This is my first 12'6 SUP and Inflatable water craft. I noticed right away that it was softer than an Epoxy Board that gave comfort to my old knees. (Nice Bonus) Also noticed that the Tower iRace Inflatable 12’6 was fast going straight, but as you cross over ocean currents, not as stable as a hard board. I will have to get used to this and will see about long journeys, especially in the wind. Overall great stability in 2-4 knot winds with a little chop, where I did some yoga stretches during my workout. I love the overall weight, as it is easy to carry and hoist onto the top of my surf racks. Quick to pump up and no worries about the durability. Great product from Tower. I wish they would have include eye rings on the deck of the SUP for a net to store a bag. I will ask about an after market kit to apply my own with Tower's guidance. Love the vibe at Tower.