I found very few and not that detailed reviews for the NRS Adventurer iSUP. Any thoughts on it? Mainly, how does it compare to other similarly long inflatables? I just bought one and will be sharing my impressions soon, but I’m curious if others have tried it or could recommend better alternatives.
I guess this form is not the busiest SUP forum… Maybe I’ll try http://www.standupzone.com/forum , but it seems inflatables are not the most discussed boards and a smaller % of the SUPer population uses them.
Anyway, I got the board today, inflated it to check it out, and hope to paddle it on the ocean in a couple of days. Will share my impressions once I’ve gotten it wet. The construction seems top-notch, with barely anything to complain about, and the feel of the inflated board (at only 12.5PSI indicated on the pump, max is 15) was nice and sturdy, more solid than a fairly decent 4" model it is replacing for me.
After a few days of paddling on the ocean (protected flat water and some choppy conditions too) I can say I like this board quite a bit for its intended usage. Will post a review soon.
How do you like this iSUP? I have the Baron 6, but it gets blown about too much, unlike the old 4" ones that my weight sank in the middle, but the 4"ers worked very well in a headwind! The Baron 6 is slooooow, and NRS doesn’t make another board with a higher weight limit where I could carry camping gear, so I’m looking at IKs now.
NRS is a reputable kayak brand, I would presume they make a fairly good iSUP as well. I look forward to a review soon!
I tried to post a review a few days ago, but I don’t see it yet. Yes, being a 6" thick it has more windage than my 4" iSUP, but was quite manageable as it tracks better. It takes twice as long to inflate though It is stiffer and faster too. Less rocker in the nose and increased length means it tends to nose dive a bit more than ideal, but it also means longer waterline or increased speed, so depends what you want more. I can’t surf well, so can’t really say much, other than I seem to be able to front surf beach break just as well as with my more rockered and 10’ long iSUP. The Adventurer carries my 200lb better and I like it overall. I normally only use a SUP when traveling and kayak otherwise. But this one is decent enough to enjoy, so I will probably use it a few times on flat water on the Potomac river and hopefully on some downwind on the Chesapeake Bay. I will probably compare it head to head with the Chesapeake Light Craft wood SUPs soon, when they have their demo day.