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Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
If you’re looking for a non-inflatable paddle board that’s under $1k and is great for beginners, take a look at Tahe’s Breeze Performer. This paddle board utilizes Tahe’s Ace-Tec construction making it able to withstand more than paddleboards that are built with fiberglass. The Breeze Performer is a good board for beginners looking for a board that does well in a variety of conditions. Whether you want to do some all around paddling, catch a few waves, take a SUP yoga class or just have something that works well for the entire family this board can do just that. It is on the heavier side at just over 31lbs but carrying isn’t too difficult. Priced at $899 this is a solid board at a fair price.
At first glance, the 10’6 Breeze Performer has a really nice wood design on the nose that blends in nicely with some green, blues and aqua color graphics and are duplicated on the deckpad near the tail of the board. The deckpad covers about 70% of the board and feels nice and soft to the touch and the handle features an ergo well grip. The nose of the board also features an option to add a simple bungee to hold down something lightweight. The board comes with 3 fins total, 2 FCS sidebites and the center fin which is the tool-less FCS II 1x0” Dolphin fin. The Breeze Performer utilizes Tahe’s Ace-Tec construction which is a Thermoforming around a Polystyrene Core and makes it very rigid and durable. Although the board weighs around 31lbs it didn’t feel too difficult to carry. When getting onto the board it wasn’t as stable as it was expected to be but the average paddler should feel pretty comfortable when paddling around. Turning the board was fairly easy. The Breeze Performer is a good option for all around paddling and can even dabble in some mellow surf conditions. If you’re looking for something rigid and versatile this is a good choice.
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 31.5" x ?"
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.
Capacity200lbs / 90kg
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 II, Handle on tail
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 6 Inches||31.5 Inches||? Inches||185 L|
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