FYI- just pulled the trigger. Gander has them on sale for $200 with free site to store or $20 to your house. They are normally $250. (edit i just found the the $200 one doesnt come with a rope...but i have a rope and a rope aint $50 anyway)
if your interested use the below link- If you look for it under "Watersports" then "knee boards" it comes up as 250. If you search on their site the 199 one comes up along with the $250 one.....go figure
250 Seemed like a bit much for that thing and at 200 ill take it. It will be a welcome reprieve from the tube and will last certainly last longer.
Like the rule about tube time vs ski/wakeboard time. Will have to keep that in mind when i have kids.