Yesterday Chris and I met with Brody Welte of http://www.standupfitnessinc.com/ to test out the 2 types of paddleboards we were considering. One is more expensive and will last a lifetime, but more succeptible to day to day damange. The other is more durable if it's knocked around and a bit less $$. Since for our purposes we didn't feel a big difference between the two, and since we'll be renting them out, we went w/ the latter. Also, he had a few demo models so we saved even more by buying them slightly used. Win-win. We bought two of this model. Took them for a quick spin in our "backyard" and found that it wasn't too difficult to launch them from our dock. The biggest challenge was trying to keep them away from the pilings which are covered in sharp foam-cutting barnacles.
By the way - YOLO stands for "you only live once", how great is that for a company name/motto? Love.
Sorry no pics! We were so excited to get them out on the water I didn't even think about it. I'll do better next time. To make up for it, here are 2 pics we took last night as it was getting dark and the full moon was coming up.