Another good thing about a DIY board is that once you buy the kit you can transfer it to other boards. Once you save up the cash, you can buy a factory split (Never Summer, Venture, Lib Tech, whatever) and use your kit from your DIY on it. Most brands other than Voile come with the board only, so you still need a kit and skins. You'll have that from your DIY if you decide to go that route.
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