just took my first spin on the inflatable Raven. stoked to finally see a touring-style board I can fly & travel with. Inflated to 14 PSI in under 7 minutes with the included pump. On the water, the Raven felt very firm underfoot. There's a slight vibration in the nose I don't feel on hard boards, but otherwise very comparable. It tracks beautifully, but take a step back towards the pin tail and it maneuvers easily. Looking forward to many miles over the coming months. I also have to mention the great new backpack. Instead of the usual struggle to stuff in through the top opening, this backpack opens completely flat. just drop the rolled-up board on the pack, then fold the pack around the board, cinch everything up, and head on off.