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    fish size?

    i'm looking to buy a fish and wanted to know if anyone had any good advice for what size. I am 5'6" and about 170 lbs. have been surfing 20 yrs. i know you are supposed to ride them shorter but not sure what size to get.

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    We are basically the same size but it really depends on what type of fish you are getting. Is it a retro twin fin, a swallow tail, round nose fish? Assuming you are getting a round nose fish i would suggest a 5'10"-6'0" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/4 - 2 1/2. I had a fish before but it was too long and didn't perform like it was supposed to. If you go smaller than this you will loose paddling speed, etc. This is my advice.

    I am sure pepople are going to chime in and say..."get a 5'6". I'm almost 6 foot and I ride a 6' fish, etc."

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    well i am 6'3 and 200lbs. right now i am riding a modern 6'4 fish and i believe its a bit small for me. so i am in the process of getting a 6'3 fishcuit. more foam so it should paddle better.

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    i'm 6 and ride a 5 10. most fish should be at your height or a little under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    i'm 6 and ride a 5 10. most fish should be at your height or a little under.
    What he said...

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    Generally you want to go a couple inches under your height. I'm 6'0", 165 and ride a 5'10"x18 3/4" wide sharpeye. I could have gone a couple inches shorter, but wanted that extra bit of float for the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro View Post
    i'm looking to buy a fish and wanted to know if anyone had any good advice for what size. I am 5'6" and about 170 lbs. have been surfing 20 yrs. i know you are supposed to ride them shorter but not sure what size to get.
    I'm about your size and have also been surfing 20 years. Tried a 6'0" (felt too big). Been riding a 5'10" and it feels fine but could easily have gone 5'8"

    My advice - go at least 20" wide with wide point forward and flat rocker for a true fish experience (i.e. blinding speed)