Timelord Victorious wrote:
Well, I would recommend getting yourself a floater.
I'll second this. Both the basic floater and the basic power board can get you all you need. The better floaters (I got a medium one last year) are a bit faster and easier to maneuver, but are not required. The power boards are, unfortunately, pay to win (the more expensive ones are faster), but you can still get the race rewards; you'll just have to do more races to compensate for not winning in most cases.