Tried this board out the...
Tried this board out the other day on a flatwater lake. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't really feel like an inflatable board. Very solid and had great glide in the water. The board felt really sturdy, the pad was comfortable to stand on and had a good texture. The board tracked well and the needlenose was a nice touch. It leaves a little extra room to maneuver the paddle and I felt like I was able to build up speed quickly. The board also had an inflatable kayak seat. I think this is a great addition, although I feel like the seat is a little bulky and I don't really like the look of it--I feel like the white seat will get dingy very quickly. This is probably only cosmetic, but still something that would eventually get to me. I was able to stand up on this board pretty comfortably even with the seat inflated and attached so it didn't really get in the way and the board had great balance. It was able to be inflated and deflated quickly and the bundle is a great deal as it includes a kayak seat, SUP paddle and a separate kayak paddle.
Very solid, sturdy board. Fun to ride and tracked well. Can build up some speed on this board.
Mostly cosmetic--I don't love the white and blue color scheme. In particular, the white kayak seat seems like something that will pick up a lot of wear and tear with use.
Flatwater lake paddling.
Great first ISUP. Solid...
Great first ISUP. Solid and stable. The hard Needle Nose really cuts small waves and protects from damage when I bumped barnacle covered pileings. The large center fin is easy to attach and remove, it also has bilateral smaller fins. I bought it "used" (a return) for a good price. Made from substantial material and extra reinforcement around edges. I called and got
friendly service. When I tell people it's an inflatable they are surprised. I can get a nice wake -- it moves.
Stable platform, tracks well, easy to transport , light enough to pull up on to finger pier. Comfortable to sit, kneel, stand or just lay on my back and soak up the sun.
A little tricky rolling it up. I don't use the Kayak seat (available extra)
So far -- Paddling canals and Bay in Ocean City MD. very Relaxing, and great core exercise . I paddle Kayak style and stand up. Coming up -- local canal, river , and state park lake about 25 miles away
This is my first SUP,...
This is my first SUP, purchased after just two times on rental boards and falling in love with the sport. Because of this I cannot really compare it to other boards but I can say that this board is serving me very well and was well worth the money spent. All in all I have but one complaint, which I will list below in the pros and cons.
1. Very well made, easy to inflate, easy to handle as a 115 pound woman. Took on 6 week road trip during most of which board remained inflated and strapped to roof of Honda Civic. No problems.
2. Also purchased the inflatable seat which hooks to sturdy O-Rings and converts board to semi kayak.
3. Needle Nose allows speed.
4. Lightweight and well made.
5. Small company (Sea Eagle) so good personalized customer service.
1. Needle nose awkward when deflated. Makes board hard to pack as air valve at opposite end of board.
2. Carry Bag included in package inadequate and poorly made.