| Submitted by: Brent on 2014-07-15
Summary: picked up this board this past winter without the opportunity to try it. i was hesitant to get it because of the lower price compared to others. when the warm weather finally came around I was very satisfied with the performance of the board
Pros: this board is very stable and quick. I way over 200lbs and have no problem standing up on it and keeping my balance
Cons: white color shows scratches and scuffs
Submitted by: karen on 2014-06-17
Summary: Out of the 7 or 8 paddleboards I have tried this one is easily my favorite! Handled very well straight and turning. Lightweight, good-looking and has place for tie down straps. Price seemed good for what you get.
Pros: Maneuverability, weight
Cons: None at this time
Submitted by: pamela on 2014-06-16
Summary: I recently tried this board. It is very comfy for my knees while kneeling and for my feet while standing. It was stable in both positions as I paddled on a lake. Tracked well.
Pros: Light weight, flexible surface that is comfy to knees and feet, stable
Usage: Lakes for nature and exercise
Submitted by: Eric on 2014-06-05
Summary: Stable, tracks well, great for beginners and fun for intermediate riders. Most durable board we own by far and is a true workhorse. Always impressed every time it get on it and the value is unbeatable.
Pros: Stable, mid speed, durability, ease of use, able to walk most of board without wobbles(210lbs). Gf loves it and I don't have to worry about maintanence or damage.
Cons: Only board we own with no cons out of 3. Coincidentally is half the cost of other two as we'll.
Usage: Exercise. Touring.
Submitted by: Chris on 2014-03-28
Summary: The Tour was my first board. After trying several boards, I decided on this one. It's stable, durable and has good glide. It has been a good first board for me, but now that I have moved from beginner to intermediate, I still don't feel I have outgrown the board. Full confession, the first day I brought the board home, a little miscommunication with the Mrs. resulted in a drop on the sidewalk. This board hadn't even touched the water yet and already I dropped it. When I picked it up, I expected to be heartbroken. Instead, the damage was only surface deep. Since then, I have put this board through its paces. It has held up no problem. I have even punched a couple holes in it thanks to my roof rack. Some ding dough, sandpaper, and flat white paint and it's good as new. Much more durable than some other boards I have seen. Overall, this board cannot be beat. The price is right and customer service at Open Air (Tahoe and Odyessy) was unreal. I called with a question and an actual person answered on the 2nd ring. The board is a good touring board. I have no issues staying with the pack during group paddles. I put my 2nd grader on the front and it did change the stability a little. Overall. This is a great board and I highly recommend it.
Pros: Durable, good glide, and the price
Cons: Wish it was a 12'6
Usage: Flatwater touring
Submitted by: alm on 2013-07-18
Summary: Raced this board in the Gulf with rough conditions.. I found it to be very stable and moderately fast. I am an intermediaye paddler and didn't fall the entire race when many otherd did. Great all round board for an excellent value.
Pros: Very stable and affordable