iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review + Discount (2018)

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2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' SUPThe 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a well-built, stable inflatable SUP that performs well in a wide variety of paddling conditions. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at 27 pounds, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is capable of supporting up to 435 pounds making it a great choice for larger paddlers.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Rail

iROCKER SUP is a fairly new name on the paddle boarding scene, but the company has quickly amassed a very loyal following due to their high-quality construction and affordable pricing. The Jacksonville, FL-based company initially launched their inflatable SUP lineup with two models and they’ve now expanded the line to a total of six boards, including two from the new premium BLACKFIN SUP range that was launched in March 2018. In addition to inflatable paddle boards, iROCKER also sells a nice range of SUP accessories.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' SUP Pup

In this 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ review, we’ll cover all of the new improvements over last season’s model, the build quality and construction, how the board performs, what’s included, pros and cons, optional add-ons, and warranty coverage. We’ll also share all current iROCKER SUP coupon codes and promotional discounts to help you save some money and get the best deal.

In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary…
ProsExtremely durable (bombproof quad-layer PVC construction)
Affordable price point
Stable
Glides well in the water
Very versatile
Stunning new design
Outstanding rigidity
Convenient toolless lever lock fin
Large bungee storage area
Available in 4 different colors
Integrated children's safety handles at nose
Extra D-rings for securing kayak seat, shoulder strap, or gear
Very nice bundle of high-quality accessories included
May 2018 Update: Now includes dual-chamber triple-action pump
New color-coded SUP paddle and leash
Top-shelf customer service
2-year warranty
30-day money back guarantee
ConsSlightly heavier than last year's model
No grab handle at nose or tail
Neoprene carrying handle cover not removable
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iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review: SUP Overview

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Launched last season, iRocker’s ALL-AROUND series delivered exactly what many had been asking for — wider boards with improved stability. The original iROCKER SPORT boards have been great sellers, but they’re not the most stable boards in the water due to their 30″ width. For those who are looking for even more stability than the ALL-AROUND series offers, we’d recommend checking out the company’s popular 10’6″ ROCKER CRUISER, 10’6″ BLACKFIN Model X, and 11’6″ BLACKFIN Model XL models.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' iSUP Deck

Measuring 32″ wide, both of the models in iROCKER’s ALL-AROUND series offer excellent stability. In addition to the 11′ model, the company also released the iRocker ALL-AROUND 10′ for smaller paddlers.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Inflatable SUP

Completely revamped for 2018, the new iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ features a sporty new design, 4 new color options, bombproof quad-layer PVC construction, safety grab handles at the nose for children, and more.

Construction

iROCKER Quad-Layer PVC ConstructionThe ALL-AROUND 11′ iSUP is an extremely well-made inflatable paddle board. New for 2018, iRocker further bolstered the board’s durability and overall stiffness with their new quad-layer PVC construction. This also boosted the max weight capacity of the board from 385 pounds to 435 pounds.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' RigidityThe tough outer skin of the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ board is virtually indestructible — this certainly isn’t a SUP that needs to be babied. It’s designed to withstand cuts, scrapes, and punctures, and you don’t have to worry about your dog’s nails causing damage to the top deck.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Paddling Pup

All of the hardware on the ALL-AROUND 11′ is top-notch, and the fit and finish is excellent overall.

SUP Inflation and Setup

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Set UpThe iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is super easy to inflate and set up, and the total process only takes about 7 minutes.

After removing the board from the backpack and taking off the included compression strap, just roll the board out with the deck facing up…

Next, unscrew the valve cover and insert the pump hose. Just push it in and twist it until it is securely in place. It’s important to make sure that the board’s valve stem is in the “Up” position, which will allow air to enter the board but not escape.

The dual-action hand pump that is included with the ALL-AROUND 11′ features a built-in, easy-to-read pressure gauge. After pumping the board up to a pressure of around 7 PSI, you’ll begin to see the needle move. Continue pumping until the needle moves from the yellow area to the green area, which is the recommended inflation pressure of 15 PSI.

Once you’ve inflated the board to 15 PSI, just twist the hose and disconnect it from the board’s air valve. Then, screw the valve cover back on and flip the board over to install the fin. Just drop the fin into the fin box and push down on the lever lock tab — no tools required.

