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Great all round board ....

Great all round board . Very Stable . It tracks well and is built like a tank. It can handle all you throw at it. Heavier than most boards at a whopping 58 # though. But to be this big and stable it comes with the weight Pros Great all round board very stable tough Cons heavy Usage lake river

The YOLO yak was my first...

The YOLO yak was my first paddle boarding experience and it was a great one at that. Now I want to buy my own paddle board and go every weekend. I was afraid that I would weight too much but when I got on the board it made me feel very at ease. The width and overall size was perfect to keep you staying up right. I would definitely recommend paddle boarding for anyone wondering if they should try it. Pros the size and width Cons nothing Usage exercise, touring

The YOLOyak is a very...

The YOLOyak is a very stable board. I have two of them. I use them for everything from glide across the bay, fish, to taking bait 500 yards off the beach for shark fishing. Pros Very stable Cons A little on the heavy side Usage

If you have never been on...

If you have never been on a stand up paddle board and want to learn this is the board for you. This board has a very stable kayak base, which makes it close to impossible to fall off unless you're really trying to. Its material makes it very hardy.It is made to handle some weight so bigger paddlers can feel at ease! Pros Very stable, durable material, can hold bigger people. Cons Takes two people to handle, larger than a flat SUP. Usage I use this for pleasure and my son uses it for practice racing and exercise.

My first time stand up...

My first time stand up paddle boarding was on this type of board. It was really fun and relaxing though! This made me want to continue on paddle boarding as a fun and relaxing workout. Pros Easy to balance and stand up on. Extremely steady board. Cons It was slightly heavier than other boards I have used. Usage Exercise and touring

This board is great for...

This board is great for beginners and for durability. Very stable on the water and able to support larger athletes. It tracks well and is easy to handle on the water. Pros I like that beginners can get on this board and learn the sport. Cons Large, need 2 people to carry Usage Cruising the river.

The YOLOyak is this Mama...

The YOLOyak is this Mama Bear's personal favorite! At first I thought it would simply be a great "beginner" board, introducing the kids to the ocean without falling out too easily, etc, but it has quickly become an out-island necessity. YOLOyak is the perfect lovechild between a canoe and surf board, I hope to build a collection and use them for many years! Pros Weight and specs Cons Limited color options Usage Spear fishing w babies, paddling to nearby islands, "surf board" yoga, kiddy diving board and swim floaty, snorkeling, friendly racing and amateur surfing.

The YOLOyak is very...

The YOLOyak is very beginner friendly and nearly indestructible as it is made of rotomolded plastic. The YOLOyak is a stable platform to stand up paddle or even fish. The YOLOyak can be paddled on your knees or even sitting down, but the best way to enjoy this SUP is to lie down and take it easy. Pros The YOLOyak is durable and forgiving as it is made of rotomolded plastic, so it can be stored outside and dropping it won't harm it. The YOLOyak has a large area, with lots of bungee cord, for securing lots of gear. The YOLOyak has a molded in hole perfect for a cable to lock it up if you wish. The YOLOyak is reasonably priced. Cons Because the YOLOyak is rotomolded plastic it is heavy. The YOLOyak isn't a very efficient paddle craft, there is minimal glide after one stops paddling. Usage We use our YOLOyaks on the rivers and lakes in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The YOLOyak is a great platform for swimming or fishing. We regularly paddle 6-20 miles on the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers. The YOLOyak would make great rental units because of their durability and price point.

Yoloyak is my first board....

Yoloyak is my first board. This is a fantastic beginner board. It is wonderful for the entire family especially if you have kids or grandkids. Extremely durable. Well worth the purchase and tons of fun!!!! Thanks Standup.paddling.com For the instructional videos. Very helpful! A must watch for all beginners Pros Durability ....ease of learning on Cons Na Usage Exercise and recreation

I liked it a lot. It was...

I liked it a lot. It was fun to ride. Pros Very stable Cons Hard to get out in the water. Usage For fun

I bought the Yolo Yak in...

