2016 Cruiser SUP V-Max 12'6" Race/Touring Inflatable
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12'6" x 30.5"

Cruiser SUP V-Max

Our Best Selling Race/Touring board!
The lightest Inflatable SUP we offer at 23.5 pounds! With Wheeled Back Pack, Pump, Fin, Premium Deck Pad, Deck Bungees & 1 Year Warranty

With excellent tracking and amazing stability the Cruiser SUP V-Max Lite-Air 12'6" is the fastest inflatable board we offer. Cruiser SUP Research and Development has perfected the design to offer an inflatable 12`6" board that is ideal for touring, racing, fitness and anything in between

Top 5 Star Review

"We purchased 2 of these and I must say they are amazing. inflated to 15 psi this board is rock solid. Tracks very well, handles waves and so easy to inflate, deflate and pack up. We love these boards. Great product and I highly recommend them. Great for me 250lbs and tall, very stable and awesome for the rest of the family. They inflate very quickly with the hand pumps. Also go the portable powered pump. Found I had to finish up the board to get to 15 psi. Highly recommend you get one of these."

Sean, Plumstead PA

The V-Max Lite-Air 12'6" is a staff favorite at Paddleboard Direct. Based on the wildly popular non-inflatable V-Max 12'6", the V-Max Lite-Air 12'6" offers performance, but also portability. Ideal for riders up to 230lbs, the V-Max Lite-Air 12'6" tracks like it is on rails, and our staff has yet to determine if there is any upper end to its speed.

The V-Max Lite-Air 12'6" is built from the highest quality PVC Drop Stitch materials, and extra stiffness is added through a deck stringer. The V-Max Lite-Air 12'6" comes with fin, pump, Premium deck pad, and 3 Piece Adjustable Alloy Paddle.

Ideal for riders looking for the performance of a touring board, without the hassles of transport of a non-inflatable.

Check out our staff review of the V-Max Lite-Air 12'6" at https://cruisersup.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/glenn...
Technical Specifications:
Length: 12'6"
Volume: N/A
Width: 30.5"
Thickness: 6"
Weight: *(+/- 10%) 23 lbs
Fin Type: 10"
Warranty: 2 Year
Weight Range: (lbs)
Beginner: Up to 230
Advanced: Up to 300

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CRUISER Dura-Air Technology
- Heavy Duty, Full Double Layer Technology from world's most renowned manufacturer
- Unmatched 15 to 20psi air pressure / stiffness due to quality materials and manufacturing process
- Most modern inflatable board manufacturer
- Removable fin with zero tools needed
- Premium quality crocodile texture deck pad, carry handles, and deck bungee tie downs
- Cruiser AIR 20psi pump - Industry leading Bravo pump for top quality

The Dura-Air construction features V-Drop Stitch Material, which is a durable PVC. On the inside, thousands of nylon threads connect the deck with the bottom of the board to keep it in a functional and performing shape. Utilizing the best drop-stitch material available on the market, this newly developed technology provides a perfect ratio of durability, weight and price.

Built using specially produced, high density drop stitch that makes for a stronger and stiffer core. Take a look on the outside of a Cruiser Dura-Air board and you will see thousands of dimples spread from nose to tail and rail to rail. Each dimple represents an internal thread. We do not use Linear drop stitch which is a mass produced, cheap material that cannot hold high pressure. Linear boards can be identified by the straight lines of dimples on the board.

All our boards are made with the latest PVC Drop stitch fabrics. The fabric filaments between the two PVC layers surfaces are assembled to the PVC itself, by new Cruiser Dura-Air Technology. Offering the best bond between the fabric filaments and the PVC surface layers; this secures a high stress durability over a long time frame. These special new Cruiser Dura-Air fabrics are the only fabrics that have been tested to be able to withstand up to 43 psi inflation pressure and can be normally used with an average of 15 to 20 psi inflating pressure. Higher pressure means stiffer boards, that can hold their original shape at all times, thus preventing shape deformation, and thereby delivering better performance in all conditions.

In addition to these special drop stitch fabrics, the boards are heat laminated with an extra Heavy Duty full layer PVC woven marine grade fabric on the deck and bottom, so that the Dura-AIr boards are both strong and durable, prevent the shape "twisting" and maintain the rocker line, as originally designed.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

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As Good as I Hoped it Would Be November 14, 2015
Reviewer: Ray Wirth from Belfast, Maine  
We own a half-dozen Cruiser boards as part of our tour and rental business in coastal Maine.  The V-Max Inflatable is our first experience with an inflatable board -- and it has met or exceeded all of our expectations.  Once inflated, the V-Max Inflatable is very stiff and provides a solid, unyielding platform to stand on.  We have noticed none of the problems that seem common to many other inflatable SUPs.  Not quite as fast as the composite V-Max, but still speedy and efficient.

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The Best and Fastest Inflatable!!! October 21, 2015
Reviewer: Flipper from Littleton, CO  
After researching and trying over 40 boards this season, I decided to get the Cruiser SUP V-MAX Lite Air.  I couldn't be happier with its performance and weight.  Also, chose to upgrade to the full carbon paddle.  You can't beat $99.99 for a 21oz full carbon paddle.  Better technique and faster cadence.  I get compliments and people wanting to try my board everytime I go out.  This board performs nearly the same as its hard version.  That is saying alot!!!  Tracks awesome, SUPer fast, stable and most importantly, tons of fun!!!  Don't waste your time researching, just buy this one.  You won't be disappointed!!!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Outstanding board July 5, 2015
Reviewer: Sean from Plumstead PA  
We purchased 2 of these and I must say they are amazing.  inflated to 15 psi this board is rock solid.  Tracks very well, handles waves and so easy to inflate, deflate and pack up.  We love these boards.  Great product and I highly recommend them.  Great for me 250lbs and tall, very stable and awesome for the rest of the family.
They inflate very quickly with the hand pumps.  Also go the portable powered pump.  Found I had to finish up the board to get to 15 psi.

Highly recommend you get one of these,

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome inflatable board!
Reviewer: Jason from Miami, Florida  
Just received my Cruiser SUP AIR V-Max and Koa inflatable boards. The difference between the Cruiser V-Max 12'6" AIR and my Uli inflatable board is huge. My new Cruiser SUP inflatable boards are very fast, excellent tracking and much more stable. Can't believe how light and well built they are!

I used to have a bad impression of inflatable boards based on my Uli. You can't even compare the stiffness of the two brands - the Cruiser inflatable is much closer to the stiffness of an epoxy board.

I'm very happy with my new V-Max AIR. I hope to have great fun using it in different places and conditions with all my family!

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I love my Cruiser V-Max Air 12"6"
Reviewer: Rod Perry from Miami , Florida  
I have been SUPing for 6 years. The V-Max is my 5th board and my first inflatable.

The board has a beautiful outline shape to it. The V-Max is light weight, paddles straight, maintains a good speed and with less side to side paddle changes than any of my other boards. I averaged 3.8 mph over a 3.1 mile paddle in about an 8 mph head wind, compared to about 3.6mph on my previous boards (in calm winds).

The board is very stable and I like the way the nose parts the water . The wake is a very clean one, in other words the board moves through the water almost effortlessly . I highly recommend this board. Light , tough and fast. I would also like to say that PaddleBoard Direct is a very nice company to deal with.

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