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I love inflatable boards for many reasons, one being that they're light weight and incredibly durable. I'm not very strong and don't want to worry about dropping a hard board when I'm transporting it, so I typically steer clear of this length. But at 23 lbs I can easily transport this board on my own.
You can't beat that for a 12'6" board. Not only that but it is lighting fast and maneuvers exceptionally considering its length. If I were to ever take up racing, this is the board I would choose without a doubt. The shape, weight, and price point of this board is truly unbeatable!