Author Topic: Is Astro Whopper Delux Inflatable good as all-around travel board?  (Read 475 times)

oceanAddict

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  After several family trips with SIC Air Glide I began thinking if I want a smaller more universal board. We mostly stay at resorts with beach breaks and  I realized that I only take it out in calm conditions. When it windy and there are some mushy waves  I don't go as I would be fighting it most of the time. Not to mention that even rolled board is big and heavy in travel.
 So I started to look for shorter, wider board and ran across few years old Starboard Whopper Delux.  10 ft long, 35 'wide. 6 in thick. Is anyone familiar with this board? Is this boar even suitable for surfing in small waves, beach break?  It looks very flat to me and I cannot find any reviews. videos to verify..

On another hand, if anyone has a suggestion for a travel board for 200+ lbs paddler that could be used to be the first board  - I still hope to put my wife on board someday. I'm primarily looking at higher-end used boards vs lower-end new. 

p.s. any good deals around ? any special for zoners?

Thanks
 
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Re: Is Astro Whopper Delux Inflatable good as all-around travel board?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 07:13:32 AM »
Hi oceanAddict,

The Whopper shape is a great all round board. While the inflatable (Whopper now iGO) shape has evolved over the years, the inflatable technology has come along in leaps and bounds. Starboard make a good product but you'd enjoy a newer, better constructed board more. I'm not saying you have to go brand new, but the Astro name hasn't been used in about 4-5 years dating the board you're looking at.

Go with at least fusion construction, or newer welded seams. We have several boards on sale (all new), but one might fit your budget. If not, let me know what takes your fancy and we can maybe figure out a deal, 1-888-252-4983 or PM.

Start here: https://greenwatersports.com/shop/product-category/stand-up-paddle/boards/inflatable-boards?ref=17
https://greenwatersports.com/shop/product-tag/surf?ref=17

You could also look at the Fanatic Fly Air. While not fusion, they are a steal at just $699 for the 2019 model.
https://greenwatersports.com/shop/brand/fanatic?ref=17

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