What's this? Somthing shorter than 9'? A Surftech? Thruster setup? What the **** is the world coming to? I suck at it so far, but I like it. The goal is to have this be a travel board or something for when the surf was like yesterday, fast & sectiony. This is a 7'2" Merrick Water Hog, and I got it a month ago from the fine folks at Island Sport in Middletown RI (can never go wrong there). My work is cut out for me, but I'll give it a go, so stay tuned!