I would love to get into skateboarding but I really don't know where to start...this would ideally be my primary off season activity.
Are cheap boards okay for beginners, or do they suck in some way that would be offputting?
Make it a point to Google Bones Brigade and read about some bad asses back in the day, Mountain, Caballerro, Hawk (yes that Hawk, he's not just a video game).Mullen to name a few. Then youtube some of their old footage and go buy yourself the movie "Search for Animal Chin".
Then you will ready to board...