Doyle Custom Kite surf boards are simply the best so I have one of every model. The shapes are proven and perfect for down the line surfing and pointing back to the line-up. The construction is so far superior to any alternative. These boards are practically indestructible and I would never trust (risk my kite trip on) a Styrofoam core board (no matter what the veneer skin) to stay intact as checked baggage on any airline period.
~ Scott Korenblat