OK - so my buddy is 6'6 (250 lb) but all the length is in his legs...essentially 6'8". I have tride to get him into older boats like the Mongoose and Big perceptions. No go - he gets stuck because the older cockpits are too tight, and his thighs ride flat.
We tried taking all the outfitting out of a Super EZ, and that showed some promise...that boat might be a bit too advanced for a guy with essentially no roll. But, a great boat non the less, and one he could learn well and keep long.
Any suggestions would be appriciated, keep in mind that we're looking for a 'progressive' boat - one that he doesn't have to sell to his gullable friend after half a season (ie overflows, ect). Some thing that will actually be fun to paddle.