my first boat was a showbiz. good first boat for a 150-170lb paddler. i'm 165lb, 5'11" w/ sz 12 feet. i used it in the play park and on foxton my first year before moving up to a dominatrix. you shouldn't pay more than $200. i paid $150 for mine and it was in great shape. check out the reviews on boatertalk.com.