- Product Dimensions: 32 x 20 x 13 inches ; 39 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 40.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- ASIN: B00NJR929G
- Item model number: NN116k_ST T
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #876,144 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
Sea Eagle NN116 NeedleNose Inflatable SUP Start Up Package
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- Patented NeedleNose design, razor sharp wave and water piercing bow / Straight-line hull design with NO UPTURN increasing performance, speed and efficiency / Material: 1000 Denier Reinforced Drop Stitch
- Exterior: 11'6" x 30" x 6" / Board Thickness: 6" / Weight: 23 lbs.
- Load Capacity: 1 person or 200 lbs
- Inflation Time: 6 mins.
- Start Up Package includes: NN116 Hull, Backpack, SUP Paddle, Hand Piston Pump, Slide in Skeg and Repair Kit
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The patented NeedleNose Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard gives you the performance of a rigid board with the convenience of an inflatable. Aptly named, the NeedleNose SUPs, these boards feature a razor sharp, wave piercing bow, elegant curved touring shape with a straight-line, and NO UPTURN hull design. These features make the NeedleNose SUPs the fastest, sleekest, and best inflatable SUPs in the world! With a full length diamond deck pad and custom performance kick tail. Not only is the NeedleNose easier on your feet during those long tours, you can also pivot and kick turn on a dime!
Includes: NeedleNose 116, high pressure SUP pump with inline pressure gauge, three part adjustable composite fiberglass SUP paddle, repair kit, and carry all backpack, Say goodbye to unnecessary airline fees and damaged boards from rough baggage handling! These boards weight under 30 lbs, are incredibly durable and were designed to be checked as baggage
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It is a lot of fun in the water. I have noticed that I feel more unstable in waves however, I'm also a beginner and I'm taking about lake waves that come when a boat passes. I have never gone stand up surfing ( only a little body surfing). So if you are used to skate boarding or surfing I'm sure you would be great on this too.
(A little side note). I was watching this couple with there Non inflatable boards, and they got out before me and were still trying to get their heavy boards put on there SUV. By that time, I had rolled up my board and was driving away. SOOO Glad I got this board!!!!! P.S. I'm 5'4 120LBS. I will upload photo's soon.
In any case -- I currently own an Odyssey SUP Touring Board -- a hard board -- 11ft. I am an advanced beginner in that I have only been out on a few boards, I don't go super-regularly, but I feel pretty comfortable when I am out. I like the Odyssey but it was my first board -- I was able to get it used with the thought that if I really liked paddleboarding, I might upgrade at some point. The Odyssey is a displacement board and so faster than the average beginner BIC or something like that but it's still pretty wide and only 11 ft. It's a great board if you don't care too much about speed.
But for me, I am only 5' 2" and struggle to get the board up and down from my car -- in even small amounts of wind I often choose not to go out, not because of the conditions on the water -- but because of the challenges of getting it back and forth. This problem would be solved a bit if I went a few days a week -- because I'd get stronger. The other issue is storage -- we have a barn but it takes up a lot of space in it -- and travel -- the one or two times I go away -- I'd like to take it with me -- but driving for multiple hours with a SUP on the top of our car is stressful.
In any case -- I ordered the NeedleNose 116 to try it out and see if I might want to switch out boards for this one.
Here are my first impressions -- which I will update after I've gone out a couple of more times: I just received the board yesterday. First big impression -- whoa -- this is a lot heavier than I thought it would be. And when I measured myself on a scale holding it -- it seemed to be coming in more than the manufacturer weight of 24 or so -- close to 30. Not sure what is going on with that. I can carry everything on the bag on my back but wouldn't want to have to walk too far with it. It also takes up most of the back seat of our Honda Civic.
Overall, the quality seemed good. This is my first inflatable so I don't have any other inflatables to compare to. You can tell right away if something feels cheap and I did not get that feeling with the board -- maybe a little with the pump -- it's very plasticky (but that is probably a good thing for weight)...the plastic tubes for the pump feel particularly low-end.
My second noticeable experience was pumping up the board. It was not so hard that I thought -- wow, I'll never do that again. But let's just say that my weak upper-body got quite a workout, pumping for close to 10 minutes or so. Again, I am only 5' 2" so I don't have the height to put into it. I was happy to find that the board felt lighter than my hard board as I carried it to the water.
The only thing that I noticed and was unhappy with -- the fin. While the system is "easy" -- the plastic click-in system seems like something due to fail. And for mine -- I noticed I could slide out the tab just by pulling on it (I didn't need to push down the little piece that is supposed to lock it in). So on that mark -- I'd prefer something a little more substantial holding my fin in.
On the board -- so far so good. I didn't find any issue with the stiffness, which I was worried about. It might be slightly bouncier but not enough for me to notice in general -- more like when I jumped up and down on it. The speed seemed good -- I think it's faster than my Odyssey but need to go out a few more times in different conditions to really weigh-in on that. And the tracking was relatively good. Much better than a BIC beginner board but I'm not sure if it beats out my Odyssey yet. Though the length is longer than my Odyssey, because of the shape (and being a teeny bit narrower), it actually felt shorter. This is good for portability but I am not sure if I might want to upgrade to the 12'6" yet for some extra speed.
Getting it back out was easy -- deflating it was fine. When you first push the button down, so much air shoots out that it is loud and a little scary -- like you are doing something incorrectly -- I'll have to get used to that. I didn't have a problem folding it up but what I did have a problem with was drying it off -- if you need to get it right back in the car, it can be challenging to really dry the board well -- which is what the manufacturer says to do before storing it again.
So far it's a good purchase but I'm not sure if it's a keeper. I am hoping to compare it back against my hardboard as well as try out a Starboard this summer. MORE TO COME...