nedsurf wrote: Yes I ride a mat often. Two videos here (First by JP Taylor, second by Chris Keet): http://youtu.be/b4ZdGKHNzDg http://youtu.be/IuOo2Q9qDZw I only read Don's post and the initial one, the rest was confusing to me. Hope this is on topic, if not, oh well. p.s. a mat and a body board are nothing alike. If you want to ride a mat wrong, treat it like a bodyboard and blow it up to full air. If you want to ride it right, drop out a shit ton of air and ride it nothing like a bodyboard, or so I have found.