Thanks for the avatar comment, Blain. hehe
. Hydrofoils hold their resale because they don't wear out. Ones that have handle dings and are sunfaded sell for slightly less. Go for a billet aluminum one if you go used. Sky Ski is the only one who sells billet ones, and I believe billet versions started in 2002 (correct me if I'm wrong). Glad to hear you getting into the sport. Make sure you let us all know how your riding progresses! If you posted your location out on foilfreaks or on the Yahoo group, I'm sure you'd get some people in your area invite you out to try one.