Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
If you are new to surfing and shortboarding specifically, I would not got with anything but a thruster. There's a reason why most people ride them.
i got a thruster first before my retros, believe me i love the retros much better (im a fish fan) but the transition from the thruster to a retro will be a lot easier than a funboard to a retro..
i use my quad most of the time but when its bigger i still bring the thruster out. pumpmaster makes a good point, also once you find out what shortboard you should be riding its a lot easier to figure out the sizes of your specialty boards