Aquaglide 11'6" Evolution Stand-Up Paddleboard. The Mid-size board thats built big and stable but doesn't slow you down!The 116" Evolution is everybody's” board that is great for the entire family and especially larger paddlers. If you are looking for the most stable board on the water that still has glide, then the Evolution 116” is your answer. Step up your performance level with this new design! Aquaglide had one mandate in creating the new Evolution series, separate these SUPs from the cookie-cutter boards offered by every other company. To do this, they went back to the basics of shaping with legendary shaper, Brian Hinde. hand-shaped, fine-tuned, and attention to detail— this could be the last board youll ever need. The 116” is the widest in the series creating the most increadible stability yet it still glides through the water maximizing your paddling experience.Construction:All Evolutionboards are hand laid epoxy/fiberglass vacuum bag construction. These have been meticulously designed by Brian Hinde with years of experience in windsurf and surfboard composite construction. Between the multiple layered fiberglass layup a bamboo-wood sheet is added on both the deck and bottom creating a sandwich construction for extra durability over the custom shaped EPS foam core. Rails have 5 layers of overlapped fiberglass to double the strength where impact from the paddle commonly occurs.Deck:The comfortable traction pad will put your feet at ease and not asleep. The grooved pad also provides more than enough traction that you wont question where your feet are at. The forward deck has four point attachment with bungie cord that allow you to stow a dry bag with water and extra gear for your longer outings. Rear deck plug to attach a leash, keeping your board in close reach in case it wants to go faster than you did.Venting and Handle:The vent and handle are separate keeping any problems to a minimum. The waterproof vent is breathable and doesnt require you to remove it or tighten it. Just let it take care of business in heat or elevation gain. This eliminates that chance of forgetting to tighten or loosen it before or after use.Volume:The amount of volume combined with the dimensions of the board can help determine its stability and capacity. This board has a 264 liter volume that will float up to 270
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