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Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
If you’re looking for a very lightweight, inflatable paddle board that doesn’t break the bank take a look at the NSP O² Allrounder. The O² Allrounder is a great starter board, perfect for all around paddling. It’s very lightweight, only weighing 18lbs which makes the board very easy to carry. To achieve the lighter weight the board only uses a single layer construction with a double layer on the rails so the durability does get compromised here just a bit. The O² Allrounder is offered in three different sizes so you’re sure to find a size that will be just right for you and your paddling needs.
The O² Allrounder at first look has a very clean white base with a subtle graphic down the center of the board which gives it a bit more personality. The board comes with a bungee on the nose as well as a D ring on the nose underneath as well as the tail, great for attachments and gear. This O² Allrounder comes with a coil leash, a three piece paddle, a deluxe backpack, and a high pressure double action pump, everything you need to get out on the water. The board is very easy to carry down to the water and had an average stability. It felt slightly less stable than a hard board would be at the same width. This O² Allrounder had a nice, easy glide and was easy to turn as well. This paddle board would be great for a family with kids who just want to get out on the water; you could potentially do yoga on it as well, with the pad covering most of the board. Overall, the O² Allrounder works as a beginner board and is something the entire family can enjoy.
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.
Dimensions10'6 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, D ring, 3 piece paddle included, Double layer rail tape
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 install.
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.
|9 Feet 8 Inches||31 Inches||6 Inches||277 L|
|10 Feet 6 Inches||32 Inches||6 Inches||301 L|
|11 Feet 6 Inches||33 Inches||6 Inches||345 L|
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