Looking to buy a fish

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by gbvb87, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. gbvb87

    gbvb87 New Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    Looking to add a fish to my quiver and I was looking at the WRV stingray. Has anyone ever ridden one? Curious as to how it rides and handles mush.

    Also checking out a WRV drone and a 5'8" firewire quadfish.

    All feedback appreciated!
  2. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Oh, I thought you meant a bass or trout or something.......

  3. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    Hey man I got a 5'8" channel islands skinny fish if you are interested.
  4. HurleySurf39

    HurleySurf39 Active Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    ive got a 5'6 lost round nose fish for sale. basically brand new
  5. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    stingray looks interesting...as long as you get the right size (don't go too big - I hate boards much thicker than 2.5"). The drone isn't a fish, imo...it's got fish characteristics (low rocker/wider), but the pulled in nose and tail separate it. The Firewire quadfish is the fishiest out of the three you mentioned - if the price was right, that's what I would choose
  6. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Active Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    I have 2 for sale if you are interested, and can make a custom for you starting at $375
    let me know if interested.
    navy.retro.jpg wing.fish.jpg
  7. gbvb87

    gbvb87 New Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    Thanks, basically looking for something with paddle power that can handle mush.
    I'm 5'8" 160lb.

    Really liked the firewire I checked out except it had a ding that the guy had professionally repaired (I started researching them more and read a lot about firewires breaking).

    Feesh and HurleySurf39- thanks but im actually leaning more towards getting a new board.
  8. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    as much as firewire gets bashed on the site, I loved the quadfish... regret selling to this day and keep my eyes peeled for another in my size.
  9. gbvb87

    gbvb87 New Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    what size did you ride? whats your height/wt for comparison?
  10. gnurider7

    gnurider7 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  11. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    I'm 6-0, 180. Rode the 5-10 in the high performance foil (not retro foil)
  12. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    I suggest costco..they have some good fish.
  13. Roar

    Roar Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Those Shipwreck boards look sick man. I'd rather get a fish from a shaper like that rather than a mass produced company. decent prices too
  14. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    The best fish are on the east coast, specifically the northeast. If you have allergies to certain kinds, well you're out of luck. Props to PB&J and the others for jumping on the play on words. Non-inflammatory wit is great on here. The abrasive wit is also great on here but spurs on drama class at times.

    As always, more experienced posters may have greater accuracy with this response. I've had 2 fish, 1 HP with swallow tail, and 1 groveler that is fish-like with dims and volume but skewed to the HP end as well. The legitimate fish I have now is a CI Retro Fish that has a significant swallow tail, tons of volume and thickness, and twinfin lokbox. It's superb for wave-catching, faster than a sorority girl, and skatey to the point where long carves and down the line turns are ideal comparative to snaps and more explosive and quick maneuvers. It's a fine board for next to nothing mush and even better in mush of the knee-high type. It's key to realize that what you gain in floatation, planing, and board-produced speed is a trade off for maneuverability in tight spots.

    The shaper in this thread who will spin you up a stick for 375 sounds like a great option. Won't hurt to persuade friends or other wahines in the lineup to let you give theirs a go to see how you like it. Also important to realize there's a spectrum of fish types and dims just like all other boards. A "fish" does not necessarily specify a certain narrow scope of board.

    Above all else, keep in mind that you can't eat all types of fish raw. But when you can, it's so choice coming straight off the boat.
  15. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Active Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Thanks man, appreciate it
  16. cwink1995

    cwink1995 Member

    Jul 18, 2013
    how much you asking for the lost?
  17. cwink1995

    cwink1995 Member

    Jul 18, 2013
    how much you asking for it?