PLAYER-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Review
The PLAYER- Invader series 10’6” is a relatively worth but decent quality cruising-oriented all-around inflatable paddle board.
For the first time out, SUP’ing poses a sort of fun challenge when it comes to maintaining your stability, and once you’ve overcome that, the exhilarating feeling of falling in is always there which makes the activity itself, although seemingly simple, that much more exciting… But there’s much more to it than just that.
A Quick Overview for the Hasty
The Player-Invader series 10’6” inflatable stand up paddle board measures 10’6″×32″×6″ (length × width × thickness) and weighs 18.7 pounds. It has a maximum weight capacity of 330 pounds and comes with everything you need to get on the water.
Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP due to its design is a cruising-oriented all-around that is suitable mainly for cruising, but also for yoga, fishing, riding small waves, and other recreational SUP activities.
Who and What Is the Player-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Designed For?
Who: paddlers weighing up to 330 pounds (ideally 290 pounds)
What: all-around SUP suitable for cruising, fishing, yoga, short-distance touring in flat waters or light chop.
The length/width ratio of the DAMA Flywater Single 10’6” Inflatable SUP makes it rather stable of an all-around which makes it suitable for even the heavier paddlers. Its maximum weight capacity is 330 pounds, but I’d say a more realistic max paddler weight would be 290 pounds. It has a wide standing platform, making it suitable for beginners as well as experienced paddlers looking for more stability rather than maneuverability or full-on speed alone.
I’d call it a cruising-oriented all-around board suitable for various SUP activities, mainly cruising, but also for yoga, fishing, short-distance touring, and recreational paddling in general. It is mainly geared for cruising on calm waters but can also handle some wavy waters or light chop (lakes, streams, seas, etc).
How Does the Player-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Perform?
The Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP Board is mainly:
As was mentioned earlier, the Player-Invader series 10’6” is a rather stable of an all-around iSUP due to its width (32 inches) and design (wide rounded squared off tail, rounded nose).
As for speed, you can expect a sort of cruising speed. In other words, I’d describe it as “relaxing pace” and not really one where you can build up awesome racing level speeds when putting some serious effort into paddling. And thus cruising-oriented, at least in my book.
All of that is not to say that the turns aren’t possible with this board. Talking about maneuverability here. You’ll still be able to make quick turns and so on, but not the kind you’d make while surfing (you can still “surf” small waves, but that’s more like just going with the flow rather than making moves against it on the wave). Note however, smaller paddlers find the board more stable and less maneuverable than heavier paddlers. That’s because you’d need to step on the rear of the board to lift the board and then turn, but if you’re not too heavy, it will be harder to make turns like that, naturally. You can still turn it whichever way you like with just the paddle though, as per usual.
What Are the Specifications of the Player-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable SUP Board?
Specifications of the Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP Board:
· Type – all-around (cruising oriented)
· Color – black + white
· Construction – inflatable
· Length – 10’6″
· Width – 32″
· Thickness – 6″
· Weight of the board – 18.7 pounds
· Weight capacity – 330 pounds
· Material – drop-stitch core with a layer of PVC material and an anti-slip soft EVA foam deck pad.
The Player-Invader series Inflatable SUP Board is an all-around that is geared towards cruising on flat waters. It is also suitable for other SUP activities as an all-around. Regardless of skill level and purpose, it can be used by children, teens, and adults.
This inflatable stand-up paddleboard comes in 1 color combination: black + white.
The Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP has an inflatable construction. This means it is filled with air, making it durable, easy to deflate and store. It has an Inflation valve at the rear end of the board from where you can pump air into it, and its maximum recommended PSI is 15.
The board is 10 feets and 6 inches long which is not too short nor is it long for entry-level all-around inflatable SUP boards.
The Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP board is 32 inches wide. This makes the board rather stable for even heavier paddlers. However, the stability of wider boards comes at the cost of speed (can’t build up as much speed).
This stand-up paddle board is 6 inches thick (standard thickness for most iSUP boards). Thicker boards tend to feel more stable and sturdy.
Weight of the board:
The Player-Invader series 10’6” inflatable SUP board weighs 18.7 pounds. This makes it easy to carry and move around even when inflated.
The reported weight capacity of this stand-up paddle board is 330 pounds but that doesn’t make it ideal for somebody weighing as much. A more realistic maximum paddler weight is up to around 290 pounds (though you can still store items or ride together with a companion that stays at a lower center of gravity as long as the total weight doesn’t exceed the aforementioned max weight capacity).
