Here at iROCKER, we’re all-out fans of stand up paddle boarding over every other type of exercise. We love it for core training, cross-training, alone time and fun together time. We even love stand up paddle boarding for work outings! Until inflatable paddle boards became available, SUP wasn’t quite so flexible, though. Why? Because there are many advantages of using inflatable paddle boards over rigid boards.
In this post, we’re going to break down the important advantages of inflatable stand up paddle boards. If you’re thinking about taking up SUP or upgrading your old rigid board, then read on for iROCKER’S top three advantages of inflatable paddle boards.
Inflatable Paddle Boards Stand Up to Hazards
Nature has its beauty and its beautiful surprises. Sometimes, though, those surprises can be hazards that can threaten your safety or your equipment. In the case of stand up paddle boarding, common hazards are part of the fun
Debris floating in the water, shallow spots, rocks and even fellow boarders can pose a hazard to a rigid board. One small crash can add up to a big repair bill and who wants that?
Inflatable stand up paddle boards stand up to water hazards far better than rigid boards. This gives you the protection you need to paddle safely and also a long life for your paddle board investment.
With a rigid board, even the most gentle bump can leave you with a damaged board. Not so with an inflatable board!
iROCKER boards, in particular, give you amazing protection from ding damage. This is because all of our boards are specially made with four layers of protection and a high density drop stitch internal core. For even more protection and durability, we use dual fusion heat welded seams and the maximum stitching per square inch possible.
What does all of this mean? One simple word: durability.
So forget about expensive fiberglass repairs and maintenance by switching to an inflatable stand up paddle board.
Tip: This super-cheap and highly handy patch kit is all you need to keep your iROCKER gliding along nicely even after a major knock by water debris.
Inflatable Paddle Boards are Gentle on Your Body
Stand up paddle boarding is an awesome group activity. Whether you’re taking the family out for some bonding or have a regular meetup with your paddle buddies, you’re going to experience some occasional board bumping.
Bumps can be part of the fun so long as no one gets hurt. Inflatable stand up paddle boards are your best bet against bodily harm in the event of a major bump from a fellow paddler. Think about it — would you rather be bumped by a hard piece fiberglass or a forgiving inflatable?
If you like to paddle with pals as much as we do, you’ll want to protect your board and your body from the occasional bump by your fellow paddler. You might even want to get a group board. We love the iROCKER Big Blue Multi Person Inflatable Paddle Board for families and groups of up to four or five people on a single board. Trust us, it’s a blast!
Tip: Whether you’re a high-energy paddler or the type who likes a quiet cruise with no surprises, you’ll want to check out this life vest. It looks good and gives you and your loved ones maximum protection out there on the water.
Inflatable Paddle Boards are Affordable
Sports equipment can put a dent in any budget if you don’t do your homework. Well, we’re here to help keep you on budget with the long life and up-front savings you get from iROCKER’s affordable line of boards and accessories.
Affordability is as important to our iROCKER team as durability. How else can we help the world fall in love with stand up paddle boarding than by making it affordable and accessible to everyone? So we’ve put our money where are mouth is by building boards that anyone can afford and that stand the test of time.
Bonus: Did you know iROCKER goes one step further in keeping you on budget with free shipping! We also offer 0% interest for up to 18 months on your new board purchase!
Enjoy More Adventure with an Inflatable Paddle Board
Last but not least, inflatable paddle boards are mobile-friendly! Deflate to pack up and go. Inflate to hit the water. All in just a couple of minutes. And since iROCKERs pack snugly into this sleek Roller Travel Back Pack, you can take your board with you on your next flight.
You can’t do that with an old rigid board, can you?
The bottomline is that inflatable paddle boards protect you and your investment with durability affordability rigid boards simply can’t match. If you aren’t already enjoying the advantages of an inflatable paddle board, hop on over to the iROCKER site and get started!
If you still have questions or just want to share some pics of you enjoying your inflatable, contact us using the form below or join the conversation on our Facebook page. We love hearing from our fellow SUP fans!