Another option is a seasonal lease
There's nothing wrong about buying a high end board....it will kick your ass, take you for a ride and perhaps end up with some medical bills....but if you stay with it perhaps you'll be a better rider for it.
I recommend a used twin intermediate/advanced board...so you can learn switch while ur learning. Then it can be your rock, loaner, backup, or give away for stokage points board,
Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 12-10-2012 at 11:43 AM.