Which Board Suits You Best
Thanks for taking a look and learning a little more about our Hero SUP inflatable stand up paddle boards.
With four boards to choose from you might be wondering which one suits your needs best.
Below we will go through the qualities of each board and who they are best suited for.
Hero SUP Spark
The Spark is our smaller ISUP but don’t let it fool you, it can hold a lot of weight.
Although anyone could truly paddle this board we find it best suited for a smaller to average size person.
The reason for this is because of the length to width ratio. With the 30” width there is not as much reach when paddling therefore it is very comfortable for a smaller person to paddle.
The width along with the 10’5” length makes it very responsive so it doesn’t take much effort to turn or to simply paddle straight.
It is actually quite stable but in general a larger person will feel more secure on a larger board. It only weighs 22 lb so it is easy to carry and transport.
The all-around versatile design allows it to handle just about any type of water. It is easier to paddle in calm water as opposed to ocean chop but if you have the skill it is a lot of fun in small surf.
Best Suited For:
- Riders under 6’ tall
- Riders under 200 lb
- Cruising on calm water
- Small surf
- Travel on airplane, boats, or in RV’s
- Families who want to share one board - easy for kids and teens to paddle too
Hero SUP Crusader
The Crusader is our slightly larger all-around SUP that basically steps it up to the next level. This board is one inch wider at 31” and 7” longer at 11’2” long.
The longer length and slightly wider width make it more stable and a little more versatile for a larger variety of paddlers.
The Crusader tends to be really popular because of it’s versatility. You can take this board literally anywhere. It is great for traveling because it will do well on just about any type of water, so it is ideal for visiting multiple different locations.
The size makes it easy to paddle with dogs or kids and it also handles being loaded right up with gear.
The size is also ideal for other activities such as yoga or fishing. It is a very versatile board.
The Crusader weighs 24 lb so it is still easy to carry and transport but solid in the water. It is not as fast as our touring boards but it glides smoothly, can plow through waves and handles well in most conditions.
Best Suited For:
- Riders of any size from large to small
- Those who will be paddling on calm water and in choppy or windy conditions
- Ocean bays, lakes and rivers
- Yoga, fishing, fitness and all around fun
- Those who want a little more stability than a faster touring board offers
- Paddling with dog(s), kids, or fishing gear.
Hero SUP Dynamo
The Dynamo is for lake, river or ocean touring. The tapered design helps this board cut through the water well and glide smoothly.
If you put in the effort with some good power strokes you can get the Dynamo gliding at a good clip. You will also find that it takes less effort to paddle this board because it glides so efficiently.
The 30” width and tapered nose and tail make the Dynamo faster than our all-around inflatable SUP’s.
It also makes this board feel less stable, especially in choppy water. However it is still easy to paddle even for beginners and you will find your skills build quickly after each session on the water.
The 12’6” Dynamo offers more stability and space for a larger person or for those who will be paddling with dogs or kids.
The 11'6" Dynamo weighs 22 lb and the 12'6" Dynamo weighs 24 lb. so they are easy to carry and transport.
We also love using the Dynamo for cardio workouts. Paddle boarding can build up your cardio quickly and the Dynamo is a lot of fun to use for sprints or fast cadence paddling.
Best Suited For:
- Small to large paddlers who want more speed and more efficient glide.
- Calm water lakes, rivers or ocean bays.
- Paddling longer distances with less effort.
- If paddling in chop best suited for those who feel comfortable with their balance
- Fitness and cardio.
Hopefully this helps to make an informed choice on which board is best suited for your needs.
Any questions please feel free to send us an email or click on the chat icon at the bottom right hand corner of the screen and we'll be happy to help.