I sold some of my old gear and used the $$$ to buy some new kiteboards...
I got a Beachdog Skim - my first skimboard:http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2012/08/r
and a Slingshot Celeritas 5'8" strapless version.
The Celeritas purchase was due to reviews I read on this site. Thanks for posting your thoughts.
I'm headed to Baja for 6 weeks this winter to break them in really well...