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Cruiser Coreban SUP
11'6" Cruiser (Wood)
Coreban SUP
 
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The vast majority of stand up paddle boards on the market are all-around boards and between 106 and about 12 in length, and have a similar outline to Corebans Cruiser model (a wider rounded nose, a boxy outline, and a squash tail). There are a number of companies who offer boards in this size range and general outline shape, so its a common assumption to assume one 116 board is pretty much the same as the next 116 board. Thats a bit of an oversimplification as construction methods are all over the board (the primary cost factor), design is all over the board, and bottom contours and rocker and such also vary greatly. Corebans Cruiser is a well considered board. In this all-around class, you would be hard pressed to find a better board than this fully-wrapped wood veneer SUP by Coreban. Its comes with a price tag, but its an absolutely awesome stand up paddle board!

Coreban Series: Wood

SUP weight: 32 lbs

SUP Dimensions: 116 x 30 x 4.833

SUP Volume: 215 Liters

SUP Fin Configuration: 2+1 fin setup

Our Price: $1,869.00

Product Code: BD-CB-CRUS-WD


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The Best 116 Stand Up Paddle Board Money Can Buy

Wood SUP by Coreban

The fully wrapped wood veneer Coreban cruiser paddle board is an absolutely beautiful board. Its a toss-up whether this board or the wood veneered 10 Icon SUP is more striking, but you really cant go wrong with either. Walk down the beach with this board and youre sure to turn heads. Even while just displayed on your wall, its an instant conversation piece. Of course, this isnt just a pretty stand up paddle board, its a Coreban, which means its also one of, if not THE, best made boards in the SUP market worldwide. As with all Coreban stand up paddle boards, this SUP features a reinforced nose, tail, and side rails to ensure the beauty of the board stands up to the test of time. I can be witness to this first hand. In the shop while spinning a board around I whacked a dolly with a razor sharp metal corner pretty hard (you could hear the whack) and it barely grazed the polished epoxy finish and maybe one layer of glassing (there are two exterior glassing layers before you even get to the wood veneer). This same maneuver would have put a one inch gouge into another board. I was amazed!

Even though this is more of a flatwater standup paddle board, it works just fine in small and medium surf. The bottom contour features a single concave up front for early wave entry, and a dynamic rocker line provides for a fast steady glide. A 2+1 fin configuration gives you the flexibility to go with a tri-fin SUP fin configuration or just a single longboard fin set-up.

About Coreban

The Coreban company has been making high-quality, high-performance stand up paddle surfing boards since 2005, longer than most every brand of SUP on the market. Their primary focus is on stand up paddle surfing performance. Their secondary focus is on high-quality, durable boards. Theyre not the cheapest boards on the market. In reality, they may very well be some of the most expensive stand up paddle boards on the market but they make a product that is widely hailed by those who do EPS board repairs as some of the best made boards out there. And when you spend $1000+ on a piece of sports equipment, its not really supposed to be a disposable product. Its a product that you will take to the repair shop if you get a major ding or puncture. Coreban gets this, and they design their boards for long term durability in addition to performance.

To bring this concept of quality and durability home to you, here is a personal experience I had while attending a board retailers seminar at a recent ASR (Action Sports Retailers) tradeshow. During the lunch break I had the fortune of sitting at a lunch table with a couple of well known surf shop owners from Southern California. These are guys that have been in the surf industry for decades and each own several major surf shops. Funny, for as much perceived tension as there is between surfers and stand up paddle surfers, it seems all of the shop owners are huge SUP fanatics. Thats what they do in their off time. I actually learned to SUP from a local San Diego shop owner. Anyways, at lunch they were discussing SUPs and I asked them what they thought of Coreban boards. The consensus was that they were some of the best boards out there. They commented that while many of the high-end board brands are all made in the same factory overseas, the Coreban ones seem to do something differently and the result is a board that can take abuse and show virtually no signs. While almost every other board out there (no matter how big the brand, or how expensive) seems to get the rails dinged up over time, the Corebans just dont. From that conversation, my mind was made up about which high-end board to carry in addition to our own Tower stand up paddle boards. Corebans may not be the best priced board out there, but if youre the type of person who is much more concerned with getting the absolute best there is versus getting the best price, you cant go wrong with a Coreban.


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