IROCKER PADDLE BOARDS

NAUTICAL: Budget line

iROCKER: Affordable line

BLACKFIN: Premium line

IROCKER INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS COMPARISON

PRODUCT  PRICE RANGE USE DIMENSIONS WEIGHT CAPACITY  COMES WITH REVIEW  SHOP
 Best Budget All-Around

NAUTICAL 10’6
 Low  All-Around  10’6 x 32” x 6”  20 lbs 240 lbs – Fiberglass paddle
– 1-chamber 2-action pump
– Leash, Backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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 Best Budget All-Around

NAUTICAL 11’6
 Low  All-Around  11’6 x 32” x 6”  22 lbs  265 lbs – Fiberglass paddle
– 1-chamber 2-action pump
– Leash
– Backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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 Best Small Paddlers All-Around SUP

iROCKER All-Around 10′
Medium  All-Around    10’ x 32” x 6”  24 lbs  370 lbs – Carbon paddle
– 2-chamber 3-action pump
– Leash
– Roller backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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Best Big Paddlers All-Around SUP

iROCKER All-Around 11′
Medium   All-Around 11” x 32” x 6”  26 lbs  435 lbs – Carbon paddle
– 2-chamber 3-action pump
– Leash
– Roller backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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 Best Steadiest Affordable SUP

iROCKER Cruiser 10’6
Medium   All-Around  10’6” x 33” x 6”  25 lbs 400 lbs  – Carbon paddle
– 2-chamber 3-action pump
– Leash
– Roller backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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Best Fastest All-Around SUP

iROCKER Sport 11′
 Medium  Touring  11’ x 31” x 6”  25 lbs 385 lbs – Carbon paddle
– 2-chamber 3-action pump
– Leash
– Roller backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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Best Extra-Stable All-Around

BLACKFIN Model X
 High  All-Around  10’6” x 35” x 6” 27 lbs   450 lbs – Carbon paddle
– 2-chamber 3-action pump
– Leash
– Roller backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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Best Premium All-Around SUP

BLACKFIN Model XL
 High  All-Around 11’6” x 34” x 6”   29 lbs  485 lbs – Carbon paddle
– 2-chamber 3-action pump
– Leash
– Roller backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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 Best Fast Touring SUP

BLACKFIN Model V
 High Touring   12’6” x 32” x 6”  30 lbs  485 lbs – Carbon paddle
– 2-chamber 3-action pump
– Leash
– Roller backpack
– 3 fins
– Repair kit
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IROCKER PADDLE BOARD REVIEWS

NAUTICAL 10’6

Best Budget All-Around

QUICK SPECS

  • Price RangeLow
  • Use: All-Around
  • Dimensions: 10’6 x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 240 lbs
  • Comes with: Fiberglass paddle, 1-chamber 2-action pump, Leash, Backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit
WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Affordable price.

– Enough performance for a firt-time paddler.

– Lots of the features for a budget board.

– Enough capacity for a medium paddler with a kid or pet.

– All three fins are removable, making its performance more adjustable.

– Clean look.

– I only wish the warranty was extended to 2 years.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Paddling in flat water or slow rivers.
  • Beginners seeking good stability without spending much.
  • Smaller and lighter paddlers looking for an easy to carry iSUP.
  • People looking for a best-value budget paddle board.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Flat water.
  • Ocean calm water.

NAUTICAL 10’6 REVIEW

  • GLIDE PERFORMANCE

NAUTICAL 10’6 performs quite well for budget board, it does not feel sluggish for recreational paddling.

Compared to its big sibling NAUTICAL 11’6, it is a bit slower.

  • STABILITY

For an average height paddler under 200 lbs, NAUTICAL 10’6 has enough stability for you even if you are new to paddleboarding.

If you are a big paddler, I recommend you NAUTICAL 11’6 to feel stable.

  • TRACKING

Despite being a budget board, this iRocker Nautical inflatable paddle board tracks fairly well.

For your information, tracking has more to do with how you paddle than the board itself.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

Its short length of 10’6 makes it super light and quick to maneuver.

For advanced paddlers who turn with the step-back, you will be able to do it fairly easy and well balanced.

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

The backpack you get has fairly thick padded straps that makes carrying the board on your back comfortable, especially that the board itself is considered lightweight.

  • EASE OF INFLATION

Inflating this iRocker blow up paddle board remains always good workout even with a dual-chamber triple-action hand pump.

