yeah bro you should get a pimp hyperlite board for your phat boat, but I'd say that only 85% of all the pros ride hyperlite, but still those are the boards to have if you really want to be cool. Everyone will think your pimp if you have a parks board with parks bindings. who cares if you've only ridden once before, go big or go home.
**I noticed that this thread is lacking in some sarcasm so I had to administer the daily dose. I feel better.**
On a more serious note:
Gary, that is a awesome lookin' boat. I say more power to ya. You've found something that your passionate about and you're going full force. I love it. Lindsay had a good suggestion. There is a lot of information on this site in the board/binding guide and the wizard. Don't get me wrong, Hyperlite makes a quality product, but don't limit yourself to one brand, and don't ride 'em just cuz "90% of all the pros ride them."