"When in doubt, choose the bigger board". Here's some data from our analysis with the aim of finding the best surfboard with these parameters:
1. max length 7.2
2. maximize wave count in small, mushy waves
3. able to practice and progress making turns
4. surfer size: 182cm (5'10") 80kg (176lb)
5. surfer level: a notch past beginner
After testing Torq mod fun 7.2, Torq fish 7.2, Torq fish 6.10, Hyptokrypto 6.6 and Appletree 5.8 the choice fell for the Torq fish 6.10. Six months later the owner is still very happy with the choice.