| Submitted by: LM Kessler on 2014-10-22
Summary: This board flies!!! Purchased a second board to paddle open ocean. Already have a Tower xPlorer but it is pretty slow (although very stable) due to its freeboard in wind and chop. The NeedleNose cuts right through both wind and chop. Both my buddy and I fought to see who got to paddle it each day. Was able to paddle through 15-20 mph winds and two foot chop without a problem. At this price point I don't think you can find a better board! Dan at SeaEagle.com is super friendly and knowledgeable to boot!
Pros: Fantastic glide, speed and stability. Pierces chop like a composite board.
Cons: Slightly tricky to roll up due to needle nose cone--but it can be done once you learn the trick--ask Dan;)
Usage: Touring, racing
Submitted by: Dianna j on 2014-07-04
Summary: The Needlenose is my second ISUP, and is far superior. I am really enjoying everything about this board.
Pros: Maneuverability .speed. Quick inflation. Set up,with valve on same end as skews for ease of rolling. Storage fore and aft. Great backpack storage bag.
Cons: Haven't found any yet .
Usage: I use it for exercise, touring.