Just wondering...I''ve been considering buying a small, superwide/superfloaty retrofish someday, just so I have something to fool around on when the waves are too small/not powerful enough for my 7'2'' thin-custom funboard to catch easily. I really want to see if there was a way to take one out for a test drive first since I've never riden one and don't want to waste my money buying one if its not meant for me. I've tried out a few of my buddies longboards on a few occassions and really don't care for how they feel (although I like how easy they paddle). Any shops in OCMD or Deleware rent out retro-fishes?
Only other option would be to shmooze up to someone in the water I see riding a retrofish and talk them into swapping boards with me for a while.
Also, (sorry for my ignorance on the subject) just how small and mushy of a summer slop of a wave can your typical 2.5 inch thick/22 wide retrofish catch a wave on (considering I'm 5'9'' and 145 lbs)? Knee high? Ankle high bubbles? Thigh high minimum? Just wondering.