About a month ago I sold my shortboard and fish to put a deposit Ina custom, leaving me nada but a log and a sponge. Since then I've been borrowing boards from friends with mixed but overall good results.
Here's the list of borrowed boards
5-8 mini Simmons by mystic. Shaped by Dunlop. Only rode for a couple waves but it opened my mind to how small I could go.
6-2 quad fish. Small!
7-0 island thruster shaped by stu sharpe. Most user friendly shortboard I've ever rode.