9'6" x 36" x 6"
Hit your choice river line as you stomp whitewater on your new favorite, our most stable, Whitewater SUP. Playful by nature, The Hala Atcha 96 is the OG whitewater inflatable SUP and the best way to ride your favorite whitewater descent.
At 9'6", the Hala Atcha 96 is a great fit for all whitewater paddlers and provides more stability than the Hala Atcha 86. The Atcha 96 is perfect for surfing waves on the fly and navigating rivers in a whole new way, brought to you by the company that leads the charge in whitewater inflatable SUP technology.
After obsessively prototyping, testing (by pros, ambassadors, our team and enthusiasts), re-prototyping and re-testing (over 50 prototypes since 2012), the 2021 Atcha SUPs are the highest performing and most durable Whitewater River SUP ever made.
The long fin on the patented StompBox 2 brings speed, precision and drive to this high-rocker, whitewater-stomping SUP. No one knew how fun a traditional surf fin would be on the river because they were too scared of supermanning off of their board when the center fin gets snagged on a rock or the riverbottom. Feel the speed and drive of the StompBox 2 as you paddle up a boiling eddy and catch one last surf before you catch back up to your friends.
Atcha 96, Atcha 86, or Atcha 711 - Which is the right call?!
|The Atcha 711 wants you to jib, surf and weave. It has Stompbox-2-drive, but there's a bit less speed and a bit more spin, splat, ollie, and swerve. [7'11" x 34" x 6"]|
|The Atcha 86 hits a stability-meets-surf sweet spot. It wants you to stomp, spin, play and drive. [8'6" x 34" x 6"]|
|The Atcha 96 is our most stability-driven yet maneuverable and stout yet playful Atcha for charging whitewater, punching big holes and running higher volume rivers. It's the original whitewater SUP board that will get you stoked and full of confidence and stomp. [9'6" x 36" x 6"]|
- Included with SUP: Backcountry Rolling Backpack, Fins, Hand Pump, Repair Kit
- Backpack Dimensions: Large (12" x 18" x 40")
- Fin Boxes: US Patented StompBox 2.0™, 2 Click Fin Boxes
- Fins: US Patented StompBox 2.0™ Fin System with 9” StompBox Center Retractable Fin, 2 Removable 4.5" Green Gummy Click Fins
- Board Shape: All-Around Dynamic, Responsive Shape with River Rocker and Swallow Tail
- Board Construction: Thick Fusion Dropstitch Construction™ with Welded Seams and PVC Stringer
- Rigging Options: 6 Soft Rigging Points with Nose Bungee
- D-Rings: Tail D-Ring and Bottom Nose D-Ring
- Handles: Rubberized and Reinforced Nose and Tail Handles, Center Step-Flat Soft Handle, 2 Cloth Side Handles
- Deckpad: Diamond Groove EVA Deckpad with 1.5" Raised StompPad and Rear Foot Index
- Board Warranty: Industry-Leading 5-Year Warranty
- Included Accessory Warranty: 1-Year Warranty
Just when I thought this board couldn’t get any better… it did! The changes in the shape have made this board more stable without sacrificing any of the mobility.
|Rider Capacity||275 lbs|
|Board Weight||26.2 lbs|
|Board Volume||335 L|
Ideal scenario is that the board is stored inflated at roughly half pressure (4-6 PSI) in a cool place that does not have exposure to large temperature changes or direct sunlight. The boards are least susceptible to damage when the air pressure inside of the chamber is greater than the air pressure on the outside of the board.
If you don’t have the luxury of enough space to store the board inflated, the next ideal scenario is to deflate the board and store it loosely rolled with the valve pin up and cap on.
By “loosely rolled” we mean that there is enough space in between each layer of the board roll that you can fit your arm in between. This will make sure that you aren’t over-flexing/creasing the sidewall material and possibly creating weak points in the seams.
The boards are more susceptible to damage when deflated. Dragging, even the slightest bit on semi-abrasive surfaces like concrete or asphalt, can cause major damage to sidewalls where the material is folded. This isn’t an issue when the board is inflated.
Paddleboarding is one of the most fun on water activities there is, but doing it safely does require a few extra pieces of equipment.
If you're shopping for someone new to the sport, they're going to need a PFD, a paddle, and everything else that goes with SUPing. There are a lot of options, but don't worry - CKS Online has brought our top gear picks for inflatable stand up paddleboarders this holiday season.
Our Top Six Must-Buy Items
1. Hala All-Water SUP Kit
Head straight to any water with Hala's new All-Water paddleboard kits. The boards themselevs are light-yet-tough without any compromises on quality. These SUP packages have everything you need for a fun day outside, including a travel rolling backpack, hand pump, and adjustable Leverlock paddle.
Even better? All Hala Kits come with a 5-year warranty, which is the best in the industry.
More Great Options: Hala Rado SUP Kit
2. Shred Ready iON Helmet
The iON helmet from Shred Ready is a fresh take on a classic design. Featuring a wide bill over the front of the helmet, the iON still comes in at a more affordable price than other helmets with this popular design.
More Great Options: Shred Ready Zeta [read our review here]
3. Hala SUP Paddle
A new paddle can change everything. Upgrade the SUP experience of your loved one and consider gifting them a 2021 Hala SUP Paddle.
The No-Twist™ clamp locks out water and grips to prevent twisting. This lightweight carbon high-strength shaft make this the most elite performance SUP paddle on the market.
Available with teardrop blade or a river blade (which has more surface area for bracing).
|There are many options that serve various
purposes, so we're here to break it all down for you!
4. Vew-Do Balance Board
For many paddlers in the USA, winter means frozen waterways, inclement weather, and generally unfriendly conditions for SUPing. A Vew-Do balance board is the perfect off season training tool to keep a paddleboarder busy in the offseason. By improving balance and engaging the same muscles you use to paddle, a balance board is ideal for the paddler who wants to stay in shape all year long.
5. Astral Airbelt PFD
The Astral AirBelt PFD is a lightweight, inflatable personal flotation device that is perfect for paddling when you don't want to be weighed down by gear. Weighing in at a mere 12 ounces, the Airbelt is worn like a belt. In an emergency, pull the yellow tab to create a floatation aid suitable to assist in an emergency. The low-profile, comfortable design makes this a must for flatwater paddlers who don't want to deal with a more bulky traditional PFD for casual paddling.
More Great Options: Astral YTV PFD [read our review here]
6. Watershed Ocoee Drybag
Simply put, the Watershed Ocoee is the best dry bag we have ever used. What makes it the best? The Ocoee contains Watershed's unique zipper system and the most durable materials on the market. Just the right size for lunch, a camera, and an extra layer, the Ocoee is ideal for paddleboarders who want to keep the essentials dry without bringing too much bulk.
For a SUP specific option, check out the Watershed GoForth. This is the same bag as the Ocoee but with a waist belt so you can wear the bag while paddling or hiking.
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