I saw some Robert August Short Boards this weekend. One of them was a Bud Llamas model. It was 6' x 20" wide and 2 5/8" thick. It had a scooped out deck, like a step deck on a longboard, but it started about a foot down from the nose and went all the way down into the tail. I know that some companies are doing this now (and has been done in the past) to increase the flex of the board, but the thing is that the board was 2 5/8" thick with real boxy rails. I don't see how scooping the deck could increase flex in a board that thick with such boxy rails. It seems to me that it would just make the board more prone to pressure ding and/or make the board weaker overall. Has anyone seen/ridden one of these? Is it just a poor attempt to create flex, or am I missing something? I could see how it could work on a thinner board with a more refined rail, but this thing was beefy.