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Old    Scott Owens (waketwowake)      Join Date: May 2006       06-05-2007, 4:15 PM Reply   
Does the Fish really ride 10cm shorter? How's the ride compared to other boards?
Old    liquid ryder (pilot_ryder)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-05-2007, 4:20 PM Reply   
i have a 129 fish and i "use to" ride a 140 state, i love this board, easy to control tons of fun for screwing around on and amazing manuverability and pop, best pop ive ever had. The only drawback is the edging isnt the greatest but if you already can set your edge properly its an awesome board highly recommend
Old    Scott Owens (waketwowake)      Join Date: May 2006       06-05-2007, 4:25 PM Reply   
Thanks for the info. I've been on a 137 Byerly for the last season or so and am ready for a change. I'm 6' ~ 180, what size Fish would you recommend?
Old    WakesetterLSV (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-05-2007, 4:29 PM Reply   
125 or 129. If your skeptical about going small you may want to try the 129.
Old    P. Van Every (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-05-2007, 4:37 PM Reply   
the "wizard" on this sight is awsome for getting the size board you need.
Old    P. Van Every (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-05-2007, 4:37 PM Reply   
here is the link

http://www.wakeworld.com/Wizard/Boards.asp
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       06-05-2007, 4:54 PM Reply   
I am 5'11 and 165lbs, I been on the 133 for the past 3 seasons, it does not seem to big at all. I would not recomend the 29 for someone your size. Great pop, fast enough, and it lands very soft.

I think the "10cm" thing is a bit of a stretch.
Old    Scott Owens (waketwowake)      Join Date: May 2006       06-05-2007, 5:07 PM Reply   
I was kind of thinking the 10cm was a bit much myself. Thanks for the responses!
Old    Brian Redmon (djred123)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-06-2007, 11:32 AM Reply   
I think it is more like 5cm shorter IMO. I am 5'10 210lbs and ride the 137 Fish. It is a great board. I ride my buddies Legacy 56 and it is about the same width. Get a Fish you will love it.
Old    Ron (dcranium)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-06-2007, 1:34 PM Reply   
I don't know Ryan. I'm 5'9 165 and ride a 129 Fish. I also ride a 138 double up. (so technically I guess it's only a 9 cm difference.) the 129 is supposed to be good up to 200 lbs.

Yeah, riding this past weekend, surface tricks are pretty easy even with fins on (surface 360s).

(Message edited by dcranium on June 06, 2007)
Old    eric (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       06-06-2007, 1:52 PM Reply   
I wonder how many people are still self-sizing their board lengths because "that's what I've always done"? I mean...it seems like all these boards have gotten wider and wider each year, but everyone is "afraid"...or maybe skeptical...of riding a shorter board. I'm 6'1" 185lbs and used to ride an '05 ERA 140, which most people would say is a good "fit". I just bought the '07 Watson 134....and before you go to flaming....I've heard it all before and catch a lot of heat from my own crew. Bottom line is...I love it...and I'm riding better than I ever have (which is nothing to brag about but it makes it more fun for me)...anyway...I think the technology of the boards have changed so I wouldn't be afraid to try the Fish in a 129...you might hate it...but you never know...
Old    Tommy Johnson (ziggen)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-06-2007, 1:59 PM Reply   
I'm 5'11" 200lbs and ride a 133, feels great and doesn't feel too short at all. Now my 143 Team feels too big and i'll probably be getting rid of it soon.
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       06-06-2007, 2:10 PM Reply   
Ron,
Scott Owens being 6ft tall prob has longer legs then someone at 5'9. Have you noticed how close to the nose the binders are when they are all the way out? Might not be a big diff for you at 5'9 but scott at 6' will def notice or he will have a very hard time if he wants to ride full width. It does have a little to do with weight (flotation) but more with your height and leg length.
Old    Randy Aubuchon (aubuchon03)      Join Date: May 2007       06-06-2007, 2:11 PM Reply   
I am 5'7" 160 lbs and rode the 125.
It rode great- a bit slow. However spins are simple, fun pop, and surface tricks are easy as cake. You will have to learn how to edge on it since it does ride different- weight distribution.

watch out when you go back to an original size it'll feel like the titanic.
Old    justinh            06-06-2007, 2:34 PM Reply   
5-9 155lbs, currently riding the 133 will be switching to 137 soon.

I disagree with the 10cm smaller thing. I think it had more to do with marketing (selling people two boards). If you are looking for a daily driver I would not go too small.

I would recommend the 133 or greater.
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       06-06-2007, 2:45 PM Reply   
^^^^ Agreed............ I was thinking about trying a 37 as well.
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       06-06-2007, 3:01 PM Reply   
I just picked up the 137 and can't wait to ride it. I am 6'4" and around 200, so I went with the bigger size because I like a wide stance.
Old    Tim Kiraly (kiraly_74)      Join Date: May 2007       06-06-2007, 7:11 PM Reply   
I ride the 137 fish. I came from a 142 Substance. Im a good 205 if I lay off the dark beer. Well any ways this board has opened alot of doors for me. First the pop is bad---. If you stay on edge all the way up its like jumping on a trampoline never bucks you funny its great. Toes side is a little different just been nailing it the last few times out. Just really got stand on it I guess because the board is so wide. Right know couldnt be happier.
Old    Craig Imm (rdhwk10)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-07-2007, 7:00 PM Reply   
i thought the whole point of the fish was to ride it 10 cm shorter. i'm 6' 185 and ride the 129. i don't think the length is any problem. the only reason for maybe getting a longer fish would be for taller people who like a wider stance. otherwise you might as well get a "regular" board if you're going to get a longer fish. just my opinion.
Old    Ron (dcranium)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-07-2007, 8:47 PM Reply   
OK, everyone! It's all personal preference as well as a LF conspiracy to get everyone to buy more boards...

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