Looking for a board to make the step down to shorter boards, coming from an 8'0" longboard. I demo'd a 6'6" Spitfire that the shop guy recommended as a good transition 'funboard' size for me. I am pretty small at 5'8" 155lbs. I had a blast on it and was able to catch almost everything I paddled for, very similar to my longboard.
So in looking at my other options I have the 6'6" Addvance, but I thought that would be too much volume for me. Then I Saw the Activator and noticed the rocker was very similar to the Addvance, as well as the tail pulled in slightly compared to the Spitffire. So do you guys think a 6'5" or 6'7" might be a good transition and still allow me to progress to a more short board based surfing style? If not what else might you recommend?