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Overview:

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Who is it for?

The NSP Quest is an inflatable paddle board that is best suited for paddlers looking for a heavy-duty touring or fishing SUP that is in the mid-tier price point. The Quest is incredibly stable and is 39 in. wide, and the added side walls really help here making it perfect for hauling gear and/or reeling in your catch of the day. The board is more difficult to carry due to its size and weighs 39 lbs but paddlers of all ages and skill levels should be able to paddle this board with no problem. The board has a ton of added features including 3 air chambers, accessory mounts on the deck and tail, extra handles for carrying and triple action pump, to name a few. At $1,499 the Quest is a pretty affordable board considering all the added features and the ease of being able to store it in the trunk of your car.

First Impressions

The Quest by NSP is an extremely rugged inflatable fishing/touring paddleboard. If you’re looking for an inflatable board that can fit in your trunk but can still be taken out and used as a fishing platform out in the ocean, this is a highly compact solution and something you should take a look at. It has three chambers, so it should be legal wherever you take it since some regions, especially in Europe, require more than one chamber. The Quest also has a very special pump to get you going very quickly. It is a dual action pump full of knobs and special features to make it easier to inflate the board to the pressure you need. It is a phenomenal board with an incredibly stable platform. So if you are on the market for a fishing/touring board that has a ton of added features, you should definitely check out the NSP Quest.

Benefits

  • Primary Use

    Fishing

    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

    Rugged

    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

    Very 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 Surftech website.

Features

  • Dimensions

    11'6" x 39" x 5" + 2""

    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

    39.15 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

    340 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

    unknown

    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 nose/tail, Scotty Accessory Mounts, Paddle Holder, D ring, triple action pump

    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.

  • Handle

    Strap

    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
11 Feet 6 Inches 39 Inches 5" + 2" Inches 340 L

 

Learn more on the Surftech website.

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