Agree with the 8ft thing. I used to have a 6'8 bonzer pod, and was trying to get a lad at whislting sands to swap me his 8ft bonzer.
I keep trying shorter boards, the Empire Bonzer 4 I have now is a board I'll never do justice too. Something about 6'6" I can never get on with! I;ve had three 6'2 boards and loved every one... And 2 at 6'10, same. Anything in the middle.... Grrrrrr