in oc md you now need a leash for it. otherwise it IS pretty cool and easier than a typical bodyboard to stand on. i have one and it is fun on those small days at a guarded beach. though, i like the rails on a big brada better. not as stiff as you would think, no stringer, hence the reason i like the big brada better. but, both are fun, none the less.
I have "The One" and yes it is a toy but very fun and can actually teach you to be a better surfer. I've ridden it from nj beach breaks to ri in 2 ft slop to solid chest days it is a blast to ride. I am 5-10 150 lbs