| Submitted by: Thomas on 2013-06-03
Summary: Great board for the price I paid! I little slippery, but if you have balance, you'll be fine! I used on the Gulf of Mexico and I hadent surfed in over a year, so I had to get to the sound side and get used to it. Once I was, it is AMAZING!! There is nothing else I would by for this price! The foam top dents when you strap it down to tight (which I do because I'm afraid of losing it.
Pros: Big, cheap, comes with everything you need, easy to ride
Cons: A little slippery, would've liked to see a pad on it, but for the price can't say anything bad about that!
Usage: Everything. I've raced (not as fast as some), Surfed (doesn't cut through the waves as well as some), and just paddled across flat water
Submitted by: idoitl8r on 2012-08-28
Summary: As a first time SUP'er this inexpensive board was our first choice. We looked at several boards & decided for our family of 5 getting multiple boards was important & we were able to get 2 of these for the cost of 1 typical board. It had a list price of $599, but we were able to work the price down to $450 each from our local Play It Again sports store. The boards were brand new in the box and included the leash, paddle, and an inexpensive roof rack system (that we dont use). Because these boards were priced so reasonably it allowed us to see if this sport was something we would be interested in doing without too much of a financial commitment. FYI, this board will hold my 210#'s plus my daughters 80#'s at the same time. If I continue in the sport theses 2 boards will be my kids & I will purchase a higher end board.
Pros: Light, stable, inexpensive, overall a good beginner board I believe. In calm to very moderate chop the board performs very well. However, in white cap chop it is not as stable as I would like.
Cons: easily damaged. 1 board already has a large nick down to core & began taking on water. I filled hole with marine epoxy & it seems to be holding up so far. Very slippery deck since its just foam so I use wax. Unfortunately the wax has caused 1 of the boards top coat of paint to crackle & fleck off where the wax was applied.
Usage: saltwater touring at the beach in light FL surf, and have used in a calm bayou. Have also used on flat fresh water lake.