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Aqua Marina Fusion

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Overview:

Paddle Board Highlights

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for an inflatable all-around SUP that’s best suited for beginner paddlers, take a look at the Aqua Marina Fusion. Priced at $499, this board comes equipped with a bag, paddle, pump, fin, and leash which is essentially everything you need right outside the gate. With an MSRP of $499, this board sits at the lower end of the mid-tier market in terms of affordability. Due to its shape, this board is well suited for paddlers of all skill levels and is designed for paddling short to mid-range distances, able to handle some light chop. The board is extremely lightweight, weighing only 19 lbs, so it’s very easy to carry.

First Impressions

The board design here was clean and simple, the orange coloring throughout definitely gave it pop out on the water. The box that the board came in is beautiful with graphics and images of the board and the contents inside the package were basic, all black branded accessories, excluding the pump which was red. The leash that’s included will definitely serve its purpose in terms of safety, but quality-wise it doesn’t quite meet the standard that we see in most other inflatable packages with a more rigid, durable leash. Something that stood out on the board design was the pintail which is something you’re more likely to see on a race or touring board. The pintail design provides maximum flow as the water exits the tail section of the board without being “dumped” providing a better hold which helps with speed. The lightweight technology on the Fusion was definitely noticeable when carrying the board to the water—super easy and light, under 20lbs. When getting onto the board, it felt pretty stable due to the thickness being 6 inches, but does lose some of its stability with the narrowing of the board towards the tail, so something to keep in mind if stability is what you’re after. Overall, this board would be good for anyone looking for an all-around board that can track well, is great for both kids and adults alike and is incredibly affordable coming with all the basic necessities needed to get on the water and have a good time.

Benefits

  • Primary Use

    All Around

    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

    Somewhat fragile

    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.

  • Carrying

    Very Easy

    Carrying ease is determined by board weight and handle type, where a board weighing under 20lbs with a Liftsup handle is extremely easy to carry while a 35+lbs board quite difficult.

  • Stability

    Stable

    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

    Average

    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.

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  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
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  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Stand Up Paddle Board Review 2022

 

Learn more on the Aqua Marina website.

Features

  • Dimensions

    10'10" x 32" x 6"

    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).

  • Weight

    19.2 lbs

    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

    320 L

    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

    330 lbs

    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's

    Bungee Nose, D Ring, Paddle Included, Leash Included, Shoulder Strap

    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.

  • Handle

    Strap

    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.

  • Holders

    No

    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.

Sizes Available

LengthWidthThicknessVolume
10 Feet 10 Inches 32 Inches 6 Inches 320 L

 

Learn more on the Aqua Marina website.

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Last modified onTuesday, 19 July 2022 16:52
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