I received my Adventurer 2 ISUP yesterday. I couldn't wait to get it on the water. I'm 58 years old weigh 250 lb. I have only tried sup once before for about a 1/2 hr, so not much experience. I spent several days researching isup's on the Internet and was able to see several other brands in person. I decided on this board without ever ever actually seeing one because of the positive reviews and weight capacity. The quality was evident from the moment I started to inflate it. In my opinion it is superior to the other boards I was able to see. The only problem was the loose connection between the board and paddle (me). The board felt as solid as the fiberglass model I tried. The pad was comfortable even while paddling on my knees. After a short time I was standing up paddling, falling once. It wasn't too difficult to get back on. The convenience of being able to roll it up and put it in my pic-up, the solid feel, and the overall quality of this board makes it a winner.