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JIMMY STYKS11' Orca Soft Stand-Up Paddleboard

JIMMY STYKS

11' Orca Soft Stand-Up Paddleboard

Model # 14112841Mfg # JSORA

$499.99

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Product Description

Soft SUPs are a great choice for those first entering the sport of stand-up paddling (although serious beginners that stick with the sport will probably “outgrow” a soft SUP). Designed for durability and a lower investment price, the Orca features three molded-in stringers for strength and rigidity.

  • Application: Soft SUP
  • Characteristics: Less maneuverable, yet stable ride
  • Construction: Deck consists of two layers of 6oz. epoxy glass (one full and one partial deck) wrapped in graphic-printed IXPE soft foam with a hard, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottom surface
  • Shape: Straighter shape
  • Dimensions: 11'L x 31"W x 4 3/4"D
  • Fins: Single
  • Maximum Weight: Novice Rider: up to 270lb.
  • Included Accessories: Fin, paddle, leash
  • Warranty: One year limited

Specs

11' Orca Soft Stand-Up Paddleboard

Application Soft
Features Planing Hull
Paddle
Board Bag
Leash
1 Fin
Color White
Grey
Maximum Weight of Rider 270 lbs
Length 11'0"
Type Rigid
Calm water
Weight 24.5 lbs
Width 30.5"

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Jimmy Styks11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable to ride (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Fun to use (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flat water (10)
    • Single rider (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beginner (9), Intermediate (4)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for use on a pond/lake

    By Mo

    from Plymouth, MA

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Comfortable To Ride
    • Fun To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

        We purchased 2 of these at our local store. Great service from the manager from start to finish. We live on a very large pond (what others might call a lake). For our purposes, the orca is a great buy. My husband who is over 6 feet tall uses it, as well as my kids who are 10 years old. I find paddle boarding to be so relaxing and I enjoy it a lot. We have kayaks and a canoe, but these make a great addition to our " water toy collection". I would definitely recommend these to others who have a similar area to use them.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Orca 11' Soft Board

        By Madde

        from Crystal River, FL

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable To Ride
        • Easy To Carry
        • Fair Price
        • Fun To Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Flat Water
        • Single Rider

        Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

        Ordered board online, delivered to store within 2 days.Not very good customer service, notice of arrival of board was verbally given to a friend of mine who happened to be in the store? I waited several days before picking board up to see whether I would get a call from the store mgr or any associate, never received a call! WM prides themselves on customer service? Chose NOT to unwrap in store, first mistake! Got it home, unwrapped it and found several hollow areas on bottom. Brought board back to WM, they found another board in store, unwrapped it in store, appeared OK, got it home found a Hugh hollow spot under the logo on bottom of board, again brought it back, no offer to upgrade,no offer of any kind, they laughed it off,well you get what you pay for....yes how well I know that "you get what you pay for"....reccomendation to QA @ WM please check less expensive products before the items leave your warehouses, just saying.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was prompt
        Did not arrive on good condition
        I had to initiate any type of Customer Service!

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Paddleboard worth the money

        By Kyle

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Delivery Easy
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flat Water
          • Single Rider

          Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

          First the delivery was a breeze. The company called to schedule a time for delivery and the truck showed up when scheduled and the driver friendly and informative. The only problem was there was one driver so I had to assist to get it in the house (though not a big deal). The packageing was great so there were no scratches or dings. The board is large enough for multiple people but easy to glide through the water. I would recommend it to others

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really good beginner SUP board

          By Udmanmas

          from Richmond, Va

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Comfortable To Ride
          • Fun To Use
          • Good Traction
          • Great Value
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flat Water

            Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

            First the caveat- I am a total novice and have only ridden 2 other boards, so I have little to compare it to, and I have only spent a couple of days on the water with this board. That said, I have been really pleased with pretty much everything about the board. The price is about 1/2 of what I expected to pay. It seems stable even for a heavy (220 lbs) novice like me. It is pretty light and easy to carry. Tracks reasonably well. I have had no problems with traction on the deck (based on other reviews, I was planning on buying a traction pad, but after riding it, I don't think it needs it). Even the aluminum paddle handles almost as well as the fiberglass ones I have used. And, yes as pointed out in other reviews there are some imperfections on the sides, but it does not affect the ride and its my first board! It's going to dinged up anyway. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to get in the sport but not wanting spend a load of cash.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Jimmy Styks Paddleboard

            By Marilyn

            from E. TN

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight Value

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Flat Water
            • Single Rider

            Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

            I am not the primary user, but the 20's crowd stayed on it gliding over the lake for HOURS...

