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The ideal board to go exploring alone and with my dog. High quality product! It is light, easy to inflate and once folded can be easily stored in a cupboard.
I bought this board as a beginner after one lesson on two hard boards (12'6" and 14'). I haven't paddled any other boards or had another lesson. My review is limited to my experience of about 60 paddles on the sea.
It is rated as intermediate but it is very forgiving and easy to learn on without any lessons. If you are a beginner and want a long board don't waste your money on a beginner's board.
It loses about 1.5psi every two weeks, so remember to top it up if you are keeping it inflated between paddles. I have paddled it as low as 13.5psi and it was fine. The recommended 17psi is better.
Deflating and taking it on a trip works well. It takes me about 17 minutes to unpack, inflate and organise my gear for a long paddle. This is a long board with a large volume, so it takes a bit longer than smaller boards to inflate. I looked into electric (DC) and battery powered pumps and decided it wasn't worth saving a few minutes and a bit of effort. The Itiwit manual pump is fine and just fits into the 20L Itiwit dry bag if you need to take it with you on the board (you need to remove the handle and plastic tube attached to it for it to fit).
I do not recommend buying this board online. My board has a few annoying discoloured patches where for whatever reason the assembly has resulted in adhesive or other solvent on the surface of the board causing these imperfections. It is cosmetic only, but present from when I received the board. I suggest buying in-store after carefully examing the board first to avoid this. After about 40 paddles I also noticed a few discoloured areas that seem likely to be excess adhesive reacting with UV light or sea water or both. These also only seem to be cosmetic, some are drops and some along joins. I always wash the board with freash water after every paddle.
Everything else about the board has been fine so far. The leash attachment point is perhaps a little too far forward for stepping back aggressively and maybe 31" wide is a bit too fat. Enjoy!
This ITIWIT X500 Touring board is my 5th isup. I own an 11' all-around isup, a 12'6" touring isup and 2 "budget" 14' race isups. This board has nearly the stability of my 12'6" x 30" board, with speed that actually may exceed my 14" x 28" boards. The fit and finish are incredible. It's a beautiful looking board. It is unbelievably smooth on the water. The pintail design reduces drag and facilitates the transfer of paddle input power to forward motion. It doesn't have that "lag" I experience with my other boards. The 17 psi inflation pressure provides a nice stiff deck. It has very little flex compared to my other isups (even when inflated to the same pressure). I carry a lot of gear on my board so I really appreciate the front bungee system. It has more bungee than most boards and the "wings" that wrap around from the sides are great for holding smaller gear in that would usually slide out. If I had to name one complaint, it would be the leash attachment loop location. I wish it was about 6" farther back so that the entire deck pad was available for step-back turns. If you plant your rear foot right against the leash attachment point and shift your weight back, it will lift the front enough for a decent turn but a little more room to step back would be nice. Let's face it though, it's not a race board. You're probably not going to be doing too many bouy turns while out touring. Overall, an incredible product that feels and performs like a much more expensive board. I cannot recommend it enough.
i had a small leak to the 1st SUP. i bring back and received a well welcome and exchange the product easily. very good service and motivated people in Decathlon !
this product is good for leisure as i do. other, i do not know
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