Given the coping and the sharpness of the turn.......this is the result. The client was s stickler on curving and following the exact shape of the pool as much as possible. If we cut it down we'd lose as much as 3" on our width. The coping is not blue stone either. It's much harder, like a quartzite. Take a tool to it and it chips/splinters and it flat out ugly. This does not allow us to do anything with the inner bull nose that we had manufactured...................otherwise, I agree. In another case, we would have used blue stone but this coping saved us a cost of over $600. Their budget is tight as they are paying for two patios and getting one. We actually went over budget a good amount but they still elected to have us do the work after meeting with eight (geeze) contractors. These folks have been through a bit with this patio. Once it's all said and done though, I don't really think it will be that noticeable.