I get this. I have 2 "homey" boards as I call them, they are beaters that are fun but I don't ride normally. They're for any time "homies" are on the island and need a groveler and I don't want to loan them my own boards. They have also found a 3rd use and that's my nieces (and eventually my son) use them as boards to progress on from their mini logs / soft tops. My niece loves my buckled/repaired keel fish that's 8 years old.And to answer @oeste858 - the soft tops will be ridden very sparingly by me, probably when the waves are barely surfable and crowded in the summer. But I got them so kids, family and friends who seldom surf can use them instead of asking to use my real boards. Sort of like my own fleet of free rentals, lol!