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Overview:

Paddle Board Highlights

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a very stable, non-inflatable, fishing paddle board to paddle short-range distances then the Tracker from Boardworks is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in Boardworks’ Innegra Glass Krypto-Mat construction which is highly durable and has its ups and downs. Because the board is 36 inches wide it is incredibly stable which is ideal for fishing where added stability is needed. While extremely durable, it’s construction is very heavy coming in over 4 lbs per foot weighing 47.04 lbs It’s shape makes the Tracker a board that can be used by anyone but was designed primarily for SUP fishing. It’s construction and shape combined best fit this board for short-distance paddling, around the beach and dock. Retailing at $1,999 the Tracker is a high-price point stand up paddle board.

First Impressions

On first impressions, the graphics and color are good, the shape design is quite thoughtful, and the construction strikes as strong. The Tracker has some nice looks, coming with some interesting mix of colors and graphics intended to be quite lively. The shape design is typical of boards in the SUP fishing category offering features primarily for enjoying time on the water with a fishing pole in hand. And, the construction does appear rugged as something that can survive heavy use. This paddle board is very difficult to carry as it weighs over 47 lbs. However, the LiftSUP handle used makes the board much easier to carry compared to boards that use a standard ergonomic handle. The glide feels slow and heavy which is to be expected since lightweight construction and speed-centric designs are not at all a focus. The ConnexSUP deck plugins and bungee tie downs are a bonus as they are convenient accessories to help keep your fishing tools in check while out on the water. And once you put it all together, the Tracker is very stable so everyone who can walk should be able to easily stand on it and paddle away.

Benefits

  • Primary Use

    Fishing 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

    Very Strong

    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 Difficult

    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

    Very 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

    Slow

    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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Learn more on the Boardworks website.

Features

  • Dimensions

    11' x 36" x 5"

    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

    47.04 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

    247 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

    270 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/FCS II/4 ConnexSup Plugs/3 Points for tie downs/FCS Touring Fin 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.

  • Handle

    Liftsup

    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
11 Feet 36 Inches 5 Inches 247 L

 

Learn more on the Boardworks website.

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