I chose this board as my...
I chose this board as my first SUP, because I wanted an all-round type board that I could learn basic techniques on, tour, yoga, and try surfing. I also wanted something I could transport easily by myself.
I really like that this board truly is an all rounder and I can take it out in almost any condition. I also love all the many tie-downs, as I never seem to travel light and always have a dry bag, camera, water bottle and so many boards don't come with these. I can't say I've used all the grommets designed for exercising, but they would be good for someone who did.
It's not very fast when touring with folks on touring or race boards, but you can still keep up.
I've raced, surfed, toured, done downwinders, practiced yoga, and had a lot of fun on this board in 2 years and it's still in great shape. I have since got more serious about touring and now bought a touring board, but I will always keep this board, I love it!