NSP 11'6 Reviews
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This is a fine all-around...
This is a fine all-around board. It's a little big for serious wave riding (does fine on small waves though), but this board is perfect for messing around on the beach or in calm waters. NSP hulls are pretty tough, so you can count on this board lasting as long as you want to keep it. I did a nine mile paddle on one, through choppy water. I wasn't the best board for such a ride, but it handled the rough water fine.
I have a 11'6" NSP Elements, I am 6' 5" at 240lbs, 63 years old. This is a great all around board, small wave surf, bayou touring, or just goofing around in the bay here in Fla...
Nice beginners board
epoxy stands up to abuse
slow for touring
exercise, touring, recreation
I purchased an NSP 11'6"...
I purchased an NSP 11'6" board which was well used by its previous owners, a rental shop. And have to say there's a reason they purchased these boards as their stock rental boards. The NSP is built tough and made to last! I've used on calm days and up to chest high surf. With its full deck pad and tri-fin box its stable, easy to paddle and a lot of fun.
Very stable, I've put friends and family on it who've never been on a SUP and they were able to get the handle of it quick and effortlessly. Great board to bring to the beach on days with small surf.
Dropping in on bigger waves is really tough, its designed more for cruising and surfing small stuff.
Its also a heavy board, takes a little effort to get it from point A to point B.
Fun board to use in small surf and for cruising around on calm days.
Honestly, if I had to have...
Honestly, if I had to have only one board, this would be the board. I'm 190lbs and it works on flat, surf, down winders in the best and WORST conditions. I have 3 other boards - 12.6 Tahoe, 14ft Coco Mat, and 12ft Bark. They are all great, but used for certain conditions. This 11.6 NSP is durable and so stable I can ride in really bad conditions (like 30mph down winder) and actually have a great time surfing bumps without worrying about stability at all. It's so durable, I am happy to lend it to family and friends even if they are beginners.
stability. anyone can ride it. able to surf it up to 5ft waves. fun even in very rough conditions.
it's not light, so wouldn't want to have my daughters carry it on long hauls...me either.
General paddles flat water and bumpy gulf. Fun for surfing and down winders.
I love my board. the...
I love my board. the stability makes me feel safe. It is fun to take my grandaughter along for a ride on front with face in water and her snorkle and mask she sees everything underwater. I really enjoyed touring the little islands in the lower keys and what a great workout in the wind!
love the stability. has never flipped in wind. can take passenger on front if i want
a little difficult with size and weight, loading on top of an suv and carrying it if I have any distance to water
in the florida keys , mostly flat water for exercise and touring
A larger all-purpose board...
A larger all-purpose board that is a joy on flatwater and is quite capable in chop and waves. My board has been used by a number of beginners and is a good board for introducing large people and kids to SUP. It's durable, so you don't need to worry about beginners dinging it. Works well for me and my dog.
Tough, durable board. Large padded surface for your feet. Capable of supporting large people and is pretty efficient for the width.
No cons. I may buy a longer faster board someday.
Let's start out with, this...
Let's start out with, this board is awesome. I've had by NSP 11'6 now for three years. I'm out on it 3 to 4 times a week between April and October, for mostly touring and exercise. This board floats me fine I am 6'4" tall and my weight fluctuates between 250 and 300 and I have no problem carrying this board or mounting it to the top of my car.
Stability, thickness, length and padding
Can't really think of anything bad about this board
Touring and exercise
AVID kayaker 5 necky....
AVID kayaker 5 necky. dolphins ,1 C.D. extreme kevlar kayak. Just got into SUP paddling ,summer of 2012. I'm 55,6ft & weigh 220... wow what a great workout & what a great. board .....from beginners to intermediates & large folk this board will bring you miles of fun.... .just bought NSP 14 ft cocommat racer for longer distances.
Stability ,user beginner to intermediate. Price & durability very good in comparison ,takes a hit & keeps going . Its a big board but quite menueverble ...pivot turns sweeps, ect
Its large size ,good for somethings bad for straight tracking. ,esp in adverse condition severe wind & chop...flat piece of cake...
I use for exercise ,great wholebody workout got a 12. pack gonna make it a 6 pack soon. Done a lot of touring. 3-4 ml , most 9 mile tour .Surfed a few times small waves off of sandbars , what a blast looking foward to bigger waves
Had this board since July...
Had this board since July and got out 30 or 40 times so far, mostly on fairly calm ocean. Well made, good finish,reasonable weight for it's size. At 220L it will float anybody but still handles well. Stable and easy to paddle, I haven't fallen off yet. For my size (220)it was a perfect choice. My wife got the 10'2" and loves it.
I would buy this again.
Super stable and floaty
Ocean touring near our home. 3 to 5 miles at a time.
Nice board, good all...
Nice board, good all around for all in the family.
Able to take a hit, nice clean glide.
Big as a Barn