It tracks straight and is as fast as any regular SUP but much more durable/lockable/storable outside. It's a little on the heavy side at 50 lbs but is still portable by a strong person alone. I purchased it today then I installed a rear handle and two web strap side handles to allow solo shoulder carrying. It glides great and goes much shallower than any other SUP on the market. I look forward to using it a lot more when it gets warmer.