AIRE’s SPUD is a full blown playboat. And it has been my favourite piece of substances to play with all summer season.
It’s nice for SUPers who wish to kayak and catch waves on the fly. It may possibly, and can, surf every little thing. For not being a hardboat, this inflatable shreds proper off the bat. Sporting the thigh straps is a should to essentially edge it.
I’ve efficiently flat-spinned this bomber and ultra-playful inflatable.
I even spudded Brown’s Canyon at 3100 CFS! It was essentially the most enjoyable I’ve ever had. At that degree, I would not have felt assured in a kayak.
Whereas I started the river season hardboat kayaking, I instantly switched to the SPUD as a result of you are able to do far more in your native run. I positively received into some waves that I usually cannot on a kayak.
The most important execs?
- It is easy to move
- It has 2 chambers so it is actually gentle
- You can also’t argue with Aire’s ducky high quality – they have been doing nice stuff within the inflatable marketplace for many years.
- It is a user-friendly boat. Anybody that is considering entering into kayaking should strive SPUDDING first.
- Or, if whitewater makes you nervous, that is the right vessel to provide the confidence to captain by yourself.
Luke Cutler lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Initially posted on CKS Weblog September 11, 2019.