Using this NAUTICAL’s single-chamber dual-action hand pump is somewhat difficult during the last few PSI, especially for smaller paddlers.

Since getting an electric SUP pump is still the first upgrade to consider, even with the best hand pump in the market, this basic-as-possible included pump becomes less of a problem.

  • ACCESSORIES

NAUTICAL 10’6 comes with everything you will need to start paddlingboarding (list above).

Its package inclues a floatable and adjustable paddle, that feels sturdy with its fiberglass shaft and nylon blade.

Unfortunatly, the plastic t-grip handle feels a little less sturdy.

But since most budget paddle boards comes with heavier aluminum paddles, we will not complain here.

NAUTICAL 11’6

Best Budget All-Around

QUICK SPECS

  • Price RangeLow
  • Use: All-Around
  • Dimensions: 11’6 x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 265 lbs
  • Comes with: Fiberglass paddle, 1-chamber 2-action pump, Leash, Backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit
WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Affordable price.

– Solid performance.

– Very stable.

– Good weight capacity for a board in its price range.

– Fast

– Child safety grab handles make them feel safer.

– Removable fins make the board performance more adjustable.

– Comes with everything needed out of the box.
– For its price, I have nothing to complain about.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Larger paddlers looking for extra room for a kid, dog, cooler, or kayaking.
  • Beginners just starting out.
  • Budget-minded paddlers looking to enjoy paddling.
  • Paddlers seeking an all-around SUP that is a little bit faster.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Flat water.
  • Fun paddling.
  • Discover waterways.
  • Light ocean water.

NAUTICAL 11’6 REVIEW

  • GLIDE PERFORMANCE

With its longer length and. a little bit narrower width, you get a board that doesn’t feel sluggish at all for recreational paddling.

NAUTICAL 11’6 is comfortable when you are cruising at a steady pace and able to get up to a reasonable speed.

  • STABILITY

The iRocker Nautical inflatable paddle board is a great choice when you talk about stability. This board remains very stable and comfortable to ride even in choppy water.

  • TRACKING

Tracking has more to do with how you paddle than the board itself. If you are good at balancing yourself, you will have impressive tracking on NAUTICAL 11’6.

Compared to other boards, this one is not as good as the iRocker SUPs.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

Despite being a budget paddle board under $500 when is on sale, NAUTICAL 11’6 feels very stable when you turn with the step-back technique.

It’s also easy to paddle for beginners and intermediates due to its lighter weight.

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

Carrying a lighter board inside a bag with comfortable straps and a soft bottom with no wheels is comfortable.

The bag you get with this board is far nicer than the ones you will get with other affordable inflatable paddle boards.

You get a quality bag that feels solid, with plenty of pockets to keep everything organized.

  • EASE OF INFLATION

Inflating NAUTICAL 11’6 can be difficult for a lighter paddler, especially those last PSI. But its dual-action feature gets the job done for adults with an average shape.

  • ACCESSORIES

This board comes with everything you will need to start paddling out of the box (list above).

The paddle you get is a good quality basic fiberglass shaft with a nylon blade, making it lighter than the aluminum paddle some competitors include in their budget paddleboards.

It has a sturdy feeling and strong locking mechanisms.

As said before, the included backpack. is made of quality materials.

iROCKER All-Around 10′

Best Small Paddlers All-Around SUP

QUICK SPECS

  • Price RangeMedium
  • Use: All-Around
  • Dimensions: 10’ x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 24 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 370 lbs
  • Comes with: Carbon paddle, 2-chamber 3-action pump, Leash, Roller backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit
WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Lightweight.

– Very durable

– Tracks well.

– Maneuverable.

– Good weight capacity

– Grab handles for kids to feel safer.

– Two cargo areas with generous space.

– Lot of features
– Rear action mounts would be better moved more to the sides.

– Grab handle cover is not removable.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • People looking for great general purpose recreational board.
  • Paddlers seeking an all-around board that is still fast for touring.
  • Lighter paddlers in different water conditions.
  • Experienced paddlers looking for a more agile SUP for light rivers.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Recreational paddling.
  • Ocean paddling.
  • Flat water.
  • Smal waves surfing.

iROCKER All-Around 10′ REVIEW

  • GLIDE PERFORMANCE

While it’s not the fastest board around, it glides nicely and feels great underfoot.

Compared to his siblings, it’s not as fast as iROCKER All-Around 11′ or iROCKER Sport 11′ but it is compared to the iROCKER Cruiser 10’6.

