He's going to say the HP cuz it cost more.
Being a size 12 you would want a mid wide like the Trice or a Wide like the Skunk Ape.
I would check the Lynn or Landvick in the Wide in 157. Landvick has 3D orgs which would make the board more responsive.
I don't think you could go wrong with anything in their line if it's a wide and around a 57 except the Sk8banana, cuz its a park board.