The more I think about what I want my first plane to be, the more I think about aerobatic planes... Being able to perform aerobatics is one of the things on my "bucket list" of things to do with my PPL. So I figure why not the first plane I buy be the stepping stone that gets me to aerobatic training. I'm fortunate enough to know a few pilots that have a lot of experience with aerobatics, so they could help with training. However, I've also been looking at schools that specifically teach aerobatics. I'm no where as familiar with the different aerobatic plane models as I am with the "normal" category of GA planes, i.e. Cessnas, pipers, beachcraft, etc. Really the only aerobatic plane I can think of off the top of my head is the Extra 300, which is way out of my price range. That's why I'm here, I want to see what you guys suggest, the pros/cons of different models, and to hear your experience with aerobatic planes. Even though this is quite some time off, lets make a theoretical max acquisition cost of $100k or less. Ideally the plane would be a two seater, that way I could use it for my aerobatic training. Two seaters don't seem very common though, so that's not a requirement.