It's hard for people to comprehend just how much foam is carried out to the rails with a flat deck. If you can't feel one up in the shop prior to ordering, listen to what people are saying here and of course trust what Rusty recommends.Normal 2 7/16 is basically 2.19-2.18 flat deck from Rusty. I would just be careful.
My buddy (6’ 3” 225lbs) has an 8’ Zeppelin for his first legit surfboard. In anything but small dumpy beach break it looks like it’d be so much fun. Plan to ride it soon.I just want to, again, sing the praises of the Rusty Zeppelin. Just had a great session on it today and man can this board really drive fast down the line: quad set up is great! I got some vid but can't seem to post it...surf shop across the street from the break has a live youtube cam and when you get home you can rewind and with patience you can film some of the waves from your session. But anyway board rocks! 6'4" stock dims
I'm trusting what the board builder is throwing at me and I'll just say I don't consider myself a surfer with an engineer like mind, I think a lot of guys on this board are well dialed in to the math behind it all and are in the "A.P Class" of board design, I am the class clown in the normal class getting a B maybe...Spicoli and Aruka, how are you sizing the hatchet relative to your height? This black friday deal is very tempting and i find myself absentmindedly fiddling with the board builder.