Been lurking here for about a month and trying ot absorb as much info as I can and search through the archives to get some of my questions answered. I am going to build a couple of boards for the summer slop we get here in the summer time on the east coast of the US. I am thinking a 6'00" fish and a 5'10" Mini simmons. The question I have is what blank do people usually use for a short, wide, flat board like the Mini Simmons? I can always get a longboard blank and cut it down but it seems like such a waste. I was thinking of an EPS and epoxy board. I'm 6'1" 200lbs. and come from a longboarding basckground for the last 30 years. I also ride a midlength when the waves are a bit too steep for them and really want to try out these shorter boards for the gutless windswell in the summertime instead of sitting on the beach. Any help on which blank people usually go with would be much appreciated!!