I agree Eric, it is a great board that I would recommend. I am just beginning but can't wait to take full advantage of the board. I got two different fin styles with mine as well to make it even a more versatile board. I got a chance to try my new LakeWakes 55" wide last Saturday. I was on a Scout trip so I did not have a lot of time to test it, let the boys have fun. I am not an expert just starting, been out 6 times. I have a Hyperlite Broadcast 5'6" that I can ride ropeless on. This was such a good deal I could not pass it up. I have two sets of fins, they are a Future Vector II FSG1 415 and Future Scimitar 451. I used the Future Vector II FSG1 415 fins today and wanted to try the others but did not have a chance. This is behind a 22 Ve Tige and I have the 1100# custom sac. We have the SpeedSet set at 11.4 mph and taps at 4-5 depending on what it looks like. This weekend there were only one adult, driver, and three smaller kids on the boat. Not much extra ballast. Typically we have several adults and kids in the corner. For reference we were going 11.4 mph, may be a tad fast for learning on this, and the water was choppy. I am 6' and 230#. I have gotten fairly good on the Broadcast. This new board has a different feel so I will need to get used to it.
Here are some pics and a link to some videos video:
Lakewakes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSvnt_NVtHo
Three weeks ago, first time ropeless - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4UcieLN1Ok
Two weeks ago - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBGpPHaH2b4
Comparison of the two boards: