I did a lot of research on boards and landed on Tower. If Mark Cuban backed them, must be good, right?? My husband was very skeptical on whether or not an inflatable board would hold him and a kid, but he was impressed the first time he took it out with him an out 8yo. When inflated, it feels just like a regular board! When deflated, it easily fits in the back of my Prius. We will be buying another!