Initially launched in March of 2018, the new BLACKFIN Model X from Jacksonville, Florida-based iROCKER SUP is a tough, stable inflatable paddle board that is loaded with premium features. Measuring 10’6″ x 35″ x 6″ and weighing 29 pounds, the Model X provides a wide paddling platform that is perfect for SUP fitness, whitewater, SUP fishing, and flatwater paddling.
Since the launch of iROCKER’s first models a few years back, the company has quickly become a popular choice in the inflatable SUP world. The growing line of iROCKER SUPs currently consists of six models that range in size from 10′ to 11’6″, and the new BLACKFIN boards are a step towards the higher-end of the market.
In this review of iROCKER’s new BLACKFIN Model X SUP, we’ll cover the construction, features, specs, included accessories, and warranty. We’ll also share all of the currently available iROCKER coupon codes and promos to help you get the best deal on a new BLACKFIN paddle board.
BLACKFIN Model X Review: SUP Overview
The smaller sibling of the 11’6″ BLACKFIN Model XL, the Model X is a rugged SUP that is built for stability and versatility. Thanks to the board’s 35″ width, it offers extreme stability and is a great choice for paddling small children and dogs. Perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers alike, the Model X is a really enjoyable board to paddle and it’s even more stable than the popular iROCKER CRUISER, iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′, and iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ models. If speed is what you’re after, be sure to check out the fast-paddling iROCKER SPORT 11′.
All iROCKER SUPs feature a new and improved quad-layer PVC construction which adds even more durability. Additionally, the new BLACKFIN lineup comes with carbon reinforced rails which further bolster the board’s toughness and rigidity.
This board comes with top-quality hardware, and the fit and finish are exactly what you’d expect from a premium level SUP.
The top of the BLACKFIN Model X features a premium grade EVA foam traction pad that is embossed with the BLACKFIN SUP logo. This deck pad is extremely comfortable and easy on your hands and feet, further adding to the board’s appeal for SUP fitness.
At the middle of the top deck is a nylon webbed carrying handle that is covered by a soft neoprene cover. There are also four D-rings located near the board’s rails for attaching the optional kayak seat.
The nose of the Model X features a large bungee storage area with six D-rings. There’s plenty of room for a dry bag and other gear that you’d like to bring along. There are also three grab handles at the nose, two of which are incorporated into the bungee storage area which gives small children a safe and secure place to hold onto.
At the tail is a second bungee storage area