i like the manueverability of the 8". like i said not a big dude, and i have tried big fins, i feel like they hold me back with turns, maybe i am not heavy enough to really make them work right. i can still walk towards the nose with plenty of hold with the 8". i got the clear, but its frosted so it almost like a light olive green.. looks sick on my "coke bottle green" resin tinted log. with the fun waves we had sun and mon in mo co NJ, this fin was everything i hope for and more. keep an eye on ebay i saw a guy in cali selling a 10" 4-A starting bid at $25, he said it was too big for him. i think i saw the auction end at $40.