  • STABILITY

With its Triple-layer composite PVC construction and width of 32”, this board does a great job at being stable especially when you don’t carry heavy gear or have a big pet with you.

  • TRACKING

iROCKER All-Around paddle board tracks very well.

Compared to other boards, iROCKER All-Around 11’ is slightly better at tracking due to its longer length.

For your information, tracking has more to do with how you paddle than the board.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

Its length of just 10′ makes it very agile even for a heavy paddler.

iROCKER All-Around 10′ is able to change direction effectively in white water or surfing.

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

Being the lightest iRocker model available, iROCKER All-Around 10′ is easy to transport even to smaller people.

Wheels on the bottom of the bag make getting everything from your car to the launch way easier.

  • EASE OF INFLATION

Inflating this board takes approximately 10 minutes and it remains a good workout even if the pump has dual-chamber and tripe-action features that try to make the job efficient and easy.

  • ACCESSORIES

This board comes with everything needed to paddle out of the box (list above).

The included paddle has an incredibly durable carbon shaft that makes it extremely light. On top of that, its ability to float can give you some time to recover it if it falls in the water.

Things I didn’t like about this paddle are the twisting while adjusting the shaft length and the colors scrape off fairly easily if you are not careful with it.

The included dual-chamber triple-action hand pump is amongst the best hand pumps making inflating this board faster and more efficient.

As said before, the included bag has rolling wheels that do not hurt the hip while carrying it on your back because they are placed on the front.

The materials quality of the bag is in the middle, not thick as what you get with the iRocker premium line but is good enough.

iROCKER All-Around 11′

Best Big Paddlers All-Around SUP

QUICK SPECS

  • Price RangeMedium
  • Use: All-Around
  • Dimensions: 11” x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 26 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 435 lbs
  • Comes with: Carbon paddle, 2-chamber 3-action pump, Leash, Roller backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit
WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Large weight capacity.

– Stable enough for a big paddler.

– Durable.

– Large storage areas.

– Clever front action-mounts placement.

– Front and rear handles that make kids feel safer when they grab them.

– Nice look.
– Carrying the bag with everything inside is not comfortable.

– Glide speed is not that fast.

– Rear action mounts would be better if placed more to the sides.

– A little bit on the heavy side.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Touring around the lake.
  • People looking for a long board with plenty of storage space.
  • Paddling with a pet, kid, or lots of gear.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Surfing small waves.
  • Flat water.
  • Ocean calm water.

iROCKER All-Around 11′ REVIEW

  • GLIDE PERFORMANCE

iROCKER All-Around 11′ is a little faster than what you may expect from an all-around inflatable paddle board.

  • STABILITY

This blow-up paddle board is stable in flat water as in boat waves, making it ideal for tall or heavy paddlers.

  • TRACKING

iROCKER All-Around 11′ tracks well using the three fins he comes with.

Its extra length makes it tracks better than the iRocker All-Around 10’.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

If you are worried about going into obstacles or hitting people near you, this board has your back by being great at maneuvering, especially with the step-back technique that is easy to do.

Compared to its smaller sibling, it’s not as maneuverable as iRocker All-Around 10’.

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

Unfortunately, the bag that comes with this board has a solid bottom that hurts hips when you walk carrying the bag on your back.

But rolling the bag on asphalt for example is relatively easy since the bag has wheels.

  • EASE OF INFLATION

The included dual-chamber triple-action hand pump can inflate the board in under ten minutes, but inflating a SUP board remains always a workout.

Even though they included the best hand pump in the market, getting an electric SUP pump remains always the first upgrade we recommend paddleboard owners.

  • ACCESSORIES

This board package includes everything you need to start paddleboarding (list above).

Getting an adjustable paddle with a shaft out of carbon makes it lighter.

One thing I didn’t like about this paddle is that it twists a little bit during paddling and the colors on it tend to scrape off.

As usual, even with the best SUP hand pump, I recommend you add the iRocker 12V electric pump to not tire yourself inflating your board. to the recommended PSI without worrying about overinflating because it shuts down when the desired PSI is reached.

iROCKER Cruiser 10’6

Best Steadiest Affordable SUP

QUICK SPECS

  • Price RangeMedium
  • Use: All-Around
  • Dimensions: 10’6” x 33” x 6”
  • Weight: 25 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Comes with: Carbon paddle, 2-chamber 3-action pump, Leash, Roller backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit
WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Extra stability.

– Glides smooth.

– Durable construction.

