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YASKA 10’6 iSUP Review

YASKA 10’6 iSUP Review

YASKA 10'6 iSUP Review

YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Review (2022)

 

YASKA 10'6 iSUP PackageYASKA Mermaid 10’6 Inflatable SUP is one of the cheapest iSUPs on the market and of decent quality all-around board that’s mainly for calmer SUP activities and then some. Its maximum weight capacity is 330 pounds, making it suitable for smaller and bigger paddlers. I was unfortunate to get a moldy bag as well as some other issues, but those problems have been resolved and quality improved over the years. The price is so low likely because they’re one of the manufacturers with no middle-man upping the price.

Stand-up paddle boarding has grown popular among watersports over the years. It might not look exhilarating from a bystander’s point of view, but there’s way more enjoyment to it. It is a worthwhile experience, and that’s why you should give it a try.

You can check its price here: YASKA 10’6 iSUP Package.

A Quick Overview for the Hasty

YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board measures 10’6”× 32”× 6” (length× width× thickness) and weighs 20 pounds. It has a maximum weight capacity of 330 pounds and comes with everything you need to get on the water.

It is an all-around board that’s more for recreational paddling on calmer waters, be it cruising, fishing, a little yoga, very short-distance touring, etc. It is a cheap entry-level all-around board, and the accessories included in the package are fairly low quality. Apart from the paddle board itself, the package comes with the following accessories: an adjustable paddle, hand pump, carry backpack, coiled ankle leash, repair kit, and a removable travel fin.

 

Who and What Is the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Designed For?

Who: anyone who weighing up to 330 pounds.
What: all-around suitable for recreational paddling on calmer waters.

The YASKA 10’6 Inflatable SUP is ideal for smaller, average-sized, and bigger paddlers as its maximum weight capacity is 330 pounds. Considerably taller paddlers might not find the board stable as it is not long enough for them (10’6”). Since the board has a wide standing platform, beginners and experienced paddlers can easily balance on it.

The board is an all-around that is mainly for recreational types of SUP activities like cruising, short-distance touring, fishing, yoga, riding small waves, some river riding, etc. It is more suitable for use on calmer waters, though it can still handle a little light chop (lakes, calmer rivers, seas, and oceans).

Who and What Is the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Designed For?

 

How Does the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Paddle Board Perform?

The YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board is mainly:

  • Stable

Being 32 inches wide and 6 inches thick, you should expect more stability than maneuverability or speed with this board. It is designed to give you balance and control while in use.

This is not to say the board isn’t maneuverable; the narrowed rounded tail helps it make smooth turns on the water. Although, the board has only one center fin which helps it with tracking but not so much with maneuvering (side fins would have enhance better maneuverability).

Speed is least achieved with the YASKA 10’ inflatable paddle board due to the length/width ratio (10’6/32”). However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t glide, you just can’t expect racing speeds. It is neither too long nor too narrow and can only build up some speed enough for cruising (which perfect for recreational use).

 

How Does the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Paddle Board Perform?

 

What Are the Specifications of the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board?

Specifications of the YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board:

  • Type – all-around
  • Color – blue + white
  • Construction – inflatable
  • Length – 10’6
  • Width – 32”
  • Thickness – 6”
  • Weight of the board – 20 pounds
  • Weight capacity – 330 pounds
  • Materials – drop-stitch inner core, dual layer military-grade PVC, and a non-slip EVA deck pad.

Type:
The YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is an all-around that is ideal for recreational paddling on calmer waters but can also be used for other SUP activities on various water conditions. The board can be used by anybody regardless of skill level.

Color:
This inflatable paddle board comes in a single color: blue + white.

Construction:
The YASKA 10’6 paddle board is inflatable, meaning it can be filled with air for use or deflated and stored. It is a durable board, making it easy to deflate, roll up and store or transported in the backpack. Air fills or leaves the board through a valve at the rear of the board. Its maximum recommended PSI is 15.

Length:
The stand-up inflatable paddle board is 10 feet 6 inches long, which is not too long nor is it short. This makes it suitable for average sized paddlers and slightly tall ones. The board is still long enough to fit 2 persons (so your kids or pets can accompany you through your journey on the water)

Width:
It is 32 inches wide. This is wide and stable enough for smaller and bigger paddlers. Very heavy paddlers would require a wider board (33-34 inches) to attain more stability. Wider boards tend to be more stable.

Thickness:
The YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board is 6 inches thick. This is common among most modern inflatable paddle boards. Thicker boards feel more rigid and stable.

Weight of the board:
The paddle board weighs around 20 pounds. All things being considered, the board feels lightweight, making it easier to maneuver and steer on the water. It also makes it easy to carry about when inflated (it is not advisable to drag your board on the ground).

Weight capacity:
The YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board has a maximum weight capacity of 330 pounds. A paddler can allow for a companion as long as the weight is kept in check.

Materials:
This paddle board has an inner core made of a drop-stitch material and surrounded by a base cloth. There is a double layer of military grade PVC materials on the outer shell and at the rails of the board. Finally, on top of the board is a soft non-slip EVA foam deck pad.

YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Specifications

 

What Is YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Paddle Board Made of?

YASKA 10’6 iSUP board is made of:

  • double-layer PVC

The description for this board is a bit all over the place. Some places state it’s machine-laminated, other places claim it’s “purely hand-made” instead. Maybe they mean the PVC layers are machine laminated and everything else hand-mand. Figuring out it’s construction quality based on that is like solving a puzzle and I don’t feel like buying a new one just to stick a knife in that one as well… I know they’ve improved things over the years, but by how much I can’t be sure of. I know the old ones I got were single-layer PVC, but the new ones should be double layer.

