Introducing the 14' Tower Xplorer
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.
A New Frontier in Inflatable SUPs
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.
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
A Viable EPS/Epoxy Board Alternative - We're not kidding!
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.
Benefits of an Inflatable SUP over an EPS/Epoxy board
- Easier to store - When rolled up, it's 1 foot in diameter
and 37" wide.
- Indestructible - Never worry again about dings and board
cracks. I've literally thrown these things off a 2nd story deck and I frequently
set it down anywhere (gravel, a parking lot, even on cement stairs).
- Easier to transport - No need for roof racks. About the
size of a rolled sleeping bag, it easily fits in any car or boat, and can
even be strapped onto a bicycle or motorcycle. You can take it on a plane.
- Softer - You can literally play bumper boats with these.
Kids can jump from one board to the other like they're jumping on an inner
tube. You won't get knocked out in the waves either.
- Easy on the feet - While very rigid, the air does cushion
your feet a lot more than a hard board, no matter how good the deck pad is.
- Less expensive - Which also makes it a great idea as a
second board for travel or guests.