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Gear Review: Boardworks Kraken 11' SUP

Gear Review: Boardworks Kraken 11' SUP

Gear Review: Boardworks Kraken 11' SUP

Value Rating: 9
Durability Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 10

Location of Test: The Willamette
Duration: Hours

Product Name: Kraken 11
Product Brand: Boardworks
Best Use: All around SUPing.
Sizes Available/ Specs: Various smaller sizes, from all around to surf, and also a touring model in 12'6

The Full Review: 

The Kraken is a great board for someone curious about different aspects of stand up paddle boarding. The 11 foot model in particular is a good cross over board for someone who is just starting out in the SUP world and may want to take their skills to the surf. The pulled in tail and round edges make this board nice and maneuverable and the pointier nose helps punch through chop and waves. The width under your feet keeps this board real stable, and the deck pad even has a kick tail at the end for when you want to get a little bit more performance oriented.

The Good:

Great shape, smart design and smooth ride.

The Bad:

Could be a little narrower to make it a little faster.

The Bottom Line:

A great all around stand up paddle board that can hang in the line up.

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