Part of a new lineup of top-shelf inflatable paddle boards by iROCKER SUP, the BLACKFIN Model XL is an ultra-durable, extremely versatile board that packs a ton of great features. The big brother to iROCKER’s smaller BLACKFIN Model X, the Model XL’s 485-pound max capacity rating makes it an excellent choice for larger paddlers.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, iROCKER has quickly established itself as an industry leader when it comes to producing super durable inflatable paddle boards at affordable price points. Currently, the lineup of iROCKER paddle boards consists of six models which range in size from 10′ to 11’6″.
In this review of the new BLACKFIN Model XL SUP, we’ll cover the specs and features of this board, construction, included accessories, and warranty. We’ll also share all currently available iROCKER coupon codes and promo discounts which will save you some money and help you to get the best deal.
BLACKFIN Model XL Review: Board Overview
Measuring 11’6″ x 34″ x 6″ and weighing 32 pounds, the BLACKFIN Model XL is even more stable than the popular iROCKER CRUISER, iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′, and iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ models. This is a versatile iSUP that can be used for a variety of paddling activities — whether you’re into SUP fishing, fitness, recreational flatwater paddling, or whitewater, the Model XL is a tough and very capable board that can handle whatever you throw at it. For those who have a need for speed, the newly redesigned iROCKER SPORT 11′ is a great choice.
The BLACKFIN Model XL features quad-layer PVC construction for the ultimate in reliability and longterm durability. iROCKER has also incorporated a really nice carbon-reinforced rail into the board, further boosting durability and rigidity.
As you might expect on a premium-quality inflatable SUP, the fit and finish of this board is excellent. All of the included hardware is top-notch, and we really love the attention to detail and well-thought-out features.
The top of the BLACKFIN Model XL features a very high-quality traction pad that is super comfy on the hands and feet. The deck pad is embossed with the BLACKFIN logo, and there’s a heavy-duty carrying handle in the middle of the board which is covered by a soft neoprene cover. Located on both sides of the traction pad along the rails are four stainless steel D-rings which can be used to attach the optional BLACKFIN kayak seat.
At the nose of the board are six more D-rings along with an elastic bungee cord for securing bags and other gear. iROCKER also integrated dual safety grab handles into the bungee storage area, making this a fantastic board for paddling small children. Kids love to ride on the nose of