I love this board! As a complete beginner I was renting softboards, usually 8ft, and was worried the 7ft would be too small but it’s just as buoyant, definitely easier to paddle in the water and it looks great. And I’m now getting the hang of standing up. It does come with a leg rope and attachment - I wish this was mentioned as I went for the package deal for an extra $99 just to get a legrope, so now I have two! The surface is quite grippy but I put on some wax anyway.