– Comes with an amazing paddle.

– High weight capacity makes carrying a lot of gear an easy task.

– Kids grab handle makes feel safer.

– Comes with everything you need out of the box.
– Rear action mounts would be better moved more to the sides.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Heavy paddlers with a kid/pet or lot of gear.
  • People prefer board stability above all else.
  • Paddlers looking for a qiality board without breaking the bank.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Flat water.
  • Recreational paddling.
  • Small waves surf.
  • Ocean.

iROCKER Cruiser 10’6 REVIEW

  • GLIDE AND SPEED

Its rounded slightly thick nose shape makes it limited in terms of how efficient it glides through the water.

The Cruiser 10’6 extra one inch wider board and its flatter nose make it not the fastest but remain satisfactory for most paddlers

  • STABILITY

When inflated to its recommended PSI, iROCKER Cruiser inflatable paddle board is very stable.

Its width of 33” and its triple-layer composite PVC construction make it not tippy or wobbly at all.

  • TRACKING

This iRocker Cruiser paddle board tracking is slightly above expectations.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

The Cruiser board length of just 10’6 helps it be easy to control even by youths and its stability makes performing advanced turning techniques easier.

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

The bag that comes with this board makes rolling it one-handed easy with the wheels on the bottom.

While the front pocket is not very easy to fit the hand pump, you get ample room to store the board if properly rolled.

  • EASE OF INFLATION

Inflating iROCKER Cruiser 10’6 with the included dual-chamber triple-action is reasonably well as compared to most others.

However, I still highly recommend bundling your board with the iRocker electric pump that can inflate 4 boards one after the other without a problem, without worrying about overinflating them with the auto shut off feature.

  • ACCESSORIES

iROCKER Cruiser 10’6 package includes everything you will need to hit the water (list above).

Starting with the paddle, you get a full-carbon one that is extremely light, that is heavier by only 8.5 oz from a paddle that costs $400.

The hand pump you get is fairly comfortable and built well enough.

With the included bag, you will never run out of places to carry your paddleboard accessories.

iROCKER Sport 11′

Best Fastest All-Around SUP

QUICK SPECS

  • Price Range: Medium 
  • Use: Touring
  • Dimensions: 11’ x 31” x 6”
  • Weight: 25 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 385 lbs
  • Comes with: Carbon paddle, 2-chamber 3-action pump, Leash, Roller backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit

WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Quality construction.

– Sporty feel.

– Good weight capacity.

– Extremely light paddle for standard equipment.

– Plentiful storage

– Plenty of D-rings and action mounts.
– I prefer a single pad from the front to the rear to not get a little uncovered area.

– Rear action mounts would be better moved more to the sides.

– A little bit on the heavier side.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • People looking to do touring adventures.
  • Paddler looking for a fast board that move with less effort.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Flat water.
  • Surfing small waves.
  • Recreational fun paddling.

iROCKER Sport 11′ REVIEW

  • GLIDE AND SPEED

iROCKER Sport 11′ is the fastest in the iRocker line but not as a touring board.

Compared to its other siblings, it is faster than iRocker All-Around 11’/10’ and iRocker Cruiser 10’6.

  • STABILITY

The Sport 11′ is fairly a stable board for even beginners.

Compared to other boards, it’s not so stable as iRocker All-Around 11’.

  • TRACKING

The 3 fins under the iROCKER Sport 11′ and its narrower width make it able to track very well to cover long distances.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

This board is more maneuverable than other touring boards.

The rear leveled-up pad area makes turning the board with the step-back technique easier.

Compared to other boards, Sport 11′ is easier to move around than the iROCKER All-Around 11’.

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

The padded shoulder straps and waist belt makes carrying your board more comfortable on your back.

If you are a light/small person or the weight is too much for you, you still have wheels to roll it from or to your car, placed on the front of the bag to not hurt your hip while walking with on your back

  • EASE OF INFLATION

The dual-chamber triple-action hand pump effectively pumps the board, but inflating an inflatable board remains a good workout even with this pump different settings

  • ACCESSORIES

iROCKER Sport 11′ comes with everything needed to start paddleboarding right out of the bag (list above).

The paddle that comes with the package has a carbon paddle shaft making it extremely light compared to boards in the same price range.

The paddle smaller nylon blade size makes paddling a lot easier.

What I didn’t like about this paddle is the colors that tend to scrape off.

The rolling bag you get has plenty of pockets and fairly thick shoulder pads.

