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Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
If you’re looking for an inflatable paddle board that is affordable and best used for all around paddling, check out the Triton from Aqua Marina. At just $519 the Triton is a great package for its price point. Carrying the board is nice and easy, it’s really stable at 32 in. wide and is a board that can work for paddlers of all ages and skill levels. The board will work best in short distance paddling near the shore and dock and is an easy choice for paddlers looking for a good package on a budget.
The 11'2 Triton is the stiffest Aqua Marina board we've paddled to-date. For a price-point board it's very stiff (a good thing) and has a nice shape to it where it seems to be a hybrid between an all around and touring board. The graphics are really nice with the different shades of blue and it tracks well on the water. The board features an improved inflatable pump and connector, making the connection between the pump and board easy to use, which hasn't always been the case with Aqua Marina boards in the past. The board comes in a package that includes everything you need: a paddle, leash, carry bag, pump, fin and repair kit. For a price point board, this is one that we definitely recommend.
Primary UseAll 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 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.
Dimensions11'2" 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).
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 Nose, Paddle Included, Leash Included
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.
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.
|11 Feet 6 Inches||32 Inches||6 Inches||320 L|
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