thanks for the advice dude, dont mean to be a pain in the hoop but do you reckon you can help me further? the dimensions for the board are width 22 7/8" thickness 2 5/8 length 9'6. I know the width and thickness has a lot to do with how the board performs but dont know how. if you or any one else that reads this could shed some light on this i would very much appreciate it. cheers dudes, merv.