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Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
If you’re a beginner paddler looking for an affordable inflatable paddle board, check out the Aztron Lunar. This SUP is lightweight, has great graphics and is less than $500 USD / € 399. The board comes fully loaded with everything you need to get on the water. Along with the board itself, the package includes a 3-piece paddle, leash, center fin, double action pump, attached bungee cords for on-board storage and a matching bag to carry everything. The Lunar is best for short distance paddling, along the shore or near the dock and will work best for paddlers under the 250 lb mark.
The Lunar inflatable SUP is one of Aztron’s all around board models that features a double chamber, ultra-light technology. This feature is very uncommon for boards in the same price range as the Lunar and is definitely something to note. The Lunar has a beautiful teal design with a galaxy graphics as well at the nose, with pink accents, that would be perfect for females (or anyone who loves pops of pink) or a great size for a kid. Because of the smaller size of the board, it does somewhat limit it to paddlers that are of smaller stature, however, Aztron does claim it can hold up to 265 lbs/ 120kg. So, if you are a larger paddler, you might want to size up to make paddling a bit more comfortable and give you a bit more stability. This board was incredibly easy weighing just over 16 lbs. When getting on the board in the water, despite the shortness of the board, it was actually pretty stable; the glide felt average and it was really easy to turn. You can tell by the way it was made that it’s definitely good for a beginner board and something the family can all enjoy on the water.
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.
Dimensions9'9" 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.
Capacity120kg / 265 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'sBungee Nose, D Ring, 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.
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