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    Width-duck diving

    I bravely took the longboard out on the sunday 8 footers. Needless to say Im now going to order something smaller. Im all about a retro fish but I think the width would be bad for getting under the waves. At the same time Ive got to have something thatll give me a good paddle. Im 5' 7" 130 pounds.

    You guys think a summer fish is a better call? I'm thinking about a glass 6' x 18 3/4" x 2 1/4"

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    I am in the same perdicament...im about 385sh lbs and ride a board that is wide and also 4 1/2- 5 1/2 inches thick...for me when i need to get under the wave...and its over chest high, its all about bailing the board and diving under.

    so my situation is a little different but i understand where you are coming from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beef View Post
    I am in the same perdicament...im about 385sh lbs and ride a board that is wide and also 4 1/2- 5 1/2 inches thick...for me when i need to get under the wave...and its over chest high, its all about bailing the board and diving under.

    so my situation is a little different but i understand where you are coming from.
    hahaha how can you even surf, especially waves under chest high, if you weigh 385, you would just sink you fatty!

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    are you EATING cheeseburgers while your in the lineup?!?!?

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    fat floats better than muscle

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    Bro!?!?! go with a summer fish mand. It wont let you down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricbanana69 View Post
    I bravely took the longboard out on the sunday 8 footers. Needless to say Im now going to order something smaller. Im all about a retro fish but I think the width would be bad for getting under the waves. At the same time Ive got to have something thatll give me a good paddle. Im 5' 7" 130 pounds.

    You guys think a summer fish is a better call? I'm thinking about a glass 6' x 18 3/4" x 2 1/4"
    5' 7" 130 pounds is quite small and light. A fish style board is usually riden 2-4 inches shorter than your typcal short board, but since you don't have one of those, I would recommend a fish with the following dimensions:

    5'-5" x 18" x 2.25". For comparison, I am 5' 10" & 190 lbs and I ride a 5'-9" x 18.5" x 2.5" with big 'ol boxey rails.


    You can always go to reputable surf shop and have the board dude dial you into one.

    Good Luck, but remember once you go fish, you never go back!
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    Harley-Davidson XLCR
    Last edited by SkySurfnSnow; Jan 24, 2011 at 11:56 AM.

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    i am 5 11 and about 145...i have a 5' 6 retro fish and can get under very easily

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    I'm 6'1" 205# and ride a 5'11 retro fish that is pretty darn fat and wide. I have no problem sinking it and duck diving is no problem. I am however kinda big across the chest and arms so I have a lot of force up top to do it. Duck diving is more timing and method then it is shear strength so you should be able to dive any board within reason as long as it is sized appropriately. I love my fish by the way and have a hard time putting it down even when the conditions call for something else. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beef View Post
    I am in the same perdicament...im about 385sh lbs and ride a board that is wide and also 4 1/2- 5 1/2 inches thick...for me when i need to get under the wave...and its over chest high, its all about bailing the board and diving under.

    so my situation is a little different but i understand where you are coming from.
    What's you height? I hope your like 8 FT.....I have seen some pretty big dudes throwing some water around before tho.
    Last edited by Aguaholic; Sep 24, 2008 at 01:51 AM.