At first, I was hesitant when I pulled up to shop for paddles. Premier is not a store. But then, being welcomed warmly and then ushered into the warehouse to select my paddles, I was very satisfied. The experience seemed far more hands on. No bells and whistles; just great one-on-one service by the owner!
I am no expert on paddles but I wanted something that would last and am very happy with this paddle. Mine is not blue like the photo but all black which looks really nice.
The board was easy to set up and did not take any time to pump up. My girlfriend is very pleased with her birthday present.