I don't know a lot about wakeskates, because I've never actually ridden one. But I just picked up an 09 Hyperlite Scape from evogear.com for $80. As a total beginner, I don't even know if I'll like wakeskating, so the price was definitely right, though I've heard some durability complaints on the scape. But I don't do rails or anything, so not too worried about it. Just wanna learn to ride one.