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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    You catch waves or you skim out and onto the faces?
    paddle in. only works when waves have a lot of push

  2. #22
    Look at the Boneyard boards. They make a great retro fish. Mine will get me into anything and with the quad controller fins on it I can paddle into any size wave. Great boards, hand shaped and for a 5'10' you will pay around $500. A couple of shops on LBI sell them (Wave Hog and Brighton Beach) and Wavejammer in Lavallette. Wavejammer has some boards, with dimensions and pics, posted on their website.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by wontonwonton View Post

    6'3'' 7s superfish. Easiest board to ride. It can ride 1 ft waves or well overhead. Probably most forgiving board and mine is going on 5 years of shallow shorebreak.

    If you referring Super fish's by Global Surf; Their longer/higher deck Fish's receiving favorable comments like yourself from variety of riders and experience level.

    My favorite Shaper adding his "wings" on a 9' (super) Fish

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_l6WRX5dWY
    Last edited by goofy footer; Dec 28, 2010 at 10:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wontonwonton View Post
    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6'3'' 7s superfish. Easiest board to ride. It can ride 1 ft waves or well overhead. Probably most forgiving board and mine is going on 5 years of shallow shorebreak.

    GIT IT

    only if you want to forever be marked as a kook & a "summer only" surfer.


    i second the recommendation of brian wynn. he should be able to do you a board for significantly less than $600 if you stick to plain white & a sanded finish.

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    all this talk about retro fishes I am gonna put my whole allowance down on the balance of my Legend Retro Fish

  6. #26
    if u just beginning and want a cheap board get a caynon i had a 5 11 retro fish it was great and cheap used it up to +2 over head and all the way under paddles super fast and for a first board it is great. after this board then maybe get a custom or something a bit better

  7. #27
    Two of my friends love their Wynn fishes - they are a cross between retro and modern. Talk to B. Wynn about your experience and where you intend to ride the board and go from there. His prices seem very reasonable esp. for USA built board. And, you would be developing a relationship with a good shaper from your area (NJ).

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by exilenj View Post
    as much as i loved my retro fish/flat rockered.. i would not take it in head high surf since 90% of the time its throwing in sand... its hard to stick landings with them. fun as hell in the mellow stuff. what you want is a lost rnf... more refined twin ,2+1, quad whatever it may be. that board will handle a lot of different conditions. addiciting board i've had 2, ill prob have another shaped this winter..at 155lbs id go 5'6 19 1/8 or 191/4 by 2 1/4...thats all you need to know. have brian wynn shape you one in resin-x lokbox'd and you'll love it that much more. end of discussion pm me if you have any questions.
    I often read comments like the above from East Coast-based folks about retro fish being more suitable for mellow waves, not hollow, ass kicking waves. This always makes me wonder... because the retro fish, before they became retro, were making the chops in places like Big Rock in La Jolla -- not many people will call that a mellow wave especially at 6 to 8 feet.

  9. #29
    I understand where your coming from as I learned to skim before actually surfing. Not that I think a retro fish is a bad idea but the boards out there that feel like your skimboard are not the surfboards you want to learn on. Even a custom made board for you will be worthless if you aren't at the level to use it.

    Be wise with your decision nothing sucks more then buying a cool looking shorty and missing every wave.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    only if you want to forever be marked as a kook & a "summer only" surfer....
    nj- Skimmers (good ones) push the edge and take the hardest poundings. That doesnt sound like your typical kook to me (nor your typical retro rider). Dude should just get a hp shortboard, maybe in a fish tail...

    everyone else- 7s superfish isnt a retro fish, its a super fish.