Thank you very much, but my budget for a board i just raised to 175 and thats just the board.. i went to big 5 today and wow all they have is crap lol. but yea my friends arent going to teach me. i guess its like learning how to ride a bike? just go out there and fall and fall and fall till i get it right.. and im also going to watch tons of youtube videos to see if i learn anything. I aint scared to get hurt so i guess i can learn that way? what do u guys think??