Best bet is to assume that it’s pretty much the same quality as most of the cheaper boards on the market, especially when considering that they’re also one of the manufacturers of many of the low-cost iSUPs you can find on the market under many different brands. That’s to say there’s no middle-man upping the price which would explain the low cost.

Given that it’s one of the newer iteration of their boards, it’s highly like a double layer build: drop-stitch/space yarn material at the core held together by a layer of fabric, then a PVC layer toppled with an polyester-enhanced thinner PVC layer as a final coating. Similar thing at the rails.

Given the price the quality of the board itself seems to be very good (quality of accessory items not so much). Perfectly fine for recreational use even in choppy waters. It basically comes down to how good quality control and customer support is. For more info: construction of inflatable paddle boards (link opens in a new tab).

 

What Are the Features of the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable SUP Board?

Features of the YASKA 10’6 inflatable stand-up paddle board:

  1. Bungee storage area
  2. Deck pad
  3. Carry handle
  4. Inflation valve
  5. D-ring (1)
  6. Bottom D-ring (1)
  7. Fin (1)

1 – 4-point bungee storage areaYASKA 10'6 iSUP Features
The YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board has a bungee storage area located at the nose of the board. It is made with a durable elastic string mounted on 4 D-rings and allows you store items under (clothes, bottles, backpack, etc).

2 – deck pad
The deck pad made of a soft EVA foam material is where you stand when paddling. It is a non-slip standing platform that enhances grip and provides comfort for your feet. The deck pad is family and pet friendly.

3 – carry handle
Positioned at the middle of the board is a carry handle, made of nylon, for carrying the board when inflated.

4 – inflation valve
The YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board has a high pressure valve positioned at the rear of the board. This is where you inflate and deflate your board. The maximum recommended PSI is 15, but 12 – 14 is also fine. You can use the valve wrench included in the package to tighten the valve if it seems loose or leaks air.

5 – D-ring (1)
Close to the inflation valve, at the rear of the board is a single D-ring. It is mainly for attaching an ankle leash to keep you connected to your paddle board.

6 – bottom D-ring (1)
Another D-ring is located at the nose of the board on the bottom side. It is used to tow or anchor the board.

7 – fin (1)
The YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board has just one large center fin. It provides stability and helps keep the board in a straight line.

 

What Else Is Included in the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package?

Apart from the board itself, the YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board package comes with an adjustable paddle, carry backpack, hand pump, coiled ankle leash, repair kit, and a removable fin.

Adjustable paddle
The package comes with an adjustable 3-piece aluminum paddle. It is a cheap entry-level paddle that fits into the backpack. However, it doesn’t float for too long before it starts sinking; it is made of aluminum after all.

Pressure pump
The YASKA 10’6 iSUP package includes a simple air pressure pump. The pump has a pressure gauge on top of it that shows the air pressure registered in the board. Note that the pressure gauge might only start to show once you reach 7 PSI or higher, so don’t get stressed out when it doesn’t show anything initially. As mentioned earlier, the maximum recommended PSI is 15, but anything between 12 and 14 is fine too. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to inflate the board using the pump.

Carry backpack
The package includes a backpack that measures 33.5× 15× 10 inches that fits the deflated and rolled up board and all the accessories that comes with the package.

Ankle leash
This is a safety leash that attaches you to the paddle board so that it doesn’t drift away from you when you happen to fall off. One end is attached to the D-ring at the rear of the board while the other end is strapped around your ankle. It comes in handy (keeps you safe) in windy conditions.

Repair kit
The repair kit (an orange tube-like container) holds a valve wrench that is used to tighten the inflation valve when it comes loose overtime and PVC patches. The latter is used to patch up the board when damaged.

Removable fin
The YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board has only one fin which is detachable. No tool is needed to insert or remove the fin. You should insert the fin when your board is halfway inflated so it locks in well. This fin aids decent tracking on the water.

 

So Is the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package for You?

If you’re looking for a stable, lightweight (20 pounds), and decent quality SUP board that’s mainly for recreational activities (cruising, fishing, yoga, short-distance touring) on flat waters (lakes, rivers, streams) on the cheap, then the YASKA 10’6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package might just be a great choice. It comes with all the accessories you might need to get on the water.

The board is wide and can accommodate paddlers weighing up to around 330 pounds. This allows even the bigger paddlers to use it. Overall, beginners, intermediates, and experienced paddlers can handle the board as it is stable.

The YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board is mainly stable but still maneuverable and tracks decently. It is an all-around that is suitable for most SUP activities on flatwater. It might be too long for full-on surfing and too wide and short for racing, but it doesn’t fully exclude anything.

So if you’re looking for an inflatable paddle board to build up great speed or a super maneuverable one, then this might not be the board for you.

 

Where To Buy the YASKA 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 (assuming they were experts on the field…).

If purchasing from a physical store was not an option, there are still online stores to check out.

Check the price or buy here: YASKA 10’6 Inflatable SUP Package.

 

Conclusion

YASKA 10’6 Inflatable SUP is a very cheap yet decent quality all-around board that’s mainly for calmer SUP activities. Its maximum weight capacity is 330 pounds, making it suitable for smaller and bigger paddlers. It is an all-around board that’s more for recreational paddling on calmer waters, be it cruising, some surfing, some river riding, fishing, a little yoga, very short-distance touring, etc. It is a cheap entry-level all-around board, but the accessories included in the package are fairly low quality.

Included accessories
Apart from the board itself, the YASKA 10’6 inflatable SUP board package comes with an adjustable paddle, carry backpack, hand pump, coiled ankle leash, repair kit, and a removable fin.

Where to Buy
It’s simple, buy here: YASKA 10’6 iSUP Package.

 

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