I'm sure this subject has been brought up before. Im an older guy, say 54, weigh about 230 and I'm 6'4" -- not a little person. Probably been surfing 35 years. Generally fit, been riding modern retro boards, both singles , a 7 ft stinger and a 6'8" Takayama outline concave diamond tail. I like them both very much, I don't do airs, I power carve..... So, I've been in Nicca for a week and it is not Central Fl, I'm finding the boards I love so much don't do late drops or catch waves as well as I think they should, I'm not a pro, wouldn't even call myself advanced. All of that being said, do any of you older/bigger guys have a particular big guy short board you like? What do you like about it? I'm kinda looking for the best of all worlds, needs to paddle decent, I need to be able to duck it and of course get into waves easier and ride well. I'm just curious, with decades of board building experience, I'm seemingly missing something. Appreciate all and any views.