-- Last Updated: Oct-22-12 6:08 PM EST --
I am 5'10" and about 185. I own the Diesel 80 and have used it on the Ocoee, Nantahala and the Hiwassee. The Diesel is great for the Ocoee but I got bored with it on the other two rivers. So I did a demo with the Fuse and loved it. The 56 felt right for me and it did bring some fun back into the lesser rivers. The 64 felt way too big so it was never an option. I questioned whether I should have made the jump to the Project but my hope is to eventually get on the Ocoee in the Fuse so I went that route. If I was buying it for the lesser rivers only or was a park and play guy I would have likely bought the Project.
So, demo if you can and think a lot about what type water you want to use it on. For me the 64 was not an option.