In hurry? Here Are What Matters

In the end, the board will leave you impressed. Because of its high construction quality, the full-length deck pad is not only appealing but also reasonably durable. It also includes a full-length traction pad, making it ideal for fitness moves. It doesn’t stop there; you’ll undoubtedly stand out with some outstanding color design. We haven’t even talked about the kayak conversion equipment that comes with it.

WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Very durable

– A little faster than expected

– Lots of stability

– High weight capacity

– Ok tracking capabilities

– Fairly comfortable

– Comes with a carry strap and a kayak seat

– The deck pad covers the entire length of the board
– Its max air pressure is too much high

– Deck pad may be slippery due to the lack of the grooves

– No enough carrying bungee area

– No kick pad on the board

BEST CHOICE FOR:

  • Paddlers who often paddle with a kid, pet, or gear
  • Paddlers looking to practice fitness moves on their SUPs

GREAT IN/FOR:

  • Flatwater
  • SUP fitness
  • Light ocean

SPECIFICATIONS

Board dimensions10’6 x 33.5” x 6”
Board Category All-Around
Max Capacity23 lbs
Board Weight400 lbs
MaterialsHigh density, reinforced drop-stitch core, and a dual-layer fusion PVC shell
List Price(Mid-to-high price range)
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Returns period30 days
Warranty1 year

PERFORMANCE

MANEUVERABILITY

The Glide Retro 10’6 SUP is easy to maneuver and comfortable to ride. Easy turns and step-back spins are possible. The key is that you can simply put your paddle into the water and turn it all around thanks to its strong platform.

In the end, its reduced length, when compared to others, does help you turn in the water with less effort.

SPEED

It’s a cruiser, so you’ll be happy with the general speed, but it doesn’t mean it can go incredibly fast. Through water, it just feels smooth. If you’re searching for an all-around paddle board that can handle some speed and is sturdy for a variety of water sports, this is the board for you.

TRACKING

Because of the dolphin-style large fin and the shape of the board, it tracks fairly well. However, because it is wider than other all-around boards, it may be more difficult to keep the paddle completely vertical. This issue may result in a more irregular course. In order to keep a straight line, you will be required to shift sides frequently, something many paddlers dislike. It is, however, not a deal-breaker, with shorter SUPs, this problem is more widespread.

STABILITY

Because of its size and design, the Glide Retro 10’6 SUP performs well in terms of stability. Because it is so large, it provides a great platform for recreational activities like fitness.

FEATURES

CONSTRUCTION

The Glide Retro 10’6 SUP, like the rest of its siblings under the lineup, is constructed with a high density, reinforced drop stitch core, and a two-layer fusion PVC shell. The firm has stated that they employ a denser drop stitch and thicker PVC, so you can expect a high-quality build. The seams and attachments are also sturdy.

DECK PAD

The deck pad appears great. It’s a premium full-length EVA pad with die-cut EVA. This is a significant change since it ensures that the color remains true. It will not fade like it would on a screen-printed deck pad.

FINS

This board has a single fin in its usual US fin box, which is a large dolphin fin. It comes with a universal fin box, so you can use any compatible fin with it.

CARRY HANDLES

There is only one center carry handle on this board. While the absence of the other two (front and rear handles) may disappoint some, the central carry handle serves its purpose. It will be well-made and durable, making lugging this board a breeze.

BUNGEE AREA

The board comes with a single huge bungee system, which is very common. This will keep all of your items safe and secure on the deck.

D-RINGS

A total of 10 D-rings are included for attaching some of your accessories.

ACCESSORIES

PUMP

A single-chamber dual-stage manual pump is included with this board. It’s small and light, and you can be sure it’ll save you a lot of room in your bag.

Customers regrettably believe that a greater powerful dual-chamber hand pump would have been beneficial. It is, nonetheless, better than nothing because it gets the job done.

PADDLE

You get a really basic 3-piece adjustable paddle, which isn’t that spectacular. It’s built of fiberglass and plastic, which didn’t help to lighten the overall weight. On the bright side, while it isn’t the lightest paddle, it feels solid in the hands.

BACKPACK

A robust backpack is included with this board. It is wheeled and has well-designed handles, which is something you will enjoy. You’ll also appreciate the single external pocket, which is large enough to carry your manual pump. The internal compartment is also pretty spacious, with plenty of storage for the remainder of your belongings.

LEASH

The Glide Retro 10’6 SUP comes with a leash, which is quite usual nowadays. It is coiled and will undoubtedly provide the required security and safety.

REPAIR KIT

Who wouldn’t want to do some simple repairs while away on the water? This board comes with a repair kit that includes a few repair materials such as patches and other items that you may need.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Customers who want to spend extra money on accessories can select from the following options.

  • Anchor Pole
  • Electric Pump (battery sold separately)
  • Various color Glide branded coolers
  • Bamboo lifeguard hat
  • Replacement for all included accessories (paddle, leash, kayak seat, strap)

WARRANTY & RETURNS INFO

The Glide Retro 10’6 SUP comes with a one-year guarantee and a 30-day return policy (minus a 20 percent restocking fee)

CONCLUSION

In the end, the board will leave you impressed. Because of its high construction quality, the full-length deck pad is not only appealing but also reasonably durable. It also includes a full-length traction pad, making it ideal for fitness moves. It doesn’t stop there; you’ll undoubtedly stand out with some outstanding color design. We haven’t even talked about the kayak conversion equipment that comes with it.

FAQ

In hurry? Here Are What Matters

In the end, the board will leave you impressed. Because of its high construction quality, the full-length deck pad is not only appealing but also reasonably durable. It also includes a full-length traction pad, making it ideal for fitness moves. It doesn’t stop there; you’ll undoubtedly stand out with some outstanding color design. We haven’t even talked about the kayak conversion equipment that comes with it.

Check Price on GlideSUP.com

Glide Retro 10’6 SUP is Best For:

– Paddlers who often paddle with a kid, pet, or gear
– Paddlers looking to practice fitness moves on their SUPs

Check Price on GlideSUP.com

Updated on May 13, 2022 by Ben

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