hey thanks for all that info bethany. do you know of a website that i can look at used surfboards? is there something like an ebay of used surfboards or something like that? also which do you think is better for someone transitioning from long board to shorter board? a fish or a shortboard?

dlrouen i checked out that firewire addvanced. it actually seemed like something i would be interested in. now i will have to see if i can find one used.

Thanks for all yalls help
AJ