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Just "eh"

            By Liz

            from West Warwick, RI

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable To Ride

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Flat Water
            • Single Rider

            Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

            The product is a great beginner board with some major flaws -
            1. The sides are soft which makes strapping it down near impossible without damage...which as said in other reviews has no impact on the ride.
            2. The deck does get slippery, but I remedied that with some non skid bathroom stickers.

            It's comfortable and great to beat up on while you are learning to ride. It's a bit flimsy which is exactly why I would NOT take it on rough water.

            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Take a look at it when you pick it up!

            By Bummed

            from Lake Ontario

            About Me Beginner

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

                  When I picked this up at the store I was super excited and took it to the water. When I took off the clear overwrap I saw that there were already scratches on the board, some that ran -under- their orca logo. Also, the HDPE bottom looked to have a few small bubbles under it, like it wasn't glued thoroughly on or there were air bubbles when they glued it. Overall it appeared to be cheaply made, which wasn't a huge surprise considering it's several hundred dollars cheaper than most other boards, but a little sloppiness with with the glue where the foam meets plastic, or slightly rough cuts through the foam on the top where the hand hold is, those aren't the end of the world. But I don't see why a new -anything- should come with scratches already on it, looking like it's delaminating, or have dings in it (which is what we found on the other board when I brought mine back and they checked the other one to see if it was any better). Maybe this was just a one-off thing and my store just happened to get a couple bad ones, but it is worth a look before you bother hauling the little fella home.

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  great for the money

                  By dad of 3

                  from West Des Moines, Iowa

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable To Ride
                  • Fun To Use
                  • Glides Well
                  • Very stable

                  Cons

                  • Paddle Very Basic
                  • Tracking Could Be Better

                  Best Uses

                  • Flat Water
                  • Multiple People
                  • Rough Water
                  • Single Rider

                  Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

                  I've ridden a friend's much more expensive board and decided to buy the Orca to get into SUP with minimal investment. I found it to be much more stable than his $1000 SUP. i think this is due to the flat bottom as they are the same width. he took it for a paddle and found it to be a very good ride. i think he was a bit suprised. I was able to tow my 3 kids behind me in an inflatable kayak and we had a blast. my 10 year old son handles it pretty well, although when it is windy it blows him around (he weighs 63 pounds).
                  It is incrediblt light and comfortable. not too slippery for a soft top.

                  My only complaints are:
                  -the side rails get a bit beat up when strapping to my can but it doesn't affect performance at all.
                  -i think it would prefer a tri-foil fin set up so it would track easier. i think with time and experience this will go away because it might be me. just that my friend's board tracks easier and his is a 3 fin.
                  -not impressed with the paddle. it is very basic and much like a canoe design with a scoop. i will definitely invest in a better paddle.

                  overall, i like the board and was pleasantly suprised on the feedback i got from others who tried it. based on cost it was a great value and im not too worried about beating it up (some iowa waters can be full of downed trees and rocks). I was thinking of buying a second (more expensive) board and giving this to my kids, but now im considering another ORCA.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great First Board

                  By Bounce

                  from Annapolis, MD

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable To Ride
                  • Fun To Use
                  • Light And Easy To Handle

                  Cons

                  • Slippery When Wet

                  Best Uses

                  • Flat Water

                  Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

                  We purchased this board to use when cruising and like the soft construction. It is light so getting it on deck, or in the water is easy and it does not damage/get damaged with light bumping. We have noticed that when using it with bare feet, the deck is a little slippery when wet. For back water/gunkhole paddling it is great, open or rough water could be a challenge. Great Board for our purposes.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  In Store delivery is the best! Arrived on time and the store held it until I was able to come get it.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  great board for the money

                  By chris

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable To Ride

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Flat Water

                    Comments about 11'0" Orca Soft Stand up Paddleboard:

                    Its an impressive board for the price. But, after removing the outer shipping plastic I noticed that the board had some damage(bubbled indentions) on the top from sitting in the sun on the outside display rack. It paddles fine, it wasn't worth the 1.5hr drive to take back to the store for replacement. Always turn the board face down when its not in use and leaving in the sun for more than a few hours.

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