RRD say: “The 180L Easyride M is a basic improver board which, in combination with the Easyride L, completes our learning package. Easier to plane than the L, the M gives you the feeling of acceleration and power through the gybes. The board feels more alive and slightly less stable under your feet, so you immediately start to react towards active sailing and progress faster. The M is the basic next step that introduces the serious windsurfer to their new world of passion. The new Soft Skin™ technology allows the boards to feel even more safe and comfortable for people new to windsurfing.” Features: Full softskin deck, fully retractable daggerboard, multiple footstrap positions, integrated carry handle on nose, 34cm Powerbox fin. Comment: The Easyride sits well within the parameters set by the gurus for this type of board. The reasonably short length may not help it track upwind as well as some in light winds, but it will certainly help during manoeuvres. The flat deck creates a stable and uncluttered platform from which to learn the basics on and then swiftly progress to the next level.