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Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
If you’re looking for a standup paddle board that was designed and built with the female paddler in mind look no further. The Surftech Jetsetter is a board that is great for all around paddling but can also dabble in touring and even some yoga. The board is lightweight and easy to carry and is also quite stable. This board is going to work better for paddlers on the smaller size due to the lower volume and overall thickness of the board. Depending on the size you go with the board ranges in price from $999-$1,049 and is a beautiful package for an affordable price.
The Surftech Jetsetter is the product of a collab between Surftech and Pura Vida. The board comes in two different sizes 10’4 and 11’4 with the colorways being slightly different between the two. The graphics here are phenomenal and absolutely gorgeous. With primarily pink colorways the board is targeted more towards the female paddler but men can easily love and appreciate the design here. While not included, the board also has a matching paddle and leash combo that, when put together, make the package one of the most gorgeous on the market. Carrying the board is made easy in part due to the weight of the board but also the handle that allows for a full grip. The shape of the board makes it more geared towards touring with the nose of the board being at more of a point than rounded and it also has a nice little rocker to it. On the water, the board paddled nice and smooth and even somewhat fast. The board also felt stable and was easy to turn. This board is perfect for anyone who is looking to glide with friends anywhere from around the dock to up to two miles or so. This board is a great option for smaller paddlers however larger paddlers might need to either size up to the 11’2 to get more stability and float from the board. Long story short, if you’re a smaller paddler that loves a great design, both graphically and in shape, with good quality and fair pricing, the Jetsetter is a great option.
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 31" x 4.3"
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, FCS deck plug
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.
|10 Feet 4 Inches||31 Inches||4.3 Inches||182 L|
|11 Feet 4 Inches||32 Inches||4.5 Inches||213 L|
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