SIC Maui Air-Glide Recon – 11.4
11'4" X 30" X 6" (230 LITERS) • $1,4249
This classic longboard-style surf / fitness board will please the kids, wife and wallet. Dads love all the Air-Glide boards because you can spend the day horsing around, and you won't have to spend the whole night patching holes. Even punctures are easy, as the board is equipped with a repair kit if accidents happen. The Recon 11.4 Air-Glide has a huge range, for riders nearly any weight. At 20 PSI, it's super-stiff and at 6 inches thick, with abundant volume, it can float the whole family.
The Air-Glide Recon is unique in its class. With a shape that's a cross between a surfboard and a raceboard, it's a jack-of-all-trades. What stands out first is the superior stiffness: the Recon inflates to 20 PSI and six-inches thick, making it one of the easiest-paddling inflatables out there. This amplifies the board's generalist shape and allows you to paddle with your dog, get into downwind bumps or head out in the open ocean. A D-ring for a leash (or anchoring), bungee cord for lashing down gear and good glide all add to the board's touring capabilities. And the double drop stitch and UV-resistant construction means it's going to last. Do we even need to mention that it packs down into its own bag? We're big fans of boards that can do it all, from living at the family cabin on Lake Tahoe to heading out to catch your first downwind glides to cruising off a sailboat in the Caribbean. If we were going to travel the world with one inflatable SUP, the Air-Glide Recon would make the short list.—WT
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