An "On the go" SUP racing/touring board that's also lightening fast. At 14' long and 8" thick, this is a revolutionary inflatable design. Originally designed for the jet-setting SUP-racing crowd, the Tower Xplorer inflatable SUP package is also ideal for anyone that just wants a crazy fast flat-water touring board.
2-Year Warranty on iSUPs
NOTE: Paddle and pump sold separately.
Note: This board would retail in a store for $1500.
Includes a 14' by 32" by 8" inflatable SUP, a high-end Tower branded diamond grooved deck pad, a standard longboard fin box with a removable center fin, a hand hold strap, a roll-up carrying strap, a towing ring on the nose, and a leash attachment ring on the tail.
It will shock you how fast the 14' Tower Xplorer inflatable paddle board is. At 8" thick, it will also shock you how rigid it is. At the time of introduction, not only is there no other 14' iSUP on the market. Nor is there any other 8" thick iSUPs on the market. The Xplorer represents and entirely new class of paddle board, and everyone who tries it falls in love.
Traditional hard board unlimited racing class SUPs are the fastest boards on the market. At 14' or longer, and with many over 7.5 inches thick, they also present a massive storage and transportation problem. For speed and glide, the longer the better, but it's a bitter tradeoff. You need an oversized room or garage to store them, and you've got to crate them for shipping (at a cost of $1000s per shipment). This is largely why more manageable 12'6" length hard boards have become the standard racing class size, but really they're still monsters to transport.
However, when you go with an inflatable, the length is largely irrelevant for storage and transportation as you just roll them up and go. We figured the longer the better, and we were right on the money. Once we tested the boards, we were blown away at the speed. It's the fastest board in our entire line-up... and if fits in a duffel bag when rolled up.
Be weary of newer boards made with the fused process. While they may be lighter, they lose rigidity and durability in this newer construction process and are much lower quality boards overall. The Tower Xplorer Inflatable SUP is made from extremely rugged materials like those youd find on the highly regarded Zodiac boats and extreme river rafts. The amazing rigidity in the Xplorer is created by thousands of vertically oriented strands of identical length that connect the top deck to the bottom. When inflated, they form a structure that has the rigidity of a piece of plywood, and the thicker you go the exponentially more rigid it gets. The Tower Xplorer is an unparalleled 8" thick. You'll be amazed. We can literally put the front tip of the 14' Tower Xplorer on one chair and the rear tip on another chair and a 200 lb person can stand in the middle and you can barely see the thing flex.
Traditionally, inflatable SUPs were only a consideration for traveling - store one in the cuddy cabin on your yacht, take it with you on the plane, or haul it into that secret mountain lake or river and you can stand up paddle board in the farthest corners of the earth. With the combination of speed and rigidity of the Tower Xplorer, an inflatable SUP is hard to beat on flatwater with anything less than a full-fledged racing hard board... and don't be surprised if it outperforms a few of those.
Weight: 33 lbs
Dimensions: 14 length by 32 width by 8 thickness
Volume: Unknown exactly, but probably 600 Liters plus
Weight Capacity: Up to 800 lbs
Nose Rocker: 4 inches
Tail Rocker: No tail rocker
Fin Configuration: Standard longboard fin box, with large detachable center fin
Onboard Accessories: Carrying handle, front towing d-ring, rear surf leash d-ring
Included External Accessories: A detachable SUP center fin, a Tower branded deck pad. Repair kit comes with patches and valve wrench (glue is to be sourced locally).
Construction: High-pressure inflatable to 11 PSI