I am trying to justify a SP 5'10FST purchase. There's a perfect used 5'10 with pad and FCS fins that I can pick up for way below retail, but afraid it's going to be to much board. I live in a wave starved part of the US southeast. Average surf range is waste high and mushy. I've been riding longboards 9'-9'6 for 25 years. I also ride a 7 fish that I bring on surf checks but never ride it cause I usually just have more fun on my longboard. I just want to get into the wave early, have stability and be able to come off the bottom and top. I'm also 37 years old /175 dry. My question is, realizing that i am very comfortable on and turning 75 lts of volume around on my bigger boards, is the 5'10 still going to be to much board? Will I be able to turn it? Should I consider a baked potato? BTW the are no demo boards around? Thanks for any feedback.