I purchased Tower’s original ten foot ISUP for my wife about four years ago. From day one, she has loved it! I am not a small guy at 6’3 240 lbs. This board holds me easily, tracks extremely well, and glides right through the choppy water of the SC coastal inlets where we use it. I fill this board to 14 psi with Tower’s hand pump. It is a bit of a workout on those last few pounds of air, but that’s the whole point right? The paddle included is better than most you can buy at your local marine/outdoor store. The skeg (fin) is durable and holds the board true. Trust me, my wife has run this thing aground multiple times and it’s still as snug and straight as the day it was delivered. Because of Tower’s outstanding reputation and build quality, I just purchased the 14’ racing ISUP for myself. I cannot wait to baptize this thing in our salty South Carolina waters later this week. I have been a Tower fan for years and stand behind their products. I was not paid to write this review. Honestly, their products are just that good. Take the chance, buy one of their board packages (with paddle and pump), and you can thank them later, just like I am doing right now.