Thanks, I reckon you're right and I should know better but like you say in the 2000s there was a real fear of a board being "too wide" and thus really slow edge to edge, forgetting of course that if you have bigger feet and usually bigger mass you have more leverage! I cannot believe I struggled for so many years on normal or mid wide boards which just did not cut it, especially as I was also not aware of my actual boot size and sometimes rocking a US14! Oh well, done now but think you're right the short and fats give me the one thing I want, which is a board that won't drag!You need to bite the bullet and buy a true short fat. It will likely not be the end-all be-all for you, expect to buy more boards. But for right now you need to experience no-drag and those types of decks will get you there for sure. The others are questionable. I listened to nonsense through the 90’s with people trying to tell me to ride too narrow a board. Back then big footers REALLY didn’t have options compared to today. So I went custom and that worked, but honestly it was too wide at times. So I’ve paired that back and accept occasional rear toe drag. More than one drag event a day is too much for me.
That does mean Warpig XL or PP 157 though but my weight should handle it!