Well for the most part, you won't see these being ridden in the summer in the NJ area at least, most of the lifeguards wont let those near the water. So if anybody is willing to spend that kind of money on that anyway, they are gonna mess with dawn patrol and the after 5 sessions. Why not spend the money, get a gym membership, train and become a waterman.
Only people who should be using these, are disabled individuals.....but even so, look at what Life Rolls On has accomplished.
Greg Noll, Pat Curren, Fred Van Dyke, Jeff Clark would give these guys a piece of their mind.
Surfing is about pushing your own limitations..........no handicaps allowed.