Im looking at getting an inflatable sup as i travel a lot and would like to be able to take a board with me where ever i go.
i noticed the airSUP boards on ebay for around 700 delivered has anyone used or seen one? are they any good or am i better off spending the extra dollars on a red paddle or naish ect?
I'm around 100kg and have little kids that would love to come out for a paddle from what I've read the naish 6" looks to be the choice but if i the air sup is ok i only need to spend half the money.
airSUP are made at the same factory as red paddle, C4, RRD and a few others so the quality of the boards are very similar.
in Australia at the moment we do not sell through dealers so there is no middle man taking a cut - hence the price difference.
although best max weight for surfing is about 90Kg, it depends on the rider's experience...
one of our staff is about 107Kg, he rides a 9'6" airSUP
I went from a 12'6" Naish AST to a 10' Naish 6 inch thick AIR MANA SUP. If you inflate it to the max - around 15psi it feels stiff but still does wobble a bit in waves. I live on a boat and found the AST board too easy to damage getting it on and off the boat. Likewise the board was a bit cumbersome onboard due to the length and it was easy to damage the boat. The AIR MANA is very boat friendly, easy to ride, stable and packs down to a size to travel with. The AIR MANA is not however cheap. Another boatie in the marina has a UK brand air SUP which is so flexible it is almost impossible to stand on. Cheap but useless.
You can get these off Andrew Allen at Balmoral Paddle Surf . I've had these boards for 2 years now still going strong.