So for me a wide floaty board made a big deference I even been over on the ocean side at South Padre Island.