Features

2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' iSUPThe top deck of the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is covered with a comfy EVA foam deck pad. The newly redesigned traction pad features a diamond pattern and nice crocodile texture which provides excellent grip.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Top Deck

Located in the middle of the traction pad is a convenient carrying handle which makes it really easy to carry the board around when it’s fully inflated. There are also four stainless steel D-rings located along the sides of the deck pad which can be used to attach iRocker’s optional kayak seat (more on that below). If you’re bringing along a lot of gear, these D-rings can also be used as secure tie-down attachment points.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Carrying Handle

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' D-rings

Located at the board’s nose are six additional D-rings and a large bungee cord storage area. This is a convenient place to securely stash a backpack or dry bag, shoes, change of clothes, etc. An awesome new feature for 2018 is the integration of safety handles for kids — these soft, comfortable handles give small children a safe and secure place to hold onto while riding on the nose of the board.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Bungee Storage

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Children's Safety Handles

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Paddling Child

Located at the board’s tail is the air valve and a final D-ring for attaching a SUP leash…iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Inflation Valve

On the flip side, the ALL-AROUND 11′ SUP features the popular 2+1 fin configuration. There are two small, permanently fixed side fins and one removable center fin that features the new lever lock system. As we mentioned, the center fin simply drops into place and is securely locked by pushing down on the locking lever — super simple, and there’s no tools to lose.iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Bottom

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Fins

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Fin Configuration

Deflating the Board

Deflation is also an extremely simple process. First, give the board a good rinse with fresh water if you’ve been padding in the ocean. Then, wipe the board down with a towel, making sure to get the area around the air valve nice and dry.Deflating the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11'

Next, unscrew the valve cover and press the valve stem down. You’ll hear an extremely loud blast of air as the air begins to escape. Leaving the valve stem in the “Down” position, wait a few minutes for the board to deflate and then just roll the board up starting at the nose. After the board is completely rolled up, just slip on the compression strap and tighten it up to keep the board compressed — it’s now ready to go back into the iROCKER backpack.

Portability

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' SUP BackpackThe iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is extremely portable. After deflating the board and rolling it up, it fits neatly into the iROCKER backpack along with all of the included accessories for easy transport and storage.

Unlike traditional hard boards that are super heavy and take up a ton of room, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is a board that can literally go anywhere with you. The iROCKER SUP backpack easily fits into any car or ATV. You can wear it on your back while riding a bike, and it can even be checked in with your luggage if you’re flying somewhere. When not in use, just throw it in a closet or under a bed where it’ll stay out of sight until you’re ready to pull it back out.

iRocker Backpack in Trunk

iRocker Backpack in ATV

iRocker Backpack Under Bed

2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Rating
  • Durability
  • Features
  • Versatility
  • Stability
  • Speed
  • Portability
  • Warranty
  • Customer Support
  • Price
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User Rating 3.27 (86 votes)

Specs

Length11'
Width32"
Thickness6"
Weight27 pounds
Max Capacity435 pounds
Price

What’s Included

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Accessory BundleThe iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ comes with a very nice bundle of SUP accessories. The company has included everything you need to start paddling, and there have been some slight improvements to the accessories for 2018 (more on that in a minute).

When you open the box up for the first time, you’ll find a handy user manual with easy-to-follow instructions on everything from setting the board up to to do-it-yourself repairs.iROCKER SUP Accessory Bundle

You’ll also find the large removable fin in the box, and the board is neatly rolled up and secured with the included compression strap.

Now, let’s take a closer look at what else is included…

The iROCKER SUP Backpack

iROCKER SUP BackpackiROCKER completely revamped their SUP backpack last year, and this season they’ve made a slight improvement to the bag by adding a side carrying handle.iROCKER Backpack Side Handle

Unlike many other SUP bags that don’t leave you with a ton of space to work with, iROCKER’s backpack is very roomy and there’s plenty of space for your board, paddle, pump, SUP leash, change of clothes, etc. The interior of the bag also has two adjustable straps that can be used to secure the bag’s contents and prevent them from shifting around.iROCKER iSUP Bag

On the outside of the backpack are dual zippers which give you easy access to the bag’s interior. The bag has a nice clamshell design that opens all the way up, making it easy to pack and unpack your gear.

