My favorite of all the boards available at Mike's Paddle where I rent on a monthly basis. I breathe a sigh of relief every time I can grab one of these instead of the more clunky yoga boards or other "beginner" type boards. Been using this board several times a week for four months straight.
While it's an easy board to use for a beginner, it is not like pushing a pier around the bay. It's fast, easy to maneuver, reliable.
Haven't found any negatives yet.
Use for touring/exercise around San Francisco Bay. I go out for 1-3 hours each time, and at least twice a week.
What a great SUP. We really like the full pad for the times that our dog goes with us. This is a very stable and fast board. The carry handle makes it easy to tote to and from the water.
Light, stable, fast and the full deck pad
Exercise, touring and just family fun.