Okay been looking at different boards as a next possible purchase and see most boards say "Ride 2-4 inches shorter than your standard shortboard". Ummmm... in So Cal i ride some pretty wierd poop and use my "Standard shortboard" like 2 times per month. So my most used board is 5'10 by 20 by 2 1/2 but my "Standard shortboard" is 6'2, 18 3/4 2 3/8. But i never use it. Im 6'0 185 lbs. What are other guys my size ridding normally?
Putting things into perspective. Simon Anderson surfed a 20'' wide 16'' tail in 12 foot waves and won the contest when others were seeking big long guns. When you are dealing with a thruster why not just get a board that properly floats you, surfs good for you, and stick with that?
Dude I can't put my perspective up against Simon Anderson because I have no doubt he was much better than I am or will ever be. I'm trying to find a board that best fits me for all conditions. I think all of us want the perfect balance betweeen performance and wave count. That is the never ending quest!