I bought the Yolo Yak in November 2011. I live in Tempe, Arizona...I alternate between the YAK and another kayak I have. I highly recommend it with a few caveats! Pros Stability, I like that I have been able to introduce several friends into trying it and most are hooked with being on the water...gives me padlling buddies. They have all enjoyed trying the board. It is a good workout, it is a beast to be sure, but you can move around on it! stand near the back and you pick up speed and use you core more. I like that you can a crate full of goods for the beach. I have seen a large lab on one. It can handle weight. My friend was 275 lbs and he enjoyed the workout and balance experience. I also like that for me, I can kneel or sit and kayak (I bring a kayak paddle every time). Mine has side handles, which makes it easier to lift and carry...you can add these on easily. I have taken a milk crate and sat on it admiring the morning....coffee in hand unique hull is a conversation starter...I haven't taken it paddle camping yet, but I am confident I can load up everything needed. Cons the biggest-weight...hard to lift onto a small SUV....though I have it down to an art. In the wind and waves on the lake it goes from SUP to tanker...but I use it for working out and enjoy the added challenge Add side handles or simply get an SUP partner and you are good to go... My only concern really is the weight...be careful loading and unloading if you are on your own. Usage I use it for working out, paddle hard, and kayak paddle on it. The YAK is perfect to teach your friends on and get them on the water. I also enjoy just a leisurely paddle

It was very fun to use...

It was very fun to use because it was very stable. It also let me (who has bad balance) use this board with no problem. The only main problem was how we got it out to the ocean. Pros Very stable Cons Hard to get past waves Usage Fun

Love it! This board...

Love it! This board handles everything! Pros Very sturdy and extremely stable in unstable waters. I'm a complete clutz and overweight and it handles me just fine. I can sit and picnic on it when it's time (on long outings), take photos, go into mangroves without worrying about damaging it, and I will never have to worry about inflating/deflating it, or cracking of any kind. And if by happenstance it falls off of the roof of my car (not likely to happen), it will still be in one piece when I pick it up. Cons It has NO way of carrying it. It is very thick, you can't just pick it up under your arm and go, as it doesn't have that part in the middle where you can stick your hand into. An outward handle would be better for this board, actually. I am 5'8", I have long arms and legs, and still have trouble getting it to the water and back onto the roof rack. I had to design and build a custom wheeled carrier for it, none of the ones out there are suitable for this board. I called the manufacturer for ideas, they were clueless. I also had to practice how to get it up there and back down, being that it is a little heavier than the foam boards and it has no handles, and I am prone to back injuries already. The hardware holding the criss-crossed bungee is not big enough to thread anything through it. The tethered handle at one end is positioned awkwardly and the board rocks as you try to carry it, and at the other end, the person (if you have anybody else to help...) has to hold it with both hands. The makers did not put much thought into the functional small details of this board. As bad as this may sound, I wouldn't recommend it for a small female. No offense intended for the exceptionally strong and fit petite ladies. Usage I would take it out much more frequently if it wasn't such a hassle to get it up/down and out/in. But when I finally do, I enjoy it so much! I use it to get away from the noise and rumble of life, to relax, to enjoy nature, to picnic out on the water, to get a work out against the current, and photograph my surroundings from angles otherwise unavailable. I've taken it out of town also. It's just so versatile and requires no maintenance. NOTE: the blue board pictured on the Left of this review is not exactly like mine. I have a Yellow YoloYak, and like I said, it has a handle at one end tethered through a hole big enough to thread a strap or rope through it to help you tow it, carry it or tie it down. I use the bungee net to keep my cooler, other equipment and the paddle secured when I'm taking a break or photos.

A lower price range board,...

A lower price range board, very durable,on the heavy side. Good board for beginners and rental company's. I found it to be a stable board easy to use if you are new to SUP. It has a built in fin and comes with a bungee on bow to carry things. Like the pfd you are supposed to wear or have with you. This is a good board a family could use without shelling out a lot of bucks and knowing it would last. Pros Durability, very stable, price . Cons weight and ability to go to windward. Usage exercise, touring, fun, just getting out on water.

My first time on a SUP and...

My first time on a SUP and I had no problem with balance and control even after paddling over two hours. Great beginner board. Pros Very stable, tracked straight, fun to paddle. Cons Too heavy. Usage Touring and lakes, exercise and yoga.
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