I was in the Stewart shop today and I was checkng out the new Redline Hydro Hull. Great looking board. I loved the look and shape with the pintail and 19 inch nose. As I searched for more info about Stewart Surfboards on this forum I discovered a lot of peple have had quality issues with their Stewarts. Here is my Stewart story: I bought a 9'0 sand finished Hydro Hull in 1994 and it was my only board for 10 years. I surfed from San Miguel to Santa Barbara from one foot to ten foot with that board. When I spent three years in New England I took it with me and surfed it in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The Stewart flew off the top of my car once on the I-5 in Del Mar. I had it repaired ASAP. It's the surfboard both of my kids first stood up on. It's my 9 year old sons "go to" board. Now almost 20 years later its got some dings and some delam, its taken on a little water but its still a fun board to surf. I am probably going to take it in and have repaired professionally for my son since he loves it and so do I. I don't know if I got lucky or if their quality has really gone down hill. Based on my experience I wouldnt hesitate to buy another one.