The bag’s exterior also features a convenient grab handle at the top, compression straps, and a clear window where you can insert a luggage identification tag.iROCKER SUP Backpack Grab Handle

On the backside of the pack are two thickly padded shoulder straps that are super comfortable and fully adjustable. The shoulder straps have nylon loops and plastic D-rings which you can use to attach small accessories, and there’s an adjustable sternum strap that goes across your chest for improved stability.iROCKER Backpack StrapsiROCKER also added a nice padded back cushion and a waist belt which further helps to stabilize the bag when it’s fully loaded and on your back.iROCKER Backpack Padded Back

iROCKER Backpack Waist Belt

On the very bottom of the backpack is a drainage hole with a metal grommet. There are also four rubber feet which keep the bag from sliding around when upright and help to reduce wear and tear.

iROCKER Backpack Bottom

3-Piece Fiberglass iRocker Paddle

Last year, iROCKER made a big improvement to the SUP accessory bundle by adding a high-quality 3-piece fiberglass paddle. The previous paddle that was included with iROCKER’s boards was a heavier aluminum paddle — the current paddle is made out of fiberglass and is much lighter.

New for 2018, iROCKER is now color-coding the paddles with the boards…iROCKER Color-Coded Paddle

This paddle floats so you’ll never have to worry about losing it in the water. It’s also longer than last year’s model, able to be extended all the way to 86″ which is great news for tall paddlers.

When broken down into three pieces, the paddle is very compact and easy to transport. The handle is comfortable, and there’s a dual-pin system that allows you to easily assemble and adjust the paddle’s length.

Last but not least, the edges of the blade are covered by a super tough rubber coating which means you won’t have to worry about chipping it on rocks or other hard objects…

Dual-Action Pump 5/18 UPDATE: Dual-Chamber Triple Action Pump

iROCKER Dual-Chamber PumpPreviously, iROCKER was including a standard dual-action pump with the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′. In May, the company made the exciting announcement that all iROCKER paddle boards will now include a premium dual-chamber triple action pump. This is a highly efficient, top-shelf iSUP pump that reduces the time and effort needed to fully inflate the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ by half.

The pump is slightly larger than single-chamber pumps and it arrives in two pieces. To assemble it, simply screw the hose attachment onto the main body of the pump and it’s ready to use.

On the top of the pump’s handle is a built-in pressure gauge. The fact that the pressure gauge is built right into the pump makes it really convenient, and there are no other parts to connect or lose.iROCKER Dual Chamber Pump Gauge

On the back of the pump is a dial with three modes:

  1. Max Capacity
  2. Medium Pressure
  3. Max Pressure

iROCKER Triple Action Pump

When you begin to inflate your board, you’ll turn the dial to setting #1 — Max Capacity. This mode quickly adds air to a fully deflated board by utilizing both chambers to pump air on both the up and down strokes.

As you’re pumping and begin to feel serious resistance, turn the dial to setting #1 — Medium Pressure. The Medium Pressure setting bypasses one of the chambers and will now add air to your board on the up and down strokes from a single chamber.

Lastly, as the resistance in setting #2 becomes stronger, flip the dial mode to setting #3 — Max Pressure. This final mode will continue to bypass one of the cylinders, but will now only add air to your board on down strokes.

We absolutely love this new premium pump and it’s a really nice upgrade over the standard single-chamber dual-action pumps that other boards on the market are shipping with.

iROCKER Paddle Board Leash

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' LeashAlso included in the bundle is a high-quality coiled SUP leash that is also color-coded with the board. The super durable cord is 7mm thick and the coiled design keeps it out of the water, reducing drag.

The cuff of the leash is made out of thick neoprene material that provides plenty of comfy padding. Each end of the leash also features a metal swivel that helps to prevent tangles.iROCKER Color-Coded SUP Leash

Another nice feature that iROCKER added to this leash is a secure key pocket on the inside of the ankle strap. There’s a velcro flap that securely closes over the pocket, giving you a great place to store your keys while you’re out on the water.

Inflatable SUP Repair Kit

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Repair KitLast but not least, all iROCKER paddle boards come with an inflatable SUP repair kit. The kit is housed in a high-visibility orange container that has a screw on lid. Inside the plastic canister, you’ll find three PVC patches and a valve wrench.

