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iRocker Blackfin CX Ultra

Blacfin ultra cx

iRocker Blackfin CX Ultra

Summary

2021 was a huge year for iRocker in how they upgraded just about all their models and even added a few. If you’re unaware, Blackfin Ultra is iRockers premium line of paddleboards, taking just about everything we love about their standard products and dialing it up to 11.

Overall

4.9

4.9/5

Description

The Blackfin CX ultra is specially designed for better speed and durability. With its 10’6” length and 32.5” width, it is one of the fastest boards on the water. It is manufactured to provide its riders with one of the best tracking experiences.

The Ultra paddleboards are made with woven drop-stitch construction and a built-in carbon rail, making them an extremely rigid and solid board. It is designed for paddleboarding for beginners and experienced riders seeking a premium experience with a speedy, stable, and light SUP. It doesn’t need a fishing rack and can hold up to 320 lbs, suitable for solo and couple riders.

Board Specifications

Height10’6”
Weight19.8 lbs
Thickness6”
Weight Capacity320 lbs
Volume317 liters
Width32.5”
Tail Width14.25”

Paddleboard package inclusions

  1. Enhanced backpack
  2. A 10’ Coil leash with Key Stash Spot
  3. Two tethered Flip Lock Fins
  4. A 12V accessory pump
  5. An accessory pouch
  6. A 10’ ankle leash
  7. Adjustable paddle
  8. Repair Kit

Paddleboard Construction

The Blackfin CX is manufactured by woven drop-stitch construction with Carbon rail to ensure rigidity and durability. This makes it a solid board with excellent glide, stability, and tracking performance.

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Paddle Composition

Carbon Shafts with Nylon blades make for a good, high-quality paddle.

Preferred For

The Blackfin CX Ultra is a well-performing paddleboard for beginners, intermediate and advanced paddleboards. However, it is especially preferred by intermediate and advanced riders as it ensures the speed and stability experienced paddleboarders look for. The Ultra paddleboards are suitable for all locations and are counted under paddleboards with an easy traveling experience.

Performance

The Blackfin CX Ultra is known for its good performance in terms of stability and speed. Nevertheless, the speed of the CX ultra is a significantly better performing feature than its stability and counts under one of the best lightweight paddleboards.

Suitable Locations

The new and stable ULTRA range paddleboards are your perfect companion for exploring every kind of water sport. Whether cruising a canal, exploring a river in the Rockies, or surfing along the coast, the Blackfin CX Ultra has it covered.

Stiffness test

The Blackfin CX Ultra is one of the stiffest boards we have seen.

Take the stiffness test by setting the CX Ultra on two sawhorses about eight ft. apart. When you successfully place the paddleboard on the sawhorses between the given distance, put 120 pounds in the middle of the board. When the 120 pounds is put on the board, it deflects only an inch from its original state.

Most of the stiff boards deflect up to about 3 inches. This test proves that the CX Ultra is a stiff paddleboard even after being lightweight.

How it performs on the water

The Blackfin CX Ultra performs amazingly on water. We simply loved its performance in the water. The board feels relatively rigid and stiff in the water. It is so stiff that you won’t feel it flexing and bending around in the water, even with heavier paddlers. It feels substantial under your weight, and you won’t experience any flex under the feet.

It feels very solid, and the narrow tail design gives less drag, is a bit faster when taking a turn, and you can feel it plowing through the water quite efficiently.

It is a strong, rigid board, unlike most all-around paddleboards that feel squishy and bendy on usage.

Weight Capacity

The Blackfin CX can be used for riding solo or as a pair with a capacity of up to 320 lbs. It can easily accommodate and hold plus-size paddleboarders looking for an excellent paddleboarding experience. Its sturdy and rigid build makes it suitable for handling a significant amount of weight even after being one of the best light-weight SUPs.

Even while paddling, it feels rigid and stable under your weight. It cuts through water smoothly, even with heavier paddlers.

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The Blackfin CX Ultra is perfect for:

  • Paddlers who prefer a compact, inflatable SUP that can be their adventure partner for all kinds of paddling locations.
  • Paddlers who need a strictly performance-oriented paddleboard that doesn’t compromise between board weight and rigidity
  • Paddlers who are looking for a high-quality kit and accessories
  • Paddlers who are looking for an all-rounder performance paddleboard with incredible speed and tracking capabilities without losing out on maneuverability.
  • Paddlers who are looking for paddling in mild ocean waves or float paddleboarding in flat waters.

Overall Ratings: 9.9/10

  • Stability: 9.6/10
  • Speed: 9.1/10
  • Tracking: 9.4/10
  • Maneuverability: 9.2/10
  • Construction Quality: 9.8/10
  • Features/Accessories: 9.8/10

 

We are impressed by the Blackfin CX Ultra’s performance. It serves paddleboarding purposes in all possible ways. It can be used by both beginners and advanced paddlers, depending on their usage and requirements. We highly recommend this paddleboard to everyone who is into paddleboarding or wants to get started with paddleboarding.

This high-performing paddleboard fulfills all your requirements as a paddler.

 

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