"Fast and fun"
Based on our famous Touring 12'6"x30", the Astro Touring provides great glide and stability. It's fast enough to win regional rac ...
| Submitted by: Michael Gray on 2015-02-13
Summary: Great Touring ISUP that can travel, track and be very durable.
Pros: User friendly, fast, light, fairly straight-tracking and very well outfitted.
Cons: Pricey, needs a longer fin and a tow ring on the nose.
Usage: Snorkeling platform, exercise and touring in salt and freshwater. ACA SUP Instructor.
Submitted by: Michael on 2014-03-28
Summary: I have purchased this model for myself. As a frequent business traveler, residing in Pennsylvania, most of my SUP opportunities come from business travel to coastal or lake cities. This inflatable SUP fits into a hockey bag and goes with me everywhere. The ride is fast, moderately stable and easy to inflate. Best of all, I can check it in with the airlines and I don't pay extra since it weighs less than 50 pounds, even with all my extra gear.
Pros: Fast, stable, portable. Great for the frequent traveler who needs to launch in a different city every week.
Cons: I'm a bigger guy so even a rigid inflatable will still flex quite a bit when I move on it. Not as fast as the carbon race boards but you are sacrificing some performance for the portability of an inflatable.
Usage: I'm a flat water paddler and hope to get into racing shape. This board allows me to train anywhere, anytime.