| Submitted by: John on 2014-07-16
Summary: Purchased this board from an online retailer. First time I had it on a large, windless lake I noticed bad tracking problems - it pulled hard to the left - to the point of being unusable. Got home and checked the fin alignment and it was off by ~10 degrees. Checked with the Jimmy Styks and they wouldn't warranty/replace it, their advice was to return it to the place I bought it (which I did). It's a real shame as everything else about the board was pretty nice, I can't believe they would miss such a simple but critical detail. My Tower Adventurer shares a lot of the same parts as the Puffer but seems to have received much better attention to detail and quality control. If you decide to roll the dice and buy one of these online be prepared for the hassle of having to send it back.
Pros: Price was good, other than the misaligned fin box everything seemed well made
Cons: A board that tracks hard to one side is unusable
Usage: Was going to be for exercise and touring but I had to return it and will use my Tower Adventurer instead.
Submitted by: Allen Y on 2014-07-03
Summary: Great board (from my limited experience) very stable in the water, seems to be well made. No issues so far.
Pros: inexpensive. can be deflated to pack into a backpack for ease of transport
Submitted by: JF May on 2014-06-04
Summary: Great board for the price. Well constructed of top quality materials. The complete package (board,paddle,pump,carry bag,leash,pressure gauge) all included.
Usage: Used for lake touring.
Submitted by: Juliet on 2014-05-16
Summary: This is a 10-6 inflatable board. I am a novice and have only been on one other board. It is very easy to inflate and deflate. It feels a little wobbly compared to the rental board I used, but not unmanageable. I am definitely happy with it as my first board! My seven-year-old can navigate it also.
Pros: The price I paid was great. It is easy to inflate and deflate and I can pack it in my trunk.
Cons: It feels a little wobbly and doesn't take waves well. (In fairness, that could be my inexperience!)
Usage: I use it for touring/exercise on a flat, inland lake.