Stability: 32” wide and 6” thick allows it to transition easily into rough whitewater conditions.
Having a 6" thick drop stitch and 32" of width gives the Hole Shot enough stability to be able to comfortably paddle whitewater.
- Maneuverability: You no longer have to sacrifice maneuverability for a longer length “race” shape board. The ‘HoleShot’ is 11’ but with it’s tapered tail it makes pivot turns easy in moving or still water.
Versatility: This is this boards greatest strength and appeal. I mean it when I say, you can take it anywhere and paddle anything!
The Hole Shot is indeed versatile. Besides just getting me down rivers, and being able to paddle long distances, it also makes for a very comfortable air mattress.
- Cost: Higher quality products cost more - you get what you pay for. But... because this board is so versatile, it eliminates the cost of buying a board for each use (ie. whitewater, touring, surfing). You can think of it as 2 boards in one.
- If you’re sole purpose is to paddle technical or big whitewater this may not be the board for you. You may want to look into something shorter in length, and possibly even a composite build like the Badfish 9’0” MVP.
If you're going to be paddling some more advanced whitewater (like Shoshone on the Colorado), the Badfish Stand Up Paddle MVP 9' is a great option. It's stable, maneuverable and durable.