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Best paddle boards for beginners

Best paddle boards for beginners

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner to get a good start at paddleboarding. It’s an exciting and easy sport, and after seeing people doing it or trying, now you want to have your own paddleboard. This article might be able to help you […]

ISLE Cruiser Soft Top Stand up Paddle Board review

ISLE Cruiser Soft Top Stand up Paddle Board review

The Isle cruiser is the most durable of all the standup paddleboards. Their previous design has been turned into a soft top with plenty of it on water. And guess what? It’s at an affordable price. Its unparalleled durability is down to the double string foam core which has a fibreglass wrap and EVA deck pad. Its shape and design give the board the strength and rigidity required for paddleboarding. The crocodile textured skin brings comfort and allows better grip and traction for long paddles. It has a sizeable front bungee section for easy securing and retrieval of gear. Also, the board has the lift Sup handle, which provides you with a firm grip which you can use to transport it safely.

Specifications

Weight 23.5LBS
length 10’5’’
Centre width 32’’
volume 175 LITERS
Maximum capacity 235LBS
Board thickness 4.5’’
Isle Cruiser Soft Top Paddleboard
Isle Cruiser Soft Top Paddleboard

What we like about ISLE Cruiser Soft Top Stand up Paddle Board

This fantastic all-around board has a lot to offer to anyone using it. It has plenty of reasons why you should choose it.

Ease of use

The board’s design makes it easy to use. For example, its width makes it perfect for beginners.

The size

The length and width are perfect. You can do a lot with the board. For example, its length allows you to paddle even at your local lake, and when tired, you can lie on top of it without your feet touching the ground. Also, you can do yoga, fishing- all because it has a perfect size.

The surface stability

We all know that things can get wet and slippery. The truth is there are some paddle boards don’t have a textured grip, and hence they get very tricky. However, this one has a crocodile skin texture which provides you with a firm grip to prevent you from slipping off the board.

Accessibility of the cargo

The front bungee section is large enough to store and retrieve your gear easily. Therefore, you don’t have to make twists and turns to get some stuff anytime you want to. It’s especially crucial if you have some passengers on board and you want to keep them balanced.

What we don’t like

We already have seen what makes this paddleboard a perfect choice. However, there are some drawbacks which might make you reconsider choosing it.

Not suitable for larger paddlers

The board’s weight capacity is excellent for an average person. But for very tall and heavy people it might get complicated to use this board.

The weight

The board’s 30 pounds weight might feel very heavy for some people. If you have secured some cargo to your board, it means you will have to it too, which makes it extremely heavy. Even with its strategically placed handle, it is still can cause hand fatigue to some.

Best suited for

  • Beginners
  • Average riders
  • All-purpose

Not suited for

  • Someone who wants speed: This board is a bit slower compared to other boards of the same size and weight
  • Lots of waves: It might not stand up to more than calmer waters

 

Blackfin Model X Inflatable SUP review

Blackfin Model X Inflatable SUP review

Last year, the introduction of Blackfins mesmerized all of us.  I guess you were excited. The Blackfins looked suave, and they had features such as carbon rails which we had not seen before. How about the 2019’s? Have they improved the models in any different […]

Atoll 11 Foot Stand up Paddle Board review

Atoll 11 Foot Stand up Paddle Board review

The Atoll 11′ inflatable paddle board has lots of things that make it a popular choice; it’s the reason why we find it an enjoyment to review it. Because of its stability, we found it very easy to paddle. It has an envying shape and […]

iRocker All-Around Inflatable SUP review

iRocker All-Around Inflatable SUP review

iROCKER SUP is a young company, but they have made themselves popular because of its affordable prices and the shape and design of their SUPs. In this review, we are going to look at the model’s improved features and construction, which makes it easy to perform incredibly well in all conditions. The upgrade on the design and materials is like no other.

Last year’s inflatable board was a fantastic board and could perform well in other conditions but even though it’s not perfect for surfing you might be surprised how effective it would be if you take it somewhere.

It’s mainly made for big riders and those who want to ride with extra people. It’s an excellent option for those who want to ride with their family.

