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BuNewb

SlingShot iSUP Boards?

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BuNewb

Hi Crew - has anyone used the Slingshot iSUP boards? I am committed to an inflatable SUP for ease of transportation and storage (live in an apartment and no garage). 

From reading this morning I have noticed lots of votes for Lakeshore and Tower boards on the forum. I have done a good amount of paddling on these but just want this for early morning cruises on the lakes. I have used the inflatable slingshot disks and they are constructed pretty well, I was impressed. As a marketer I am impressed by the job this company does, and I think that may be swaying me :( 

I was also looking at a NRS Earl 6. Regardless I will probably purchase this air compressor converter so that I can use air compressors at my friends homes. 

Anyone have any info on these? 

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oldjeep

We have inflatable NRS, Sevylor, and Tower paddle boards.  The NRS Big Earl we have is decent once inflated but their inflation system is a huge pain (press down, no lock) - they may have changed it since the one we have is older.  They Sevylor Samoa is the cheapest one and my favorite due to the way the fins attach with no pins (can't be removed while board is inflated though)

Of the bunch the Tower is my least favorite due to how thick it is - too much floatation which makes it unstable.  If you are a big guy you might appreciate it, you could easily float 250 on it.

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Bill_AirJunky

I have been paddling a Lakeshore Heavenly Air & use that Slingshot adapter to fill it with a shop, gas station or 12v compressor. Plus my wife's Coastal inflatable SUP. We're pretty happy with it all. I've even competed a few times & do just fine against guys my weight on conventional boards.

I also paddle with a 75 lb border collie pretty frequently. The inflatables have held up really well for that.

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BuNewb
1 hour ago, oldjeep said:

We have inflatable NRS, Sevylor, and Tower paddle boards.  The NRS Big Earl we have is decent once inflated but their inflation system is a huge pain (press down, no lock) - they may have changed it since the one we have is older.  They Sevylor Samoa is the cheapest one and my favorite due to the way the fins attach with no pins (can't be removed while board is inflated though)

Of the bunch the Tower is my least favorite due to how thick it is - too much floatation which makes it unstable.  If you are a big guy you might appreciate it, you could easily float 250 on it.

Thanks oldjeep good to know I will have to call and ask about the NRS. Seems like based on their niche in the market their quality would be high so I am interested in them. I am looking for 6" thick even tho I am a smaller guy (175lbs) I would like to put a dog on it some day. 

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