I'll be honest. What initially convinced me to by this board were the Instagram photos featuring a vizsla happily riding the board alongside her owner. My dog is offended by puddles, and so I chose this board over others with the conviction that *this* board would convince my vizsla to SUP. Naive, you say? Read on. But first, what I got in the process was EXCELLENT customer service, a prompt (and well-packaged) delivery, and a stunning paddleboard that's hands down the best looking one out there. It's manageable to carry and a dream in the water: stable enough for beginners, but capable of getting some good speed too. What of my puddle-averse dog, you ask? He waded in the river and jumped on the board, contently riding with me for hours. Dreams do come true when you buy this board.