Hi I'm new to the thread and as of right now do not own an element. I am seriously consider buying one for my new vehicle in may. Everything about it so far I love but my one question is how does it handle on the beach? I'm from nj so any input to beaches in this specific are would be great but anything will do. My basic question is how compact does the sand have to be for the element to perform well and how loose before I get into big trouble? Thanks in advance guys!