Optional Add-on Accessories

As we mentioned at the beginning of this review, iROCKER also has a growing range of very nice SUP accessories. The following accessories are not included with the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ board, but are available as optional add-ons.

iROCKER Kayak Seat Bundle

iROCKER Kayak Seat BundleiROCKER’s Kayak Seat Kit adds further versatility to the ALL-AROUND 11′, giving you the ability to transform your inflatable paddle board into a kayak. Included with the bundle is the kayak seat, zippered storage pouch, and kayak blade attachment.iROCKER Kayak Seat

The kayak seat quickly installs by simply attaching the metal hooks to the D-rings located along the rails of the ALL-AROUND 11′. The included straps are fully adjustable, allowing you to quickly adjust them to the desired length.iROCKER Kayak Seat Pouch

To attach the kayak blade to your paddle, simply remove the top piece and slide the kayak blade into place. Line up the pins with the holes, and close the locking mechanism.iROCKER Kayak Blade Attachment

iROCKER Insulated Deck Bag

iROCKER Deck BagBrand new for 2018 is iROCKER’s SUP deck bag. This well-built bag is perfect for bringing along food and drinks, and the fully insulated liner helps to keep everything cool while you’re out on the water.iROCKER Deck Bag Interior

The top cover of the deck bag features a convenient zippered storage pocket for stashing small items, and the back of the bag has an elastic bungee cord with four plastic hooks for securing the bag to the ALL-AROUND 11’s D-rings. Of course, you can also slide the deck bag under the existing bungee cord storage area at the board’s nose.iROCKER Deck Bag Back

Located along the top of the bag is a convenient carrying handle which allows you to carry the bag around like a lunchbox when it’s not strapped to the deck of your SUP.iROCKER Deck Bag Handle

Shoulder Strap

Also new for 2018 is the iROCKER Shoulder Strap. This is a really convenient accessory to have when carrying your board around and it also frees up a hand so you can carry additional gear.iROCKER Shoulder Strap Accessory

The top of the strap is branded with the iROCKER SUP logo and there are 4 plastic D-rings for attaching small accessories. The underside of the strap features a grippy rubber liner that helps to keep the strap in place when the board is on your shoulder.iROCKER Carrying Strap

To use the strap, you simply attach the locking hooks to the D-rings along the rail of the ALL-AROUND 11′.

iROCKER’s Customer Service and Warranty

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' VersatilityiROCKER places a high-priority on customer service, and the company responds quickly to inquiries and customer service issues. Our dealings with them have always been very pleasant, and we’ve found them to be friendly and super helpful. We only hope that as the young company continues to grow, they maintain their focus on customer satisfaction.

The warranty coverage on the ALL-AROUND 11′ is 2 years for all manufacturer defects, and the company also provides a generous 30-day money back guarantee.

Where to Buy it + Special Offer

iROCKER Inflatable Paddle BoardsThe new 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′  is in stock and ready to ship at iROCKER’s official online store. In addition to the lowest price, iROCKER also offers a 30-day money back guarantee, free shipping, and no sales tax on all non-Florida orders. If you don’t live in the U.S., you can still order directly from iROCKER through the following links: Canada, UK/EU, Australia, and Germany

Currently, iROCKER is running a special limited time combo deal promotion. Buy any two iROCKER or BLACKFIN boards, and the company will automatically apply a nice discount to your order when checking out. To take advantage of this offer, just click here and add the boards to your cart. Then, go through the checkout process and the discount will be automatically applied (no iROCKER coupon code needed).

The iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is also available at Amazon.

Final Thoughts

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Inflatable SUPIf you’re looking for an extremely well-built inflatable SUP that is affordable and delivers a ton of value, you’ll honestly be hard-pressed to find a better board than iROCKER’s new ALL-AROUND 11′. The company has done a wonderful job of listening to customer feedback, and they’ve really overdelivered once again this season with some great improvements to their lineup.

The iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a stable and versatile board that glides well in the water and is suitable for a wide variety of paddling conditions and activities. From flat water paddling to fishing to SUP fitness, this board is fully capable.

We’re super impressed with the high-quality bundle of SUP accessories that iROCKER has included with this board, and the improved backpack and new color-coded accessories are very nice.

Overall, the 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is one of the best paddle boards for the money that you can buy this season. In addition to the great build quality and impressive bundle of included SUP accessories, the board also comes with iROCKER’s 2-year warranty which covers you in the event of any manufacturer defects. In terms of total package value, performance, and construction quality, you honestly can’t go wrong with this board.

