The 12' 6" touring board...
The 12' 6" touring board from Xterra is one of the best boards out there in the touring class. I have paddled several and this one sets the bar high. Some are more expensive, but you will not find a better board.
Very responsive design and outstanding stability.Perfect length. Stylish and highly manageable for beginner or pro.
Island hopping, surf play and camping.
Great all-around board...
Great all-around board that combines portability with quality construction. I have ridden hard boards and xterra's shorter inflatable and have enjoyed this board the most. Even like the mini-workout inflating with hand-pump.
Light, easy to transport, stable, fast.
Included paddle broke after moderate use. Pump broke after moderate use. Customer service is not great, though they do come around to replacing broken parts with sufficient prodding.
Primarily for exercise, hard paddling for cardio, but also more relaxed touring. Have used it on serene flat water and very choppy bigger lakes with a lot of high-speed boat traffic.
Great quality board, bag,...
Great quality board, bag, pump, and paddle is good for now. I also purchased the leash which is also nice quality. The pump works well and once it gets hard to pump you can open the valve to ease the pumping to desired pressure. After trying a few other boards this one is quick and tracks well. I was able to move around and up and down without falling off. very glad I went with the Xterra 12'6" touring board. Everything fits in the bag with room for my PDF. This will also get people's attention at the lake when you glide by. I have even thrown it on the roof rack and drove to and from the lake without worries.
I would have no worries about buying another one from Xterra boards.
- easy to pump up
- very rigid when at 15psi
- tracks very well on the water
- breaks through waves
- name on side starting to come off
- no upgradable paddle
I have used it so far just for touring and practice racing. Also great to just sit around in the middle of a lake and enjoy the sun.