Reviews for Nalu 10'10" AST by Naish
Submitted by: Jodikayak on 2014-10-17
Summary: My first SUP, bought as a repaired demo board. Light enough to carry easily, good learning board on flat small lakes or staying near shore. Sold because I want a longer board with more glide, carrying capacity and tie downs for touring. Beginning tip: I thought I needed to "get good BEFORE paddling with dog, turned out board was much more stable WITH dog. Small child, dog who can sit still actually serves as ballast and offsets your inadvertent weight shifts as you are learning. (My 50lb dog is an experienced kayaker and good at keeping her weight centered. She loves supping!). Our combined weight was 230 though which was max for this board.
Pros: Good learning board. Weight easy to carry. Length good for storing and transport, paddling close to shore, calm water.
Cons: No tie downs, not much glide. Bought a demo that had been repaired. Beware punctures.
Usage: Great family fun at lake or bay. Not for racing or touring. I towed behind touring kayak on kayak camping trips to play with at our swimming beach.
Submitted by: Phil on 2014-08-02
Summary: This is the perfect all-around board. It is extremely stable, tracks straight as an arrow and turns easily despite its size. It is great for flat water, paddling in the open ocean, and small surf.
Pros: Super Stable, tracks straight as an arrow and is nimble for its size. It is not a race board but, it is definitely not slow. A very fun do-anything board.
Cons: I wish it was a bit lighter. While it is only 26 lbs, it gets heavy if you have to carry it far.
Usage: Exercise, flat water paddling, open ocean paddling, surfing.
Submitted by: AEMPowell on 2014-04-26
Summary: Good all around board especially for me! (age 61)
Pros: Lighter than other boards, easy to paddle, stable
Cons: Even though it is lighter than other boards, wish it was still even lighter
Usage: recreation and exercise
Submitted by: Valmy on 2014-03-28
Summary: Fun and easy to use. Good for beginners. Stable.
Cons: Slow for advanced users.
Submitted by: robcasey on 2012-07-26
Summary: We call this our 'go to board' for instruction. It's so stable that we put folks of all sizes on it to get them started or regain their sense of balance after being on a less stable board.
Pros: - Light to carry. - super stable even for bigger folks. - tracks well with multi concave hull. - stable for surf and light rivers. - nose screw-ins for gear tie-downs.
Cons: - slower forward speed.
Usage: all usages.