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18 Responses to “iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review + Discount (2018)”
  1. Scott

    I’ve had my iRocker all around 11′ for a few weeks now and have had it out a few times. The clincher for me was the other day i had it out in some choppy water on a windy day and the thing was still so easy to paddle and cut through the water… So much fun!!

    • InflatableBoarder.com

      Glad to hear you’re enjoying the ALL-AROUND 11, Scott. It’s definitely a fun board!

  2. Doug

    I absolutely love mine. I primarily paddle lakes, rivers and occasional small surf ocean. Since I drive a Ford Focus sedan, I knew that I wanted a quality inflatable board. I am 6’2′, 175 lbs., and though this board may be a bit of overkill weight wise for me, I can load it up with extra gear and even a second paddler. Love getting out on a limited access lake close by the house for some quiet soul searching moments.

    • InflatableBoarder.com

      Thanks for sharing your feedback on the board, Doug. Are you happy with how it performs in small surf?

  3. Erik

    Jason, thank you for all your detailed reviews. They are quite helpful. I’m torn between all around 11 or blackfin XL. Your reviews have been great in this regard.

    Anyways, I don’t often comment on things, but if you don’t mind, would you share more information about your clothing from this review. The shirt looks lightweight, airy, and provides sun coverage on the arms and neck. BTW, you must love the shorts too, since they’re in a lot of reviews. Thanks again your site has been instrumental in steering my purchase for an iSUP.

    • InflatableBoarder.com

      Hi Erik, thanks for your nice comment.

      There are a few different shirts/shorts pictured in the review. The blue shirt is a lightweight, quick-drying Horizon travel shirt by The North Face. The others are very similar — they’re Columbia Silver Ridge shirts. In addition to being light and quick-drying, they also provide excellent sun protection which is important here in Panama.

      The red shorts are just a pair of off-brand board shorts that I picked up locally. The others are Mountain Khakis Equatorial Shorts, you can read a full review of them here:

      https://www.inflatableboarder.com/mountain-khakis-equatorial-short-review/

      Hope that helps, Erik. If you have any other questions, just let me know!

  4. todd

    Hi, the reviews are great, thanks! I’m debating between the isle explorer 11 and the irocker inflatable 11. Any thoughts? they seem comparable on performance, with the one potential difference in weight capacity. I’m ~200lbs and might have my 60lb retriever join me, so i suppose the 275 capacity of the isle might be cutting it close. Any thoughts?

    • Hi Todd, thanks so much for your nice comment…

      I would definitely recommend the new iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ over the ISLE Explorer 11′. While the Explorer gets the edge when it comes to weight (22 pounds vs. 27 pounds), paddle (carbon shaft vs. fiberglass), and onboard storage options (lots of D-rings and dual bungee storage areas), the iROCKER has bombproof quad-layer construction, safety handles for kids, and a brand new upgraded dual-chamber SUP pump which dramatically reduces inflation time and effort. The iROCKER is also priced much more affordably than the Explorer 11′.

      For those who really prefer the Explorer’s additional D-rings and dual bungee storage areas, I’d recommend checking out the new BLACKFIN line of premium inflatables by iROCKER. Both of these models come with additional D-rings, dual bungee storage areas, twin grab handles, premium logo-stamped deck pads, quad-layer PVC construction, carbon rails, carbon shaft paddle, dual-chamber pump, and a wheeled roller backpack. All of this, yet both models are still cheaper than the ISLE Explorer 11′.

      I hope that helps, Todd. If there’s anything else that you need, just holler. 🙂

      Happy paddling…

  5. Szymon

    Hi, I read your reviews of iRocker all-round 10″ and 11″ long.

    I am 6’0″ and 175 lbs and now I have no idea which size is better for me 10″ or 11″.
    Occasionally I will take on board my 3-4 year old son, but mainly I am looking board which will be easy to maneuver (“agile”) and not to slow.

    Maybe some time my wife will jump on the board as well but really rarely.
    Could you advise me if the 11″ is a must have? Personally I’d prefer 10″ model.

    Kinds regards
    Szymon

    • Hello Szymon, thanks for your comment.

