I'm trying to get some feedback on what people think about alaias. It seems like the general concensus is that these things are tough to ride, paddle poorly and can be very frustraiting. Are they hard to find? Are they overpriced? Is the quality substandard? What kind of qualities would you like see improved in the current alaias on the market? Is the risk too high to invest in one? The reason I ask is I run Xylem Surfboards and I make/sell alaias and paipos and want to understand what others really feel about this type of surfcraft. Maybe you could advise others on your expirience too. Ask me questions if you have them!