ISLE Airtech Inflatable Explorer Stand Up Paddle Board (6" Thick) iSUP Package | Includes Adjustable Travel Paddle, Carrying Bag, Leash, Pump
|Price:||$845.00 - $895.00|
- AIRTECH CONSTRUCTION
- GREAT FOR ADVENTURE - Extra gear storage for those who like to paddle off the beaten path
- ULTRA DURABLE - Constructed with Military Grade PVC | 6" thick - No more dings or damage
- INCLUDES iSUP ACCESSORY BUNDLE - Adjustable Carbon Shaft / Nylon Blade Paddle, Carry backpack, High Pressure Pump, Coil Leash, ISLE Sticker Pack & Manual, and Snap In Travel Fin
- 30 DAY GUARANTEE + 1 YEAR WARRANTY ON MATERIALS - Risk free returns within 30 days
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WHY SHOP ISLE?
Born and bred on the water in San Diego, California since 2004. Our team is committed to bringing you the best quality paddle boards designed and tested by people who surf and paddle daily.
30 DAY NO RISK GUARANTEE + 1 YEAR WARRANTY ON MATERIALS
Ride it and love it or return it within 30 days! If you don't love your board, we will take it back no questions asked!
We also include a 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty against any defect in materials and workmanship - We have you covered!
DESIGNED FOR ADVENTURE
The ISLE Airtech® Explorer Fusion-Lite Inflatable Paddle Boards is designed for those who seek adventure on the water. Equipped with 15 individual D-Rings, Durable Nose and Tail Carry Handles and 2x Bungee Systems, giving you plenty of room to stash all your gear for those long-haul paddles and the capability to attach a cooler.
INCLUDES ACCESSORY BUNDLE
Includes 3 Piece Carbon Shaft / Nylon Blade Adjustable Travel Paddle, Carry Backpack, High Pressure Pump with Pressure Gauge (Inflates to 15 PSI), Coil Leash, Sticker Pack, Manual and Removable Travel Fin.
ABOUT AIRTECH FUSION-LITE CONSTURCTION
Revolutionary iSUP technology is now 30% lighter than comparable inflatable paddle boards without compromising quality. We utilize a unique high end manufacturing process which machine coats the drop stitch with a special seal and bonding layer, followed by a machine-laminated, higher-density PVC layer.
The result is a lighter, stiffer, more durable iSUP board without any of the extra weight.
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I have used this board 3 times, blown it up 4 times. It fits in the trunk of my sports car, I was able to use the SEA EAGLE's seat with the ISLE. My 3rd time out with the board and first time out with the seat, I paddle 12 miles and was very comfortable. I loved being able to sit down and stand up throughout the trip. Many of the kayaker's had sore bottoms and cramped legs. I had plenty of room for gear both on the front and on the back of the board. Because its wider than the Sea Eagle, it is more stable when you stand up and move around on the board. But this also makes it a slower board. I'm not really into the speed, just for pleasure and exercise.
I gave it a 4 star for several reasons but really for one main reason.
As stated in all the reviews, this is an all around board. Good for a lot of things, but great at nothing. I found it slow. It takes a lot of work to keep up with a mixed group of kayaks and SUP's that want a little speed. It is not made to go fast. The narrow Sea Eagle may be faster but less steady. I took steady over speed for my needs.
As a 50 yo woman , it takes about 200 pumps to inflate it. While this does not take long, the last 30 pumps are killer for me. I'm not strong enough to pump it above 10 PSI. However, that could be a great thing since it prevents me from over inflating. It was plenty hard and useable at 10 PSI as many of the reviews stated. I bought an electric pump for it, but have not figured out how to work it yet.
Many have stated in the reviews that the pump does not work. THIS IS NOT TRUE. I found the pump to work great and only took about 5 min to inflate the board. The pump does not list the PSI until the board is close to 10 PSI... or after the first 150-170 pumps or so. The more often I pump this board up, the quicker the butterfly flab under my upper arms will disappear. It is a 5 min workout that gets tougher as the minutes go bye until it becomes too hard to pump at all. Then its full. LOL. As soon as I rest up a few minutes, it's time to paddle that flab away on the water.
