Whats is todays definition of a fish?? Is it anything wide and with a notch tail? Can a Single fin, wide with a notch tail be a fish??
today a fish is from 5ft-10ft with a swallow tail ad any # of fins an "old school" fish is 5ft- 6ft 6" and at least 8 -12inch tip to tip but, I agree the term fish is really undefined!
Hey Fish good. But even better, is a small wave board that works really well, any kind of tail, in surf from 2-7', paddles well, catches tons of waves, and not in any naming catagory. All you need is short length, some width, flatter rocker, thicker and maybe harder rails and tail, enough fin to hold in, and apply some surfing skill. My best short small wave boards have all been diamond or rounded squash tail.
So, a fish is a small, short, thicker board?Is a 80's tri a fish then?ro is it a squid or a piranha? or a catfish? what about calling it a shortboard?
was Cheyne Horans early 80's Lazor Zaps --fishes??? they had fish or swallow tails were thick, wide boards that surfed small waves really well.
Hey I'm not baggin on Fish's at all. They work well, they go fast, they catch waves easily, and most important, they are fun! But seems lots of surfers think a "Fish" design is the only way to make a small wave surfboard, when we all know there are lots of variances. By the way, does anyone remember when (1971???) the outlines of some surfboards actually INCREASED in width right at the tail? Those were real "fish" outlines. Oh...I was out with a tib/fib, 13 places, 6 screw, 12" wire, two removed plates, 3 pin left pinkie, 1 pin left next finger injury, so I wasn't really around for most of 1971.
so a fish is a small wave board?So you shouldn't ride a fish in long perfect overhead hollow point break waves??A fish is for small lousy surf??Help?
Hey TT er....obviously not talking to me! I quoted wave size "2-7'". I think that covers your pointrights overhead stuff pretty reliably. My book, overhead is 5', so you have well over arm's reach overhead, for fish to rip. I'm 5'10" tall, but when I'm at the bottom of a wave, bet on shorter than 4'9". Fish + Cojo 5'= perfection!
overhead is a 10'face- double overhead is a 20'face. get over it.
I consider a fish the design Steve Lis originated in the early 70's. It started off as a kneeboard around 5'0", wide nose, wide deep swallow tail (10"-12" tip to tip), with two keel like fins (7" base, 5" height). He shaped longer ones around 5'6" that you could stand up on. From there others shaped their own versions of that basic design. Thats what I consider a true fish.
hey foamdust ,can you get me a fish for me too?? will you post pic of your new one??