I'm thinking about ordering a custom Dead Sled from Chris Christenson, and I'm going back and forth between a 9'9" and 9'8" to the point of absurdity. It's a one inch difference, I know. But it'll be my only custom noserider, and I hope to have it for a long time. I have a 10' heavy-glassed log & a lighter 9'8". The 10' is great for small, mushy days. The 9'8 works nicely up to shoulder-high. I'm 190-195 lbs, 6'3". Anyone ridden one of these or have any advice on length. The Christenson team recommended 9'8"-10'. Ridiculous question, but your two cents are appreciated if you have a few noseriders or have ridden a Dead Sled.