Updated (1/26/18) Now, this is more like it. After having flirted with impressive iSUPs (inflatable boards) such as the Tower Xplorer, I am back to my old love: hardwood boards. My feet have been itching to get on top of a traditional SUP again and the Mistral Ventura 12”6’ turned out to be a perfect choice. Boards … Read more
Note: The Mistral Kailua is not available anymore. Check out the iRocker Cruiser instead. It’s just more stable and more versatile. Mistral Fit Kailua Imagine floating across a calm, serene lake. You can hear the birds chirp, the languid branches rustle in the gentle wind, and fresh air filling up your lungs. In the midst … Read more
Another week, another interesting inflatable board up for review. It kind of feels like the inflatable SUP segment is abuzz with productivity and creativity. Having reviewed the Solstice Bali and theWekender, I was certainly looking forward to what the iRace by Tower Paddle Boards had in store for me. Before I begin the review, here’s … Read more
Updated (1/28/18) The Tower Xplorer is built to be different. You can feel it, experience it, when you first lay eyes on the board. Standing at 14 feet, the inflatable SUP does have a ‘tower’ing presence. It gives off a vibe that it will be a true beast when unleashed on the water. I couldn’t wait … Read more
The Starboard Atlas Zen is the little brother of the Atlas Deluxe. It’s one of the most popular inflatable touring boards by Starboard and definitely one you want to check out if you’re in the market for a touring board that does well in a variety of conditions. I got a chance to take it out for a few test runs and here is my hands on review.