Want a Fast Inflatable Paddleboard? …the Pros & Cons

Do you want an inflatable SUP that rides more like a hard board? The Aztron Meteor has a special shape and design that makes it a fast inflatable paddleboard, and it can save you money too. Here’s how…

Fast Inflatable Paddleboard

1. The Aztron Meteor Glides Further, Faster

First of all, this racing style iSUP measures 14 feet in length. The longer shape gives it a streamlined design, which helps it propel faster through the water.

Therefore, your board goes a farther distance with each paddle stroke. In other words, you can move further at a higher speed and with less work. (And who doesn’t want that, right?)

Aztron Meteor Fast Inflatable SUP

By the way, you still get a wide enough center to provide plenty of stability. However, the additional length transforms this SUP into a narrow profile which gives you that loner glide.

2. SUP Requires Less Work to Glide Through Rough Water

Second, this inflatable SUP has a built-in curved rocker with a narrow nose. Hence, the board can more easily cut through waves or choppy water with minimal effort.

Note: You never know what water conditions you will run into, especially when racing at a pre-scheduled time. Therefore, you want your paddleboard to give you the most advantages possible.

Inflatable SUP with Extra-Rigid Double Chamber Inflation Design

3. Inflatable SUP Performs More Like a Hard Board

Third, the Aztron Meteor SUP features “double chamber” construction. In other words, it makes this blow-up paddleboard extra stiff, with the feel and function of a fiberglass or foam board.

In addition to having a faster performance, rigid boards have minimal bounce. (So, when shopping for paddleboards, look for models with a 15PSI or higher rating.)

4. Lighter Weight Helps Increase Board Speed

Fourth, this inflatable SUP has what’s called “Double Layer Fusion Technology”. This drop-stitch material reduces the board’s weight by 25%, making it lighter and easier to maneuver in the water.

You have more control over your SUP while paddling, which is particularly important to racers. Not to mention, a lighter SUP is easier to carry and load into your car.

Inflatable SUP with Bult-In Kicktail

5. Unique Deck Pad Helps to Make Fast Turns

Fifth, the grippy deck pad extends a significant portion of the board. Plus, you get a unique (and convenient) tail kick at the rear for when you need to make quick turns.

The spacious foam textured platform also comes in handy for doing paddleboard yoga or paddling with pets.

Meteor Fast Inflatable Paddleboard Comes With:

  • High Pressure Air Pump
  • Adjustable Aluminum Paddle
  • Removable Tracking Fin
  • Heavy Duty SUP Backpack
  • Coiled Leash

Aztron Meteor Inflatable SUP Package

Just like other inflatable SUPs, the Meteor comes with a built-in carrying handle, a bungee system for transporting cargo and several D-rings. These features make it more user-friendly for multiple activities, such as fishing, yoga and other recreational activities.

Specs for the Aztron Meteor Inflatable SUP:

14-Foot Aztron Meteor Racing SUP

  • Dimensions: 14′ Long x 31″ Wide x 6″ Thick
  • Weight Capacity: 352 lbs
  • Board Volume: 330L
  • Board Weight: 25 lbs
  • Max PSI: 15 PSI
  • Fins: 1
  • Color: Purple/Fuchsia
  • Model #: AS-601D
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Manufacturer: Aztron
  • Get the Aztron iSUP Here

One Disadvantage of a Large Racing SUP:

If you don’t plan on racing, the big disadvantage I see with the Aztron SUP is its size. The large the paddleboard, the more cumbersome it is to carry, and more challenging it is to carry on an airplane.

Note: Sea Eagle makes a shorter 12’6″ racing paddleboard that is inflatable called the Needlenose. Although smaller in size, this model does weigh more than the Meteor.

Of course, inflatable paddleboards are easier (and cheaper) to fly with than a regular hard board. However, SUP size in regards to traveling is an important factor to keep in mind.


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