The little disc that could... (9/21/2015)
I like this board's degree of stiffness and feel. Beadalon's boards are stiffer than some other brands I've seen, and they should be more durable. Most importantly, the stiffness combined with the slot size is "just right" for gripping the cord/thread securely in it's slot while you're working.
I have both their larger and smaller disc. The smaller disc can do anything the larger disc can do, and visa versa. I especially like the smaller disc when I'm making something small, like earrings.
I like the repetitive motion of making kumihimo. This disc, some bobbins, cord and beads is all you need to make some great pieces that will look like they were much harder to make than they are. ...It's a very rewarding technique. ;o)