Yes, your local sports warehouse offers a lovely shiny plasticky-looking number with a ‘cool’ graphic and wheels attached already, but BEWARE! Going cheap will most likely not be cheerful. More likely, it will be unrideable.
If you need proof, check out the pros testing out some $20 boards on The Berrics Extremely Cheap Skates.
Ok ,they don’t do too bad, but if even Nyjah Huston and Curren Caples are having problems, then we’d steer clear.