thanks primo for the solid recomendation - i ending up passing up on the 5'8. i was worried about it performing in the small stuff. im going to hold out for a board that im sure about. ill definitely take a look at the Disco.
Thank you everybody for the help, and for bearing with my repetitive questions. I did a ton of research, and then went in to my local shop and held both boards... I ended up walking away with a 5'6, chop tail, neck beard! It was better suited for the surf conditions I get here. Anyway, I got it in the water a few times this weekend... and I absolutely love it!!!! I was caching plenty of waves and they were just little, mushy 2 footers. I can only imagine how well this board will ride in clean chest high swell! I didn't think that I would walk away with the chop tail version, but I actually really like it! I know it looks weird, but give it a chance, and I guarantee that you will love it! It is a great all around board, and it rides like a skateboard, yet responds like a short board. I can't get enough of it; despite the terrible surf this weekend, I never came out of the water just cause I loved riding that board so much. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking at a small wave board that is versatile. I kept my 6'1 flyer for the bigger days; now if I through a 9 ft long board into the mix, I'll be able to ride almost anything! This is definitely my "go to board" now!
Thanks again every one, I really really appreciate the help, even though my questions were annoying haha.