The Flagship is a great board to have in the trunk of the car when you feel like taking a long lunch break or to take with on a hike up to your favorite secret spot. The increased thickness of the board (6-inches) keeps your feet high and dry above the water, especially on cold days. The wide base and rounded nose provide plenty of balance and smooth glide without feeling too round and wobbly. The center fin helps keep the board tracking straight, but if needed the side fins work together to maneuver the board on their own in shallow waters. The deck pad is super comfortable on long rides and even on the knees when you need a little break. The Flagship may not be coming in first place in competitions anytime soon but if you’re not looking to go anywhere fast this is an awesome, super rigid all-around board for novices, experts and even junior rippers.