So many bandwagon brands popping up all over the place promising much at prices never seen before! We lost track of the number of bad experiences we heard about with leaking valves, boards warping out of shape, pumps failing, stitching coming loose and paddles sinking never to be seen again! The problem lies in the fact that many of these big opportunist companies arent invested in the sport.While we approach 2021 with a little more caution in terms of our own inflatable stock levels we continue to make some of the best double skin iSUPs on the planet. Our inflatable boards take much of their DNA from our much loved composite paddle boards (now in their 9th year) with time spent perfecting glide properties, primary and secondary stability, using the lightest and most durable drop stitch and PVC, all heat welded together for the best results at lower PSIs although they will take in excess of 20psi if you feel thats necessary, for most 15-18psi is perfect. All of our boards have been put on a diet so they weigh less than they did last year. Weve also introduced carbon rails which offer enhanced durability while helping to optimise our rocker-lines even at lower PSIs. Weve also updated the graphics to be in-keeping with our new hard board design so your Loco iSUP is instantly recognisable both on and off the water.
Were really pleased with the new look and were confident it will be a hit all over the world as well as back home in the UK. The Amigo Airs maintain their dimensions as weve found the 10 still holds massive appeal with first time ladies (and rider up to 85kg) and the 105 is the go to size for first time men or heavier riders looking for a user-friendly all-round shape. The main change is the rockerline which has seen a little more nose kick to give those wanting to surf or run white water a touch more performance and a better chance of staying dry. Unlike last year where we had 3 colours and 2 constructions were doing away with the standard construction and were only offering our Amigo Airs with all the bells and whistles, so windSUP, our industry-leading hard edge and removable FCS side fins all come as standard alongside a premium wheeled bag for easier transportation wherever your SUP journey takes you. Weve also listened to customer feedback regarding our paddle, while everyone loved the weight and durability of last years 3pc paddle the blade was pretty generic so weve developed a brand new blade for this season which takes much of its inspiration from our much loved Surf Pro carbon SUP paddle.
As youve come to expect from Loco we have a keen eye for design so our bags are also getting an overhaul with the graphics matching in with the new board design. The 8 x 26 x 4 kids version isnt to the same spec obviously but its a well-constructed size-relevant price point board to get your children into the sport safely and without breaking the bank. We literally have a handful of 10 and 10'5 beginner packages left in stock and stock won't land Spring so if you want to get paddling before March we suggest you get your order in ahead of Xmas.Additional photos, product info and independent reviews can be found on the Loco Surfing site. The item "2021 Loco 8' x 26'' Kids Amigo Air Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package" is in sale since Monday, December 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Surfing\Surfboards". The seller is "loco_surfing_the_sup_specialist" and is located in North Shields. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.