thanks a bunch for the reply! i probably should at least become a member so i can post in the other sections sorry.
im 22 and have fine balance and just really keen to get going, your calypso's volume of 175 seems about right but i see what u mean by the difference from the superwide Rio S, from your experience starting with a harder board rather than a wide one like the rio do u recommend i do that also? roughly how long until you upgraded your board because of your skill level increase??
thanks again nakaniko,