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Rogue Parlay

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Category: Race

Overview:

Paddle Board Highlights

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a flatwater race board, check out the Parlay from Rogue. The Parlay is a non-inflatable standup paddle board that excels in flatwater and is designed for the sprint racers. The board is best suited for highly advanced paddlers as it is very narrow, making it pretty unstable for the average paddler. The board comes in at an average weight of 25.7lbs but considering that it’s a 14’ board, it’s not too heavy and relatively easy to carry around. At $2,699, the Parlay is in the high-price point but comes with the best that the brand has to offer.

First Impressions

In a nutshell, the Rogue Parlay is a sprint board. It has a flat rocker and just knifes right through the water. It’s unstable which is to be expected since the main objective of the board is to go as fast as possible, so you want to make sure the instability here is something that you’re comfortable with and ready for. But, once you get going this board is going to help you reach incredible speeds. The graphics are nice and simple and the construction seems pretty solid. If you want to go fast, this one is definitely one to check out.

Benefits

  • Primary Use

    Race

    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

    Durable

    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

    Easy

    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 Unstable

    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 Fast

    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

    14' x 23" x 9.5"

    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

    25.7 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

    284.53 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

    275 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

    FCS II compatible, extra handles on rails

    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

    Ergo Well

    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
12 Feet 6 Inches 24 Inches 9.5 Inches 265 L
14 Feet 0 Inches 23 Inches 9.5 Inches 285 L
14 Feet 0 Inches 25 Inches 9.5 Inches 309 L

 

Learn more on the Boardworks website.

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Last modified onMonday, 30 March 2020 16:04
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