Hi all, I've only gone surfing a couple times on rented foam boards and I'm thinking in the long run it will be cheaper just to buy a board now and learn off of it instead of always renting. I eventually want a shortboard but I'm currently looking at a new 8'2" (22" wide, 2 7/8" thick) mini longboard (BLUE by Global Surf Industries) and I was wondering if it would be an easy transition (from mini-longboard to shortboard) or if I should get something more shortboardy but still big and thick? Is it just me or is it really really hard to find used boards around this size? Also, is $375 a fair price for this board? What would be the potential resale value if I don't screw it up too badly? This is a link to the board I'm considering globalsurfindustries.com/products/blue.html
Thanks a lot.