The Player-Invader series 10’6” inflatable SUP board is made of a single layer PVC material joined to a fabric with a drop-stitch inner core. There is also a layer of PVC material at the rails and an anti-slip soft EVA foam traction pad on top of the board.
What Is Player-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable Paddle Board Made of?
Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP board is made of:
· single layer PVC
As was mentioned earlier, the core is made of drop-stitch material surrounded by reinforced fabric material holding the top and bottom half of the single layer PVC together. There’s a single layer of PVC at the rails also. Additionally, PVC layer at both the top/bottom and rails has a final layer of coating further protecting the materials from weather elements (UV rays, temperature, etc).
Overall I’d say the construction itself is fairly standard, but the quality decent if not good. It’s more about how well everything is connected together and so on that determines the “quality” of it. Player-Invader series paddle boards are in control of actually manufacturing many of the boards coming from China, so it’s safe to assume they’ve put extra care into their own branded line of iSUPs.
It’s decent of a cheaper option for general use in calmer waters.
What Are the Features of the Player-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board?
Features of the Player-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable SUP Board:
1. Bungee storage systems
2. Carry handle
3. Deck pad
4. D-rings (4)
5. Inflation valve
1-point bungee storage systems
This stand-up paddle board has 1 storage system. They are made of durable elastic cord mounted on 4 D-rings and located at the nose and rear of the board. The storage systems allow you store all essential accessories underneath while on water.
DAMA Flywater Single 10’6 iSUP board has two carry handles, the first one located at the middle of the board on top of the deck pad. This is used mainly for carrying the board when its inflated.
This is a diamond-grooved standing platform that is made of non-slip soft EVA foam material. It is comfortable to stand on and enhances grip and balance even when the board is wet.
4 D-rings are located at the front part of the board.
A high pressure inflation valve, an important part of the board, is located at the rear end of the board. This is where you can pump air into the board.
What Else is Included in the Player-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package?
Apart from the board itself, the DAMA Flywater Single 10’6 Inflatable SUP Board Package comes with everything you need to get on the water. The accessories include: adjustable paddle, high pressure pump, backpack, ankle leash.
The Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP package comes with a paddle of aluminum alloy hollow design. It is a 3-piece adjustable paddle that fits into the backpack when disassembled. This paddle floats on water, so you don’t have to worry about it sinking when it drops in the water.
High pressure pump
This is a double-action pump that has a pressure gauge on top of it for measuring the amount of air pressure in the board. The maximum recommended PSI is 15 but over 13 is also fine. Pumping the board might be quite a workout, but it only takes about 10 minutes to inflate the board.
A simple travel backpack is included in the package. It has straps that enable you carry the whole package with ease. The backpack can contain the deflated and rolled up board alongside other accessories and still have extra room for other things.
The ankle leash is attached to one of the D-rings on the board to keep you connected to it while paddling in case you slip or fall. The leash is coiled so it doesn’t get tangled up while you are paddling.
So Is the Player-Invader series 10’6” Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package for You?
If you’re looking for a stable cruising-oriented all-around that can accommodate paddlers weighing up to 290 pounds then this board can be a great choice on the cheap with decent quality and good customer support. Since the board is wide enough, beginners and experienced paddlers can try fishing and yoga on top of cruising.
However, if you’re looking for a speedy paddleboard or one that is very maneuverable, this might not be the one for you.
Where To Buy the Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP Package?
Best way to buy stand up paddle boards would be from physical shops. That way you could gain much needed info, advice and tips from the enthusiastic sellers there.
If purchasing from a physical store was not an option, there are still online stores to check out, just like TIK,shopify,etc.
The Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP board is not super cheap, but still rather on the cheap end. It’s got a relatively typical but decent quality construction and oriented more for cruising, I’d say, plenty stable, in other words, with cruising speed and all that. It’s suitable even for the heaver paddlers weighing up to around 290lbs (330lbs being the max weight capacity) looking to do some recreational paddling (mainly cruising, but also some yoga, fishing, surfing small waves, short-distance touring, etc) in calmer waters, but also in some chop. The package includes everything you’d need to get on the water.
Player-Invader series 10’6” iSUP package comes with an adjustable paddle, high pressure pump, backpack, ankle leash.
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