Spiney wrote:I am 23 and unfortunately I stopped growing up at least 6 years ago
Anyway, I will probably take a 5'10 then, and not 5'8. In fact I used to have a 5'10 fish and it felt alright for the size, I had to get rid of it because it was a beginner board and it was way too heavy, very stable but it wouldn't fly on the waves.
Brent, as you seem to be a fish lover, I have a question for you : how would you describe the feeling of a real retro shape fish (deep swallow tail, twin fin, etc.) compared to a modern fish ? As my shortboard already has common features with a modern fish, wouldn't it be smarter to get a truly different board ? What's more I feel attracted to those old lookin boards, they look fantastic and I think they would feel alright for the style I want to reach with a fish : smooth and fluid style with speed, but not too radical.
What do you think Master Fish ?
drowningbitbybit wrote:Soooooo.... the one's you missed were knee-high, but the one you were on was the mysterious, all on its own, shoulder high wave...? Hmmmm?
twerked wrote:though i hear fast, hollow tubes are where retro fish really shine because of the inherent quickness of the twin/quad fins and the deep swallow tail acts like a pintail to really hold the face.
drowningbitbybit wrote:twerked wrote:though i hear fast, hollow tubes are where retro fish really shine because of the inherent quickness of the twin/quad fins and the deep swallow tail acts like a pintail to really hold the face.
Um, are you joking?
If not, then someone was with you. Fast and hollow is about the worst place you can put a retro fish. They dont have the rocker for that kind of wave, and the twin (or quad) fins will not hold a steep face.
Retro fish (any kind of fish, in fact) go best on relatively fat, slow waves. Thats what they're for...
nick carroll wrote:By the way: those who think the Fish is a mush-board don't have a clear impression of the true Fish design. The guys I know who ride 'em best don't really even get into 'em until they're at a long, fast, juicy pointbreak, where the flat-rocker speed effect can be used to its maximum. The best high-performance mush-board is a stubby version of the conventional hi-per shortboard; in mush, you need curves
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