Thanks man, any thoughts on the Venture Zephyr or Ride Yukon? Any other wide/stiff boards that I should look at?
I haven't ridden em, but I know the Yukon is pretty stiff from reviews. Also consider Never Summer Titan TX and Legacy-R. My SL-R is a freakin' tank, can imagine the stiffer models are even better for heavier riders.
You can pretty much tell if you go into a shop by handling it and bending the board if its considerably stiffer then your current ride.