The Converse has more curve in the hip to keep a loose and lively feel. It has a straighter outline in the nose.
The width on 5'11 is comparable to the 5'8 Compact in the mid-point, but has a slightly wider tail. The wider tail keeps drive and maneuverability at lower speeds.
The Converse has a straighter back section, which keeps some drive through turns, especially when combined with the higher rocker. The wide point on Converse is further back to keep the board loose and responsive.
2017 Converse - 5'11 "x 18.25" x 2 "22L