Thanks for all the feedback guy's & gal's! I can't believe how many of you started off with such crappy, "mickey moused" or just plain DIY equipment??? (...or for that matter, how many of you must be some seriously "Old Farts" like myself!!!)
have my Eternal Gratitude for sticking with it and helping to develop & create this sport so I could come along so many years later and discover just how much I love it!!!!!
...Outside of that scenario, anyone that says, "that board will ride you" to a newb that bought a board that is too "advanced" (aka expensive) for that newb's skill level, is just jelly that the newb can afford a shinier stick than they can.
get an awful lot of compliments on my Arbor board!!!