Ken , love the tip on 10 T+G's..thats really great...I guess you call it intensive learning..BUT thats great as right now I'm real keen to progress ( probably more mentally than time allows...nevertheless!)
I currently have a 45% 430 mast so will look to find 460 with possibly higher carbon level as these are easier to source.
I really hope the need for a smaller board is a long way off....Funnily enough one of the guys who holds the record on the lake of 39 knots has a Rio ( for his daughter) and he claims he get more fun from it than anything else. Right now I'm trying to get as much time before waether really chills ( I'm afraid I'm warm blooded).
keep up the great input as it is extremly valid and personally appreciated! will update as to what I get my mitts on!