      You can definitely get away with either board, but I’d recommend the ALL-AROUND 11′ for you. You’ll compromise a slight amount of maneuverability with the 11′, but it’ll be a bit faster and more stable in the water.

      May I ask why you prefer the 10′? Is it mainly because the ALL-AROUND 10′ has a lower price than the 11′?

      By the way, your son will love the integrated safety handles at the nose — these are both great boards for paddling around children.

      • Szymon

        Hallo, thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it.

        I was so interested in difference between 10′ and 11′ because recently I was paddling on rented board – EXOCET DISCOVERY 10’8 and 10’6. While the 10’6 was fine the 10’8 was moving like a bus – and that was only 2″ difference. So when I saw that there is a 1′ difference between iRocker all-rounders I was worry that 11′ model will be like a “oil tanker” with comparison to the 10′ model. 🙂 That is why I was focused on 10′ model, wanted something more nimble.

        I am kitesurfer and when I was younger I spent some time windsurfing so keeping balance on the board is not an issue for me. Additional I have tendency to loose weight. Usually with the height of 6″0 I am around 170lbs (+-5). So following height parameter 11′ board is better for me but from weight point of view 10′ should be enough.

        Reading your review I am worry that with my height I will loose too much of tracking and glide on 10′ model (board will be turning to much with every paddle movement). Unfortunately I have only little experience in hard windsurfing boards.

        BR
        Szymon

        • Hi again, Szymon. Keep in mind that the 10’8″ EXOCET you mentioned is thicker, wider, and longer than the 10’6″ you paddled — the ALL-AROUND 11′ is the same exact width and thickness as the ALL-AROUND 10′, it’s just longer.

  6. Eric H

    Which would be the best Irocker SUP for fishing?

    • Hi Eric, thanks for your comment. At the moment, the best iROCKER paddle board for fishing would be either the BLACKFIN Model X or Model XL. Between those two models, I’d recommend the longer Model XL due to the additional deck space it provides.

      Hope that helps, Eric. Happy paddling and tight lines!

  7. matt

    Great website, very useful! I recently bought a bluefin iSUP which was faulty and had a negative rocker so nose was lower in water than rest of board! So now I want to spend a bit more and get something decent.

    I am 90kg+/- & 5ft 11” tall. Regularly take kids out. It’s a toss up between the BLACKFIN Model X or the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11. Which would you go for? Or should I stretch the budget even more and go for a Red, but they do so many!

    Board also needs to be usable by my wife who is shorter & lighter.

    Many thanks

    • InflatableBoarder.com

      Hey Matt, thanks for your comment and I’m sorry to hear about the trouble you had with your previous board.

      Both of the boards you’re considering are fantastic and I’m sure you would be very happy with either one. The Model X will offer a bit more on the stability side of things and has some nice additional features. The BLACKFIN wheeled roller backpack is also a big upgrade over the standard iROCKER bag, so that’s something else to take into consideration if it’s important to you.

      Bottom line: If you’re okay with the regular iROCKER bag and don’t really need the additional stability offered by the BLACKFIN, I’d save some money and get the ALL-AROUND 11′.

      I hope that helps, Matt. If you need anything else, holler.

  8. Andre

    Hi guys… awesome and very detailed reviews.. I’m looking to buy a board for my wife as a present after she expressed great interest after a day on the lake riding/sampling our friends boards (Costco hyperlite models). She is a complete newbie to paddling and I’d like to make sure I get her something that will be stable but at the same time has room to grow grow and develop more skills. I’m torn between and all-around 11’ and the New blackfin xl… I like the narrower width of the all a rounder but also like the construction of the blackfin xl…, your comments and recomedations are highly appreciated.

    • InflatableBoarder.com

      Hey Andre, thanks a lot for your nice comment — much appreciated.

      The construction of the ALL-AROUND 11′ and Model XL are virtually identical, with the exception of the BLACKFIN’s carbon rail. If you’re looking for a great all-around board that offers plenty of stability for most paddlers, the ALL-AROUND 11′ would be a perfect fit. If you feel that your wife needs the extreme stability offered by the Model XL or you simply prefer all of the premium features on that board (upgraded roller backpack, carbon shaft paddle, dual bungee storage areas, carbon rail, upgraded fin box, etc.), then you know what you must do. 🙂

      Hope this helps, Andre. If you need anything else or have additional questions, just let me know and I’ll do my best to help.

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