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The Emotion Traverse™ Paddleboard is our offering to the newest recreational adventure on the water. The recessed textured foot holds give it added tr ...
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 3 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Shiresd on 2015-02-26
Summary: Works great but not a smooth glide. More of a starter board. In my opinion.

Pros: Easy to use and transport
Cons: I liked a longer board but this one won me over
Usage: Exercise

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Kim Stone on 2015-01-18
Summary: This baby can take a beating. It's tough and durable for river runs.

Pros: Toughness
Cons: Very heavy
Usage: Pleasure :)

3 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: jvryak on 2014-10-31
Summary: Bought a couple of these for the family - very basic board, was fun to play with but really not made for constant paddling, they were slow and heavy and seem to oil can a bit. Good for playing around but not for serious paddling.

Pros: low cost, no worry plastic
Cons: heavy, slow
Usage: touring

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: SE on 2014-07-06
Summary: Great Board, seems indestructible. I'm a beginner and wanted an all-rounder. This board has performed, especially for the price.

Pros: Stable, took it on class II in Boulder Creek where I live and it was awesome. Removable fin. Afraid I would snap it in WW so it's nice to just easily remove it.
Cons: Little heavy. The middle hand hold is a little hard to hold onto. It's a little thick making you stand higher above the water than some boards. Since it's thick, seems like they could have put an in board reservoir to store more stuff to do an overnight paddle etc. Side handles actually got n my way, tool them off.
Usage: All-rounder. Lake and easy white water.

3 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: SML on 2014-06-06
Summary: Best for beginners, but a bit slow and heavy. Good for calm bodies of water.

Pros: Stability is good, especially for beginners.
Cons: Weight. Slow. Heavy, need strong people to get it onto your vehicle.
Usage: lakes ponds

1 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Dschmit39 on 2014-05-30
Summary: We bought two of these for our rental program because we thought they'd be durable but have been largely unhappy with them. They are somewhat durable but seem to get scratched and gouged surprisingly easy. Definitely very heavy and unwieldy. It would be very difficult for anyone except the strong to put on top of a car without another person or two. Performance wise they are unwieldy to use and seem to neither turn well or go straight well. I have no idea why they are listed on here as whitewater capable boards because I'd rather swim whitewater than go on this. We bought NRS Baron 6 boards after our experience with the Traverse and will be getting rid of these at the end of the year. Would not recommend.

Pros: Somewhat Durable
Cons: Heavy, very difficult to handle for one person,
Usage: Lake

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Marla on 2014-05-14
Summary: My husband and I bought this to use in the creek near our house.The grandkids ages 2 yrs. and up love it as much as we do.

Pros: It is inexpensive,durable,super easy to balance,and all ages can use it.
Cons: Heavy and hard to carry, but perfect for our situation.
Usage: Enjoyed it all winter without getting wet. Grandkids use it to climb on and jump off as well as stand up paddling and kayaking up and down the creek.

3 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: knudson on 2014-03-31
Summary: A stable and fun beginner to intermediate board that handles well and has high load capacity. It is molded plastic, hollow inside and has gear cords on the front. It is a bit heavier, so might require 2 people to carry it, but is great on lakes and calmer water.

Pros: High capacity and stable in calmer water.
Cons: A bit heavy and slower than slimmer and lighter boards.
Usage: Use on lakes for users of all ages. Great beginner board.

2 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: robcasey on 2012-04-11
Summary: The Traverse was orginally designed by Corran Addison as a whitewater river board. That said, it's sturdy, can take a beating, yet like a whitewater kayak is short and turns easily. It can be used for all types of paddling except long distance or racing.

Pros: It's nice to have a hatch to store things in. The board is great for rivers where there's lots of rocks was the tough rotomolded exterior won't ding. The Traverse is great for those looking to get into an affordable board.
Cons: The board is quite heavy and would be difficult for many to put it on a tall car solo, or carry long distances. The board has a lot of rocker and requires a large fin or a J-stroke to track straight.
Usage: Everything except racing and long distance paddling.

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