Specifications

Length 11’
Width 32’’
Thickness 6’’
Weight capacity 435 lbs
Weight 27 lbs

 

Board design and materials

There are new colour schemes on the latest design’s carbon rails and the deck. There has been an upgrade on the materials, and extra handles have been included for better comfort and grip.

In our opinion, the new design is better. The board looks more sleek and modern. The remade boat looks like no other.

Gills have been added on the rails, and a crocodile skin texture has been incorporated in the deck. Also, the floor has new materials on top, new sets of colour which depends on the choice of your board.

The new iRocker 11’ comes in blue, crispy whites, elegant grey and blue colours. They have also done a thing with the paddle as it matches with the board you choose.

There are more features on the board. It now has new handles which can be removed at will. The handles are on the front of the deck where the bungee cord attaches to the D-rings. They are essential for your extra passengers. It’s where they hold onto when on the board. Its tapered nose has plenty of space where you can secure your gear. Also, there is a D-ring at the tail for your leash.

The board’s material has an extra layer of PVC. The iRockers All-Around boards previously had three, but the new one has a fourth layer. The extra layer has been vital in improving the board’s rigidity, durability and stability. Also, this has made the boat more valuable.

iRocker All Around 11' Inflatable

Pros

  • Increased stability
  • improved performance
  • Extreme durability
  • Affordable
  • Very versatile
  • Has a sporty look
  • Very rigid
  • Removable fins for easier packing and securing gear
  • Has a large front bungee section for securing your equipment
  • Comes in 4 colours to help in your choice
  • Has removable safety handles at the nose for the protection of children
  • Extra D-rings for attaching your kayak seat and shoulder strap and gear
  • Plenty and high-quality accessories included on the board
  • Full throttle pump for easy inflation of the board
  • Two-year warranty
  • Has a 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Top-notch customer service

Cons

Perhaps there are some few shortcomings:

  • No handle at the nose
  • It’s a bit heavy on the sides
  • The neoprene cover is not removable

 

Electric pump for paddleboards and kayaks

Electric pump for paddleboards and kayaks

The whole reason for an inflatable board is convenience. Granted I have never inflated by board with the hand pump, but I an electric pump is faster! Electric pumps inflate quickly, and automatically shut off when it is filled to the PSI you have set […]

Give mom a brand new paddleboard. The best Mothers Day SUP promos!

Give mom a brand new paddleboard. The best Mothers Day SUP promos!

This Mother’s Day, please don’t give mom anymore pajamas, perfume or flowers for Mother’s Day. Instead go bold with either clothers,  gear or give her a chance to try a brand new sport. SUP is ideal for all ages and active levels. Mom will have […]

Stranded at Fyre Festival

Stranded at Fyre Festival

Fyre Festival was all the rage on social media this Friday, April 28th. Look up #fyrefestival on Twitter or the festivals subreddit.

Stranded on Fyre Festival, scene from Castaway.

So from scanning multiple online news sources, as well as twitter, I can safely say this list is the only cross examined and confirmed accounts as to what exactly is happening.
-The “private flights” are chartered 737’s with economy class seating and a soda+chips for each person
-the luxury boutique accommodations are literal disaster relief tents with beds in them (even advertised as disaster relief tents on the manufacturer’s website. Some sources claim it’s the same ones used in the Haiti earthquake disaster.)
-The gourmet chef food handed out so far is two slices of bread, cheese slices and a handful of greens in a styrofoam container
-the “private island” is actually Great Exuma, which has a population of several thousand, with the festival taking place on a beach a stone’s throw from a major resort
-there was luggage stolen from the camp sites by locals
-the music hasn’t even started yet and yet half of the artists have cancelled because they weren’t payed, now it looks like the entire festival is being called off with all further flights cancelled on the tarmac
-the US embassy in the Bahamas is currently offering instance to stranded festivalgoers
-they can’t get enough planes in fast enough because all the incoming Miami flights were canceled
-there are no refunds at this time. The website has made a statement saying all sales are final.

9 good reasons why you should practice Stand Up Paddleboarding this summer

Looking for an easy and fun activity on which you can be successful on the first try? Looking to get out of the house for a physical activity that is easy and affordable? Looking for an activity that won’t get you bored after the first […]