I'm a complete newbie,...
I'm a complete newbie, SUPed once and it was on this board! Very stable, I tried to loose my balance (rocking and stopping quickly) but very forgiving board. Seemed to move quickly through the water as I didn't use much effort. Like the strap to carry out of water. Only negative: too long for me to mount on vehicle by myself to transport. I need a shorter board that I can handle independently. I'm a 5'7" female, aged 50 in good shape - this was a bit too much board for me.
Very stable, easy to manuevre in water. Glides quickly with little effort. Good balance and weight and easy to carry with strap out of water. It is also a very good looking board.
Too long for me to mount on vehicle independently.
I was a first time user. I wanted to try the sport and that was the board available to use. I would like to incorporate this activity into my exercise regime and touring would be an added bonus as I love most water sports. The fellow I borrowed the board from races casually and tours. He has won several races with it.