The hand pump effectively pumps the iROCKER Sport 11′ with its three settings.

BLACKFIN Model X

Best Extra-Stable All-Around

QUICK SPECS

  • Price RangeHigh
  • Use: All-Around
  • Dimensions: 10’6” x 35” x 6”
  • Weight: 27 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 450 lbs
  • Comes with: Carbon paddle, 2-chamber 3-action pump, Leash, Roller backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit
WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Super stable.

Great maneuverability.

– Great in a variety of water conditions.

– Very high weight capacity.

– Durability.

– Ability to easily convert to a fishing paddle board.
– Short paddlers will find it difficult to reach the water with the paddle.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Paddler looking for a super stable board.
  • Anglers fishing from their SUP.
  • People seeking. a great whitewater river SUP.
  • Big paddlers or people with kids or lot of gear.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Flat water.
  • Rivers and ocean.
  • SUP fishing.
  • Small waves surf.

BLACKFIN Model X REVIEW

  • GLIDE AND SPEED

This iRocker Blackfin paddle board glide abilities were above expectations, its construction and solid feel make efficiently glide through the water.

This board is faster than the many inflatable SUPs in the all-around category, but not when compared to the BLACKFIN Model V or the iROCKER All-Around 11’ or the Sport 11′.

  • STABILITY

BLACKFIN Model X is extra stable with its 3 fins.

  • TRACKING

This board tracks very well for a 35” wide board.

Compared to other boards, it doesn’t track as well as the BLACKFIN Model V 12’6.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

This board’s length of just 10’6 makes it easier to dodge obstacles or people around you.

Its maneuverability makes it great for river paddling.

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

The bag you get with the BLACKFIN Model X makes carrying everything on your back comfortable with the padding.

If you find carrying it challenging, you still have wheels that let your roll the bag to and from your car. Bag wheels are placed on the front to not hurt your hips when you carry the bag on your back.

  • EASE OF INFLATION

With the well-built included hand pump, you can inflate your board in under 10 minutes with its different settings that make the job more energy-efficient and fast.

But as usual, inflating an inflatable SUP is remains always a good workout, this is why I recommend getting yourself an electric SUP.

  • ACCESSORIES

BLACKFIN Model X comes with everything you will need right out of the box (list above).

The included paddle feels nice and comfortable with the carbon-fiber shaft that makes it lightweight, with the help of the thin nylon blade.

One thing I didn’t like about this paddle is the very slight amount of twist you feel when you are paddling.

As said before, the included hand pump is amongst the best in the market.

The backpack has more extra pockets to keep things organized. More information about the bag is found above.

BLACKFIN Model XL

Best Premium All-Around SUP

QUICK SPECS

  • Price RangeHigh
  • Use: All-Around
  • Dimensions: 11’6” x 34” x 6”
  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 485 lbs
  • Comes with: Carbon paddle, 2-chamber 3-action pump, Leash, Roller backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit

WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Super stable.

– Very versatile.

– Feels solid under feet.

– High weight capacity.

– Plenty of mounts and attachment points.
– The included pump does not have the deflating feature.

– Real action mounts would be better placed more to the sides.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Paddling in the open ocean waters.
  • Fishing in a local lake.
  • Beginners and advanced paddlers who have a lot of gear.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Flat water.
  • Rivers.
  • Ocean water.
  • Fishing.
  • Small wave surfing.

BLACKFIN Model XL REVIEW

  • SPEED

This iRocker Blackfin paddle board is surprisingly fast for a board with a weight capacity of 485 lbs.

Compared to other boards, it’s faster than the Model X and very slightly slower than the Blackfin Model V.

  • STABILITY

The BLACKFIN Model XL size and premium construction make it a extremely stable board.

  • TRACKING

BLACKFIN Model XL tracks very well, but shorter paddlers my experience lower tracking with their unperfect vertical strokes due to the board width.

Compared to its sibling, it tracks better than the Model X due to its longer length and narrower width.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

Compared to the Model X, it loses in maneuverability due to its longer length that resists turning. But if you are familiar with the step-back turning technique, you will get the same performance

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

The bag you get with this board makes carrying everything on your back comfortable with the nicely padded backpack straps and back.

If the pack is heavy for you, you can still roll it thanks to the wheels, cleverly placed on the front to not hurt your hips.

  • EASE OF INFLATION

The pump your get with this board inflates your board fast and more efficiently with its three settings and dual-chamber.

