Don’t buy a paddleboard online. It’s too hard to return the board if it’s not made well. The pluses of buying from a brick-and-mortar company outweigh the hassles.
I bought a board from Liquid Shredder (www.liquidshredder.com aka www.softsurfboards.com) and the grip mat was glued off center almost an inch. And on the water, the board pulls to the right. I didn’t take the board out until I was past my 15 day return window, so when I contacted them, they told me to unglue the mat and glue a new one on, myself. Seeing the pictures I sent, they told me that they had no way of knowing whether the board had been tampered with. Really? People take their grip mats off with heavy duty adhesive-removers because they want to re-glue them on cock-eyed? That’s believable.
Hopefully I can save at least one other person from buying junk online.
You don’t need to spend a lot. I’ve used friends’ boards that were cheap styrofoam, and they worked better than my Liquid Shredder board. More balanced. Higher quality.
After wasting over $1K on the Liquid Shredder piece of junk, I went out and looked at these boards:
I liked them all, and I bought the Isle Cruiser, and am very happy with my purchase.
Live well, be good to people, and enjoy life!