Fee sure, I find that when I switch back and forth between a powder oriented board (burton Sherlock) and a fairly narrow cambered board the edge to edge speed is waaaay faster, almost trips me up at first.
Yup! Same here. Edge to edge transitions were so much quicker with so much less effort, it almost felt squirrely! Only took a little getting used too tho, a couple runs maybe, but the difference in my riding was immediately positive!
...and Mat, size 13's
Yeah, just about any
salesperson you would run across is going to recommend, hell, probably insist
that you need a wide board. (...especially if they are the weekend warrior, 1 week a year types.)
As you can tell from the information found here on SBF, It's only from reading various posts from the many many experienced riders we have contributing, that I was even made aware that it's possible for Sasquatch's such as yourself to maybe be able to ride reg. width boards.
Although, I would think with canoes like you got, you might just be approaching the upper limit of that being a possibility. Even with
adjusting stance and binding angles & whatnot! I could be wrong, and if I am, I'm sure someone will smack me down and provide the actual 411 on that!
Either way, enjoy your new (to you) board! hope you get lots of ride time on it!