Been testing this board for about a week now and I love it. It will be what I train on primarily for the winter. It is a tad heavy compared to a custom Joe Bark, but it is right around 28.6 pounds. But the lay-up is bomb-proof. Super durable & ding resistant. And I could not feel the extra 5 pounds when paddling it.
It is not the fastest flat water board at 29" wide, but it is soooo stable and confidence building. Yesterday, in 2 foot chop and 15mph winds it caught & surfed bumps better than any other race-style board I've had. This is going to be a fun board to take out in all conditions.
Thanks to Bobby & Perfect Wave for hooking me up with this beauty.