but we’d have to buy one for the Slingshot…. Hi there – I’m debating between the Gili and the iRocker All-Around. With kayaks, I always feel they’re too wide and bother my shoulders and after an hour or so my back is killing me because I’m slouched over. The carbon fiber rails are nice, and the board is very well made all the way around. Nice site and reviews! But, I am worried about the dogs “puncturing” the material. I’ve read lots of your reviews but what would you recommend for our first boards? Let me know if you have further questions and what you decide to do! Or even better, leave us a comment below. Versatility really! Their newest model switches from having a drop-stich technology to a new technology I’ve never seen on a paddleboard. It is a smallmouth bass destination after all. It’s great for beginners and reasonably priced. But a little bit of practice will work wonders. If you removed the fishing option I’d go for the iRocker. It makes it much easier to roll it up. Surf Whether it is for ocean or river surfing these boards are designed to hand surfing on waves, standing waves or moving. Live in Wisconsin will be using on lakes mostly, some rivers perhaps, but would be larger, deeper rivers. I loved this article and loved how you broke your analysis down. Handles everywhere, including on the bungee cord, purposefully added for your kids to hold onto. That’s going to have the most weight capacity (485 lbs) and space (11’6 x 34″) for everything you are wanting to do. Carry bag with mesh sides and drain holes. Wondering why the IRocker is always at a more economical price though? Thanks. I like speed as I have to keep up with my friends in kayaks. Whichever friend I bring a long(on the second board) will likely be a beginner. At SupBoardGuide.com, we not only physically test each board we recommend, but we spend hours talking with manufacturers and give them advice on how to better improve their boards every year. It’s also very lightweight, built with what we like to call ‘premium’ dual layer fusion construction, comes with a ton of different fin options, and is also only 5” thick. Are there any inflatables that have the kayak seat as an add-on that you would recommend? Is there a noticeable difference in speed from a 10′ to an 11′ board on smoother water? Keep in mind though that it will be a bit less stable than other boards that have a wider nose. I glad you are also recommending a touring board, as it seems like that style is best suited to those long straight lines I’m craving. Plus if we have two adult boards, we might be able to convince my husband to come out sometimes. Aloha, At 235lbs I would like to pickup an inflatable that holds my weight and tracks well. Or is the Red co. really that much better for an intermediate paddler like me? Thanks a lot for your reviews, I have like 10 windows of them in my computer right now. I don’t need fishing or chair attachments or other stuff on it. Never got the chance to test them unfortunately so there is not a ton I can tell you about BOTE. I am 5’7 and am not sure if I should get the irocker all around 10′ or 11. Buy Stand Up Paddle Boards Online. This is by far the most helpful article I’ve read on this yet! You also have two size options to choose from – the 10’ or 11’ models. Just make sure your board is completely dry before you roll it up and store it in the travel bag. You can read my full review here. It’s better for cruising (more glide) but to much to handle for some shorter females. Based on your size and how you plan on using it with your son, the 2019 iRocker All-Around will be a great board for you. However, now you’ve got me thinking my daughter can use a 10′ board. The first few inflatables were pretty useless. Thanks for sharing this video here. There’s a difference. The Red Paddle Co 12’6 I find a little faster, as it’s only 30″ wide, where the Blackfin Model V would allow you to put more gear as it has a higher weight capacity with it’s 32″ width. It’s also still stable enough that even a beginner could handle it so you won’t have any problems staying on your feet. The Model X would also hold you fine but the XL will just be more stable with a few extras on board . Now you can sit, stand, surf, fish, tour, and perform yoga on these wonderful … Wondering how the compare because the prices are much higher. What are your thoughts on Sea Eagle Needlenose 116? As far as turning, I mean it turns slower, not harder. An honest comparison was actually necessary to deal with inflatable sup and hard board and only after that one should choose the correct one for them. I have weak rotator cuffs so I worry about a wide board, but I also worry being new to the sport that I don’t have the balance yet. Which iSUP would you recommend for me? 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