My daughter bought me 2 of these boards at Walmart for 74$ a piece, we took them to our local lake and spent a few hours trying to stand up and paddle I am 5'10" 185lbs and was able to get up after trying several techniques. My daughter had no problem either. It is a great workout and challenge I turned 55 the day we tried these out. I had seen these for ale for 200 bones, but resisted! They were worth it. Probably not for someone who has no athetisism or tenacity, as the bad reviews attest. Can't wait to try out at the beach as a surfboard, downside to this board package paddles don't float, both of our sunk to the bottom, which ended my most memorable birthday EVER!