I prefer the Mini sims in anything under chest. Was out last weekend in RI(knee-waist), surronded by Longboards but still catching waves at the same time the LB's were. BTW i'm 220lb on a 6'
Where are you in Newengland?
I am in boston if your looking something custom. Thicker/fatter boards for the short period swells we get here and the extra weight of a 6/5 ..