I just bought the $99 HL Scape (112) and it seems fine...This weekend was my first time on a skate and I really enjoyed it. I wanted to make sure I like it before I go and spend $250+ on a board. If you are talking about a $99 board I think it would be hard to go wrong with either, quality is pretty low on both companies lower end skates. If you are going to spend more than that I'd do some homework.
I'm 5'9 178 and bought 112cm.
Old shoes are fine I think...I rode in my NB's
(Message edited by xbones on March 29, 2007)