Custom Alt. how wide and thick is too much??
i'm 6'4" 205 lbs and ride the 6'8" 20 1/4" and 2 3/4" alt and like it quite a bit but would love to get to a board closer to my height so i can get my feet in the right place. my front foot is where it belongs but my back foot is on the front of the traction pad in front of the two fins. not good. i don't really have room to widen my stance. it's pretty wide. i was wondering about going 6'4" with the same volume. say 21" and 3"? anyone know of any problems with that. it seems the obvious to me but if it was the best idea i guess we'd see boards start getting wider and thicker after 6'4" (assuming few surfers over 6'4") but they don't. they just keep the dims relative and scale longer and longer for those who need more float. is that because they're just scaling the ideal board they made at 5'11" and want to keep the same dims or are those the necessary proportions for the best performance?
basically i'm asking is it crazy to add 1 1/4" in width and 3/8" thickness to the stock 6'4"?
how would it handle compared to the stock 6'8"?
am i write in assuming that getting on a board my height will help me have my back foot were it belongs (or at least 2" closer. 2" off the front of the board, 2" off the back of the board).