The phish. If I could only bring one handboard on a trip, it would be the phish, because it's so the best board for all around conditions. It's got the length to catch small waves...but at the same time it's narrow which makes it hold well on bigger surf as well!
The Hexflex is easy to control, you can carve up and down the wave with it. You can do maneuvers, butterfly, spin and hit the lip!!
The Wedge is my go-to board! I love this board because the amount of surface area it has makes it so much easier to catch waves and I can actually steer with it to go any direction I want once I am in the wave. The buoyancy of it makes me feel much safer when I am in big surf. It keeps me afloat so I can rest while I am waiting for the sets to come through.
The wedge shaped is awesome for all conditions, this board isn’t set to just shore breaks the surface area allows you to catch waves out the back with the rest of board riders, nothing better than watching the bewildered faces when your calling a surfer off the wave and they are not quite sure how you managed to get the wave. When your on those waves you can put enough pressure on the board to minimize drag and really get moving, bodysurfing is no longer limited to a five second slide. Slyde Handboards and my favorite the wedge will take it to the next level.