Hey Jason, when are we diving again? I have the 55" rear handle plus. Its just a rear handle with some extra wood (length) on the end so you can hip load rather than chest load. I was going to go a little shorter (52) but after talking to Ken he talked me into the 55. It shoots like a lazer and plenty of power for any AJ ,grouper or cobia.. If I had to do it all over again, I would get the exact same thing again. Call me 386 453 1666 and I awnser any questions, pros/cons ect.