This review is two fold. I want to praise both the company and the board. When I first chose to buy a Three Brothers Board, it was because of the beauty. I also liked the fact that they were shaped in the U.S. I ordered the Red Rail model because I wanted a board with a rounded tail, and here is where I have the highest praise for the company. My order was in for the 10' 6" Red Rail and right away I got a message that they had just sold the last one in stock. They told me that they had a special edition 11' 4" Red Rail, and I could have it for the same price as the 10' 6" board. Now, that was a deal. When the board arrived, I was blown away by its looks. Even the delivery man marveled at the quality and craftsmanship. This board is a dream to paddle. It is smooth and stable. It glides through the water to the point where my 33 year old son, who has much more paddle experience than me, had a hard time keeping up on his 10' 6" foam covered board.. In closing, Three Brothers Boards are always running some type of special offering, which make owning one of these beauties even easier. Check out there amazing story on their home page.