Just thought I'd let you know, I looked into this after I bought my cassete wakeskate at the beginning of last season. I noticed on the end it had a little Big O BoardSHop logo, it was super small not suppose to be there anyways, Cassettes are 400 buck each pricey for canadians, anyways this is really known I don't think. Big O Boards makes the decks for Cassette and then cassette puts there logog on it. Anyways they cost $90 dollars US or something like that anyways its 300 dollars cheaper than cassettes and unless you would really like a picture of a tape player on the bottom of your board then go with Big O boardshop. Go to www.wakeskate.com go to wakeskate then to baords then to Big O Board Shop. I tried the 143 its a good length the smaller the harder, but also the smaller the easier to flip and spin. Totally personal preference. Hyperlite also makes a dope wakeskate. IT is more forgiving then the Cassette because it is fiberglass with a foam top, and the cassette is wood and grip tape, but if you ever skateboarded,cassette is the best, its got a skate feel, except if you fall on it, it stings. The Hyperlite also has a cool graphic, anr its got a good pop to it, always stays to your feet, it feels like a wakeboard. In my opinion cassete or big O is better, but I suggest trying both out. I am sure at where you go, some kids will have 'em, either ask to try it or late a t night when the boat is in the harbour steal it then replace it a few days later. Hope this helps whoever wants to do it. Still twin tip water skis all the way, but this is still super fun. seeya.