This was my first SUP...
This was my first SUP purchase. I wanted something I could take from my lake to the Gulf, etc. it is such a pain to inflate that I have yet. To deflate it (I'd had it for over a year). It is really only for flat water, I am not confident to take it into any body of open water at all. This board gets you no where in any kind of chop. However, it is super sturdy and has been knocked around a few times, ran into seawalss, etc and no phones or anything. The grid you stand on hurt my feet after about 15 minutes so I purchased some scuba socks to wear.
Super-sturdy, good for flat water and maneuvering through tight places
Grid under your feet, not very versatile