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Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
If you’re looking for an affordable, all around inflatable paddle board that comes with a complete package, check out the iRocker All Around. The board is great for beginner paddlers and is very stable at 32 inches wide. The board is on the heavier side though and is somewhat difficult to carry, however this can be contributed to the tough construction of the board. The iRocker All around is a fully loaded package that includes the board, paddle, leash, fins, pump and bag all for just $639.
The color coordination is just off the map here with the iRocker. They really just thought this through. It's a really nice match of blue on the board with the paddle and leash accessories that come in the package. Speaking of accessories, this package is loaded with added accessories including a mount on the nose of the board together with a bungee cord and extra handles and tons of D rings for attachments allowing for you to attach a seat to the board and use it as a kayak/SUP hybrid. The construction seems strong but the weight feels heavier than usual for an inflatable paddle board but it comes with a lot of good stuff which makes up for the downside of the weight. A huge plus to this package is the pump. It's one of the best on the market. It has not only the two-chamber pump, but it also has duel action on the two chambers. So, it can inflate using two chambers and adds air to the board as you pull up and when you push down. (Most of the pumps on the market only add air to the board on the push-down.) With this feature, the board inflates much quicker than a board that uses a single chamber pump. Overall, this is a great package at the price point.
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' 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, 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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