Wake skating is one of my favorite things during the summer, I got a Drew Mcguckin Gator skate that I use at my local cable park (Wake Nation) Thing is ridiculous on sliders cause it has a durasurf plastic bottom and slides like butter.
Then for the lake I have a first gen Liquid Force Obscura. It gives you so much more pop off of the wake since its a bi level (Springy fiberglass top board, wood bottom)
I still prefer wakesurfing to skating.It takes forever to learn something new cause when you fall it takes so long to get back up and try it again. Not to mention the the grip tape rash you get when you fall on the board, they use something ridiculous like 10 grit to help with the water. Either way its still super fun. Having the freedom of moving your feet around and doing flip tricks is way better that wakeboarding in my opinion. Its definitely something different, in a good way.
And does anyone know if 6.0 is still in wakeskating? I know they were sponsoring a lot of riders/events and making vids there for a while, even had some special shoes for it. It really seemed like they were trying to make the push to a mainstream sport.