Whereabouts in Maine? I'm from Maine too, anyway, the cable has a very different pull to it, you're going to feel very sore the next day cause it works a different set of muscles in your arms. But it is a TON of fun, I highly recomend it. I wouldn't bring your board, everytime I bring mine its just been a pain in the ass, well, more so to my family for some reason, my parents hate me draggin it arround. Also its a pain to fit into a rental car if ur bag is ridiculously long like mine. I've got a hyperlite bag and I swear there is an extra foot and half of space between the end of my boards and the end of the bag. Come to think of it, it may just be my bag thats the pain, not the boards themselves. Anyway, when are you going? Have fun!