Originally Posted by donek
Equal overhang is not what you want. You want the ability to angle the board the same on toe and heel side. You'll notice the maximum overhang on the heel side is much higher than the toe overhang. As a result, you can frequently get away with more overhang on the heel. Watch this video. It will give you some insight.
How to determine the best board width for you. - YouTube
very technical and informative...thanks.