Who is it for?
If you’re looking for a non-inflatable, very stable touring board to paddle mid to long-range distances, then the Performance Touring Cocomat from NSP is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in the Cocomat construction which is durable and has its ups and downs. Due to its 32 inches in width the board is very stable but it also is moderately heavy weighing 35.5 lbs with 2.84 lbs per foot. Its shape makes the Performance Touring Cocomat a touring board suited for paddlers of all skill levels and was designed with recreational paddling in mind. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for mid to long distance paddling 3-10 miles. Retailing at $1,599 the board is among the high-tier price point but comes with the best the brand has on offer.
On first impressions, the graphics and color are stunning, the shape design is very thoughtful and the construction strikes as very durable. The Performance Touring Cocomat has some gorgeous looks, having the earth-y texture of the Cocomat and the mustard yellow rails which compliment the coloring of the Cocomat. The shape design is unique for boards in these categories having a bulbous nose which is rather unique and offers many other features like bungees, 10 different plugs, and a GPS mount, which are great accessories to have for touring paddling. And the construction does appear as very strong. This paddle board is difficult to carry being that it weighs 35.5 lbs and the glide feels average. And once you put it all together, the Performance Touring Cocomat is a very stable touring board that anyone should be able to stand on and paddle away.
Primary UseTouring Use
Paddle Boards fall into two broad categories, All-Around and Specialty boards, with all-around designed primarily for recreation while speciality boards for top performance in specific disciplines
Durability is largely a result of the board construction and shape, with more durable boards typically carrying more materials (added layers, PVC, etc) and as such adding to the weight.
Stability is a product of construction and shape, where boards w/ 30”+ wide and 200+ liters in volume offer plenty of stability for your AVG adult while a board under 26” wide is a challenge.
Glide is a result of board shape and construction, w/ boards weighing under 30lbs and designed for racing offering best glide while recreational boards normally being on the slow side
Dimensions12'6" x 32" x 8.38"
Industry standard in board dimensions reads: L (length, from nose to tail) x W (width, from rail to rail at midpoint length), and H (height, from top to bottom of board at midpoint length).
Standup paddle boards tend to fall into 4 different weight classes: extremely lightweight (under 20 lbs), lightweight (20-28 lbs), average weight (28-35 lbs), heavy (above 35 lbs).
Volume is a key metric to determine how much weight a board can carry. Boards w/ 200+ liters offer most floatation with boards under 150 liters typically for high-performance surf
Capacity is the max cargo weight a stand up paddle board can carry, considering not only the paddler’s weight but whatever else the paddler may choose to carry alongside him/her.
Add On'sBungee/10 Fin Plugs/GPS Mount/Bulbous Nose
Add-on’s include bungee cords, a minimalist way to haul things; Connexsup, which allows for all sorts of attachments, even fishing rods; and FCS II/Connect, for easy fin instal.
HandleInternal Ergo Grip
Handles directly affect carrying ease, with external grip handles (Liftsup & EZgrab) offering most comfort, Internal Ergo Grip the mid-tier comfort, and box handles as least comfortable.
Fishing rod holders and/or paddle holders can make paddling that much more pleasant, esp. when needing holders for the rod or having a safe place for the paddle during yoga.
|12 Feet 6 Inches||32 Inches||8 Inches||317 L|
|14 Feet||32 Inches||8 Inches||332 L|
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