I bought my retro in July 2015.
I LOVE this board!!! I picked this one for a few reasons: 1-made is USA and they recycle as much foam as they can!! 2- durability...I knew I would be traveling around and I would be by rocks and cement..putting it on car and off..etc. 3- full soft pad..(A Must have for comfort and passengers), 4- Stability.
Well...Every one of these reasons...have panned out to exactly why I love this board! Read on.....
I traveled xc with it paddling in many different lakes! I reside near Lake Erie, with lots of rough water days...and have no problem! I have used this board extensively! I can't tell you how many dogs I've taken with me paddling..they love it!! The full length soft pad is great for bringing along another small person or 1-5 dogs!!! Or to do yoga, or nap! But the absolute most impressive quality of this board is it's durability!! I just recently (last week...Aug 2020) got distracted from finishing strapping board on top of car...and I drove off...I drove for a bit until I heard a big loud crash!! My heart sank..as I realized what just happened, and looked back to see my board bouncing on the road behind me!! It went FLYING off my car...bounced and tumbled and landed across road!!! I panicked!! Totally sick to stomach..thinking I ruined my beloved board...but to my thankful surprise...it's completely undamaged!!@!@! I LOVE LOVE this board and the company!!! THANK YOU GLIDE for this outstanding quality of this board!!!