I purchased this board as...
I purchased this board as a trade up from my first board, a BIC Dura-Tech 10'4". I paddle board on lakes in the upper midwest region. I am really glad I traded up to this board as it provides more performance and glide for the effort.
First, I like that the board weighs less than my previous board and is easy to handle - getting it on and off the racks of my vehicle. Second, the board glides faster and easier than my previous board (plastic) because of the fiberglass body. I seem to get so much more glide with less effort. Third, it's also a beautiful board to look at as you are paddling about the lake.
I think I would have liked to get a board with a little more length - maybe 12'. However, my garage rafter space is the limitation. I think the longer length would provide even better tracking.
I use my board mostly for exercise and lake touring in the upper midwest. It's a great board!
Although I'm new to SUP...
Although I'm new to SUP and have only been on a few I absolutely loved this board. Lightweight and the 32" (33"?) width gave me plenty of stability yet it tracked very well and for me i found it rather quick. At 6'1" and 200 it performed quite well, very stable for a big guy.
Lightweight and forgiving.
A bit pricey but you get what you pay for-quality