Affordable Touring

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At first glance, the 11’6 Flight from Surfstar appears to clone the many inflatable SUP boards out there. It’s made for doing more touring than shorter boards, which is becoming more popular, but it does a few things differently. We’ve seen it at a pretty ridiculous discount on Amazon too.

Like the 10’6 Flight, which surprised us and ended up on our top list of budget boards, the Surfstar Flight 11’6 does performance a little better than comparable boards. Stability and tracking on water was impressive enough to thrust this inflatable toward the top of another category.

For more enthusiastic beginners, the Surfstar Flight 11’6 makes a great entry-level paddle board for touring. For experienced paddlers, this model is also interesting because it’s so light and portable.

This board comes with a front cargo section for gear, 4 grab handles and the standard EVA foam pad with the expected level of grip and coverage.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Very light and transport-friendly
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    Easy to pack out and pack into the backpack
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    Tracking is better than most comparable boards
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    Good value vis-a-vis price and performance
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    Good entry-level board for expeditions or touring
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    Capacity means it can easily be used as a tandem ride for just fun on the water

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Where to buy:

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Surfstar Flight 11’6

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Very light and transport-friendly
  • check-mark
    Easy to pack out and pack into the backpack
  • check-mark
    Tracking is better than most comparable boards
  • check-mark
    Good value vis-a-vis price and performance
  • check-mark
    Good entry-level board for expeditions or touring
  • check-mark
    Capacity means it can easily be used as a tandem ride for just fun on the water

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markSingle chamber pump

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