Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard Review

The Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard package includes everything a beginner requires, and at an affordable price.

Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard Review

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Features

The Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard is designed for those wanting to get into paddleboarding at minimal cost, without losing too much functionality or performance. Sure, it wont hold up to inflatable paddleboards three times the price, but is perfectly fine for casual users.

This paddleboard is made from durable materials with what appears to be pretty good construction. As with all inflatable paddleoards, a certain amount of care is required to not damage it. This includes simple rules like not dropping it onto sharp objects, or dragging along rough ground. If you look after it, there’s no reason it wont last you for many years.

The Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard takes around 10-15 minutes to fully inflate. This equates to around 200-250 pumps, with the last 80-100 having quite a bit of resistance. This is fairly standard of inflatable paddle boards, so expect a workout before actually jumping on board!

The pump is manual, the manufacturer recommends not using an electric pump, as it may damage the internal wall lining. This is not to say you cannot use one, but your warranty may be void if you do so.

The valve for pumping the board up is located at the front of the board. It has an automatic shut-off so once you detach the pump hose it automatically stops the air from coming out.

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Dimensions

The Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard measures in at 9 foot (9”) long, and thirty inches (30”) wide. The board is four inches (4”) thick, and has a maximum weight capacity of 250lbs.

The board weight is 27 pounds, with a shipping weight of approx. 34 pounds.

Although the maximum weight capacity is 250lbs, it is recommended that users not be over 180-200lbs whilst using this paddleboard, due to board flex. This also includes a combined weight, if more than one person is on the  The Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard. When using this paddleboard in the “seated kayak mode”. it can hold more, due to the lower center of gravity of the occupants.

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Accessories

The full package includes everything you need to get in the water. This includes:

  • Mesh backpack
  • Aluminium paddle
  • Removable seat
  • Large anti-skid EVA pad for secure footing
  • Stainless steel tow rings
  • Hi pressure hand pump with pressure gauge
  • Valve wrench
  • Removable keel fin
  • Board leash

The paddle is typical of these types of paddle board packages. Made of aluminium, the paddle floats, but can feel heavy in the hand after a long paddle session. This paddle will last a long time, but if you find you get tired arms from holding it, you may want to consider purchasing a carbon fiber paddle. These are much lighter, and flex much better.

As well as the board, the fin and pump can also be replaced under warranty.

Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard

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Pros and cons

Pros

Cons

  • Some users have commented that the Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard can flex slightly. This tends to only happen in small waves or boat wake.
  • On flat water, this inflatable paddle board performs well, although being large(ish) means it has a certain resistance in the water, so don’t expect to win many races. The board is not designed for speed!
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Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard Summary

This inflatable stand up paddle board won’t be attracting seasoned paddlers. If, however, you’re looking to get into paddle boarding with minimal cost and plenty of accessories, you could do worse than take a closer look at the Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard.

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