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iRocker cruiser

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Created by GeorgeBest Two weeks ago, 1 Nov 2019
GeorgeBest
4 posts
1 Nov 2019 5:46AM
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Hi,
Being new to paddle boarding (i.e. still struggling to stay upright for more than 20 seconds) and 64 years of age and 6 ft 3 in and 96 kilos, I am looking for a stable board to paddle the generally flat waters of Moreton Bay and the local rivers and lakes.

Has anyone had experience with Irocker inflatables, especially the irocker cruiser. I can see that red paddle are about the top rated but they are also twice as much. I am struggling to find independent reviews.

Cheers,

GB

Nlakes
QLD, 12 posts
1 Nov 2019 4:04PM
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GeorgeBest said..
Hi,
Being new to paddle boarding (i.e. still struggling to stay upright for more than 20 seconds) and 64 years of age and 6 ft 3 in and 96 kilos, I am looking for a stable board to paddle the generally flat waters of Moreton Bay and the local rivers and lakes.

Has anyone had experience with Irocker inflatables, especially the irocker cruiser. I can see that red paddle are about the top rated but they are also twice as much. I am struggling to find independent reviews.

Cheers,

GB


HI GB , If you are new to the sport and struggling with balance then an inflatable board of any kind won't be doing you any favours in my opinion . I'd suggest checking out a used 28" or 30" carbon or glass cruising board if you can get your hands on one which will feel much more stable ( a Naish Glide would be a great start ) also check out the Brissup FB page and try to get along to one of their social paddles . there will be heaps of different race and cruising boards you may be able to try out . Hope this helps

GeorgeBest
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2 Nov 2019 6:53PM
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Nlakes said..

GeorgeBest said..
Hi,
Being new to paddle boarding (i.e. still struggling to stay upright for more than 20 seconds) and 64 years of age and 6 ft 3 in and 96 kilos, I am looking for a stable board to paddle the generally flat waters of Moreton Bay and the local rivers and lakes.

Has anyone had experience with Irocker inflatables, especially the irocker cruiser. I can see that red paddle are about the top rated but they are also twice as much. I am struggling to find independent reviews.

Cheers,

GB



HI GB , If you are new to the sport and struggling with balance then an inflatable board of any kind won't be doing you any favours in my opinion . I'd suggest checking out a used 28" or 30" carbon or glass cruising board if you can get your hands on one which will feel much more stable ( a Naish Glide would be a great start ) also check out the Brissup FB page and try to get along to one of their social paddles . there will be heaps of different race and cruising boards you may be able to try out . Hope this helps

Hi,
Thanks for the info. Will give the Naish glide a go and try out several other boards.
Cheers,
GB

Smash1
NSW, 812 posts
3 Nov 2019 12:16PM
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Or see if you can find an Atlantis Venom

GeorgeBest
4 posts
4 Nov 2019 8:30AM
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Thanks - I'll keep an eye out for it.

Gboots
NSW, 713 posts
4 Nov 2019 12:51PM
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The Venom is awesome . Good in small surf , casual paddle or even for a full on paddle session. Not sure in TSBW still sell them .






jvriesinga
6 posts
4 Nov 2019 11:38AM
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I first started on a blue planet easy model. It was quite quick on the flat stuff but also didn't mind catching small waves. In my opinion get something that can progress you to little waves because once you do that you will get hooked. And probably start with a second hand board around 170-200l.

GeorgeBest
4 posts
Tuesday , 12 Nov 2019 8:06AM
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Thanks all for the advice. Will check out the various boards



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