i have an al merrick flyer epoxy and love it. they do float better and when you dig the rails on thos ebottom turns the board will pop up at you but once you get use to it it wont affect you. Also just because they say they are impossible to break trust me you can break them i di but wasa able to get it repaired. But they are harder to ding. But once you do the math they are more expensive but will last you alot longer than a usuall fiberglass board. Because almost my whole quiver is practically epoxy due to me taking trips and what not also that i ride my board pretty hard with airs floaters and wht not. But they are defiently worth the money.