Im kind of in the same boat as you. Im 6'0 245 Size 12 foot and I've been riding a Burton Canyon 173 since 2003. Im also looking at getting a shorter wide board. Riding that 173 was rock solid bombing down a black and floated like butter over pow. But in the trees or moguls, forget about it! Im looking at the Custom X and the Lib Tech Skunk ape. I havent gotten many folks to respond but the ones that did have me leaning to the Skunk Ape 165 but Im just worried that they thought the Custom X 164 was more expensive. Ill keep an eye on your thread and mine. Hopefully someone will chime in. Im looking to pull the trigger today. I think the lib tech is going for about $556.