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Fanatic Diamond Air Touring: The Board at a Glance

Fanatic Diamond Air Touring
Overall
4.5

Pros

  • Striking graphics and colors.
  • Lightweight yet durable.
  • Easy to transport and setup.
  • Easy to maneuver.
  • Great straight tracking.
  • Removable center fin.
  • Tool less fin setup.
  • Bungee storage system.
  • Carrying handle.
  • Comfortable traction pad.
  • Glides effortlessly.
  • Easy to paddle.
  • Touring specific board.
  • Great for all skill levels.

Cons

  • Only one carrying handle.

[ez-toc]The Diamond Air Touring is the female specific version of Fanatic’s Ray Air, with similar design features to the Diamond Air, this board is a girl’s best friend for touring, cruising or camping. Female outdoor enthusiasts now have a board that was designed with them in mind. This gorgeous touring iSUP glides effortlessly over the water and is a high performing board for all levels of paddlers that you can take with you just about anywhere you go.

Why Fanatic?

Fanatic is owned and operated by a team of riders whose only dream is to create the perfect board and to give everyone the chance to get out on the water. With over three decades of experience, unwavering dedication and incomparable customer service.

Fanatic has created some of the best products not only for themselves but for their fellow riders. Fanatic is ‘addicted to ride’ and wants to share that passion with the world by way of their innovative and functional products.

The Board

The Diamond Air Touring is a touring specific board as you may have already guessed. Designed with a touring shape this long and stable board is confidence inspiring for paddlers of all levels. The 11’6” iSUP is 31” wide and has plenty of room for trying out SUP yoga or fitness, or for sitting or lying down and enjoying the day on the water at your own pace. This board designed specifically with ladies in mind moves effortlessly across the water, so you can work less paddling and work harder standing tall and enjoying your ride.

With added rigidity and stiffness the Diamond Air won’t let you down; this SUP will carry you across the water like the queen you are. Easy to set up, simply unroll your Diamond Air Touring from its backpack, and inflate it to its optimal PSI, click that single center fin in place and you’re ready for a day out on the lake, this touring model is best left in calm waters as it is too bulky to handle small waves or choppy conditions. When you’re ready to pack up for the day the Diamond Air is a lightweight board and weighs only 19 lbs so if you’ve ever carried a kid, you won’t have any trouble lifting this board in and out of the car.

LengthWidthThicknessWeightWeight Capacity
11’6”31”6"19 lbs200 lbs

Fin configuration:Single removable

Design, Construction and Features

The Diamond Air Touring is built from premium Drop Stitch Light technology that is lightweight, durable and affordable. The drop stitch core of the board is wrapped in a strong layer of Tarpaulin, two layers of PVC rail are then added all around for an extra rigidity and finally it is wrapped in beautiful graphics and topped with a soft diamond grooved foam deck pad.

In the center of the board is a carrying handle for easily transporting your board out of the water to your next stop.  Towing eyelets are integrated at the nose and tail of the board for towing and attaching a safety leash. Lastly, the best feature of all, a four-point bungee storage zone is located at the nose of the board for packing on your gear for a night away, or a place to hold your paddle while you take advantage of the opportunity to have a little float alone. The single removable fin requires no tools to install, just click it in and out when you need it. Finally the entire package is wrapped in the same beautiful graphics as the Diamond Air.

Included Accessories

The Diamond Air Touring comes with the standard accessory pack from Fanatic which includes a Fanatic Power Pump HP2 for fast and easy inflation and a premium travel backpack. The premium backpack is an upgrade from the standard bag; it has more room for packing small accessories and comfortable padded shoulder and hip straps as well as wheels for when you’re feeling lazy.

Premium Travel Backpack | Fanatic | Boarders Guide
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Taking it for a Spin

The Diamond Air Touring is the perfect partner to take on your adventures. It glides effortlessly so you have more time to enjoy the scenery and more energy for when you reach your destination. The straight line tracking is fantastic and the board feels solid and stable under your feet, it’s hard to believe it is an inflatable board and not a traditional hard board. When it is time to pack up and go, the board deflates almost as quickly as it inflates. The fin snaps out of place and can be packed into the premium travel backpack.

Likes and Dislikes

What is not to love about this beautiful board? It has everything you need to get out on the water in style. Fanatic is good at listening to their customers’ wants and needs and almost immediately delivering on their promises. If there were one thing missing, we would suggest including a safety leash and a paddle with the purchase of a board.

Get Your Hands on One

Do you love the Diamond Air Touring already? If you are looking into getting your very own Fanatic inflatable SUP there are a few options available, you can order Fanatic boards from a number of places online or find an authorized dealer from the list provided on their website.

Last Words

Adventurous ladies rejoice; there is a board made specifically for you. Although it looks like the standard female oriented product wrapped in some shade of pink or another, it sure outperforms most of its competitors with style and grace. This tough touring board was built to take on a challenge and functions with the greatest of ease.

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