But inflating your board manually still remains a good workout that you can avoid investing in an electric SUP pump.

  • ACCESSORIES

BLACKFIN Model XL package includes everything you need to start paddling boarding right out of the box (list above).

The paddle you get is a lightweight yet durable one.

The pump and the bag are also amongst the best ones on the market. More information about them is found above.

BLACKFIN Model V

Best Fast Touring SUP

QUICK SPECS

  • Price RangeHigh
  • Use: Touring
  • Dimensions: 12’6” x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 30 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 485 lbs
  • Comes with: Carbon paddle, 2-chamber 3-action pump, Leash, Roller backpack, 3 fins, Repair kit
WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Very fast speed.

– Extremely high quality materials.

– Feels solid when fully inflated.

– Plenty of attachment, storage and mount feautes for long adventures.

– Comes with everything needed need out of the box.
– The deck pad does not goes back the very end.

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Adventurers looking for a very fast touring paddle board.
  • Paddlers who need a very high weight capacity for gear or another passenger.
  • People looking for top quality above all else, including the price.
  • Advanced paddlers who needs to brings lots of gear with them.

GREAT IN CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Flat water.
  • Recreational fun paddling.
  • SUP fishing.
  • Ocean paddling.

BLACKFIN Model V REVIEW

  • GLIDE AND SPEED

This board has a fairly efficient glide.

Speed is where this iRocker Blackfin paddle board excels.

Its narrower width of just 32” and long length of 12’6 makes its very fast.

This board is faster than many touring SUPs, except Red Paddle Co 12’6 Sport.

  • STABILITY

The high end construction materials with the carbon fiber reinforced rails made this retain its rigid shape that resulted in a very stable inflatable board.

  • TRACKING

The longer length makes of it a board that do a great job at keeping a straight line when paddling.

  • MANEUVERABILITY

The long length of the BLACKFIN Model V makes it hard to turn without lifting its nose out from the water (step-back technique), which is easy to do.

  • EASE OF TRANSPORT

For people able to handle more than 30 lbs on their backs, carrying this package will be comfortbale with the good padding that the bag has.

For youth or small people, you get wheels that let you easily roll the bag from or to your car.

  • EASE OF INFLATION

Inflating this board with the included pump is fairly effective with the different settings of the included hand pump.

As usual, an electric paddle board pump is always recommended over a mnual one to save your energy and time.

  • ACCESSORIES

This board comes with everything needed to start paddleboarding (list above).

The bag that you get with this board is made of quality material, with wheels placed on the fron of the bag in order to hurt your hips while walking carrying it on your back.

The included paddle has a durable blade from nylon and a lightweight shaft, making the best that you can get in a paddle board package.

Yes, the paddle has some slight twisting while paddling, that I hope they fix in the next models.

The hand pump is dual-chamber triple-action one that is amongst the best SUP pumps on the market. Its fairly effective and can inflate your board under 10 minutes.

IROCKER INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARD BUYING GUIDE

BOARD LENGTH

For recreational, fishing, or all-around paddling, I recommend a board length between 10′ and 12′.

If you are after speed for touring for example, its better to have a board over 12′ of length.

BOARD WIDTH

The board width plays a huge role in how stable the board feels under your feet. The wider the board the stabe it is.

If you are looking for a stable board because your a beginner, you should not get the widest possible board on the market because it will negtively affect how your strokes are.

WEIGHT CAPACITY

The SUP board weight capacity is measured in liters.

If the weight of everything that will get on the board is close its recommended weight capaciy, I recommend you get one with a large weight capacity to get better performance.

PADDLE

The paddle board paddle consist of the handle, the shaft and the blade.

The shaft is what you should pay close attention to, its materials is what dictates how lighter and solid it is.

The lighter and stronger the paddle is the better it is as transfering your your power and being energy efficient.

Aluminum shaft make the heaviest paddles, and carbon is the lightest ones.

For more information, I recommend you this guide: how to choose your paddle board paddle.

FAQ

The Best iRocker Paddle Board is ..

If you are on a budget and you want to get fun paddling, I recommend you Nautical 10’6/11’6 becasue they offer a great value for the price, or the iRocker All-Around 10′/11′ if your budget allow.

What iRocker Paddle Board you Recommend for a Reginner?

Since stability is very important for a beginner, I recommend you NAUTICAL 10’6 or NAUTICAL 11’6 if you are a large paddler. Both of them provide good stability without spending much.

Updated on January 18, 2022 by Ben

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