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CA Board Company Ranger

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Overview:

Paddle Board Highlights

Who is it for?

The Ranger by California Board Company is a standup paddle board designed for beginner paddlers who are looking for a non-inflatable and affordable paddle board. The Ranger is very stable having a 33in width on the deck and is great for beginner paddlers and those looking something solid on the water. The board will be best suited for short distance paddling and is designed primarily for recreation. The board is a bit heavy and difficult to carry, weighing just under 30lbs but it comes at a very affordable price of $599.

First Impressions

At first glance the graphics on the Ranger are neat with the fading blues on the deck and rails of the board. The shape of the board is exactly what you’d expect for an all around board and the design of the board offers some pretty cool features. In the center of the board on the deck there is a waterproof compartment where you can store personal items that you’d like to take with you which can come in handy. The handle of the board also doubles as a paddle holder which is a pretty neat feature. The board also seems durable as something that can survive tons of use but because the board weighs just over 29lbs is can be somewhat difficult to carry which also affects the glide of the board making it somewhat slow on the water. The Ranger is however very stable making it a board that everyone who can walk should be able to easily stand on and paddle away.

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

    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

    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

  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018
  • CA Board Company Ranger Paddle Board Review 2018

 

Learn more on the CA Board Company website.

Features

  • Dimensions

    10'6" x 33" x 5.5"

    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

    29.12 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

    n/a

    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

    300 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/Waterproof Storage/Paddle Holder/Camera Mount on Nose/Comes with Leash, Paddle and Roof Racks

    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

    Box

    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

    Yes

    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 6 Inches 33 Inches 5.5 Inches n/a

 

Learn more on the CA Board Company website.

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Last modified onWednesday, 09 May 2018 17:24
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