I have had this SUP for two months and have already logged over 100 miles on the water. I have rented inflatable SUPs on a couple of occasions but can't say that I was hooked. My girlfriend had mentioned going again and I decided that a pair of boards would make a nice Xmas present. Needless to say, I have been bitten by the SUP bug. We live on the intracoastal waterway in south Florida and I go out 3-4 times a week, usually at sunset. My trips average 5-6 miles. I find it so relaxing that I am getting up earlier and earlier to ensure that I have time before sunset for a quite trip. Last Saturday, I went out before sunrise and logged 11 miles in 3 hours.
As to stability, on the first couple of trips I would crouch down each time a boat wake came my way. Now, the wakes, wind and currents do not phase me at all. I am amazed at how stable the board is. Once your body learns to react instinctively to the movements of the board, it is nearly impossible to fall off. I finally stepped off for the first time this week, but only because I was in 6" of water and some barnacles grabbed the bottom fin and stopped the board. I have learned that you can get a great core workout by going out when it is particularly windy and choppy. You won't get very far very fast, but you'll work up a sweat in a hurry. My upper arms and chest are really firming up. For me, this is much more fun than hanging out in a gym listening to bad pop music. I much prefer Gary Clark, Jr., Anders Osborne or Sturgill Simpson. Just make sure that you are using a waterproof phone.
I am also pleased with the 3-piece adjustable paddle. It seems sufficiently stiff, even after average trips of 1.5-2.0 hours. I'm debating investing in a carbon fiber paddle, but will definitely try one out first; it's not clear to me that it will be sufficiently better. An important point: make sure and hold the paddle correctly. I realized that I was holding it backwards when I went online and was watching SUP videos. You might think of the paddle as a scoop, but this is not correct. I can't say switching to the correct method made a material difference in my speed, but I believe the correct method is slightly less stressful on my shoulders.
I have absolutely no complaint on tracking. Just make sure and use the detachable fin. I hopped in the water once and forgot to attach it and realized in 2 seconds how important it is. With it on, tracking is not an issue. I can hold a perfect line paddling on just one side by feathering the paddle in toward the board. In general, holding the paddle square, I find that 6-8 strokes on each side is a good rhythm.
As for feet placement, make sure and keep your feet square on the board. One day, I adopted an offset stance with my left foot slightly forward. I felt like I could control the board just a tad easier, but reaching around my left hip for close to two hours made my shoulder and back extremely sore. Using a proper stance, there should be no pain. This is almost always the case for me, unless I go really hard for 3 hours.
As for speed, I am very pleased with how fast the board goes. Based on the GPS on my phone, I average 3.7-3.9 mph. I can sustain 4.0 mph for about 3-4 miles, but inevitably the winds and current (or exhaustion) slow me down. I don't have meaningful experience with any other boards so can't really compare this to different style boards. I have passed more than one kayaker (another sport I really enjoy) out on the water, so the speed is acceptable to me.
Inflation is pretty easy. It takes 5 minutes or less using the manual pump to get the board to 15-16 psi. Some might opt for an electric pump, but personally I think the whole point of the board is to get some exercise. 5 minutes on the pump will certainly get the heart rate up. There's nothing wrong with that. I find that popping the plug out of the top of the pump at around 13 psi makes the last 2-3 lbs a little easier to achieve.
I also like the front and rear tie-downs for convenience. Generally, all I have along is a water bottle, but I just purchased an anchor and plan to actually try yoga and fishing (not necessarily at the same time) on the board. Both seem like good ways to de-stress at the end of the day.
The board seems to be very durable. I am very careful around structures in the water as there are a lot of barnacles. I bump them on occasion and other than some minor scratches, there doesn't seem to be any damage to the board. My fin is a little scraped up from where I set the board on the concrete to wash it down after each use. I smoothed it with a sharp knife blade and just try to make sure that I don't drag it on any rough surface. Even if it gets damaged, a replacement is relatively inexpensive.
The storage bag/backpack works well. Everything fits easily and it makes for convenient storage. I just grabbed it from the closet and threw it in my truck last weekend in order to spend the afternoon paddling at a nearby park. The bag is certainly a nice touch.
I'm headed out into the ocean for the first time this weekend. I figure I need to seek out a bigger challenge. I've been watching videos of folks surfing on their paddle boards. It seems like a lot of fun. I believe most are using thin, hard boards, so I'm not sure how the iSUP will work, but I'm going to give it a try.
Thanks Isle for a great product. Every time a spotted ray jumps in my vicinity, I am reaffirmed in my choice of exercise.