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Fanatic Ripper Air Touring: The Board at a Glance

Fanatic Ripper Air Touring: The Board at a Glance

Fanatic Ripper Air Touring

Summary

The ultra-light Ripper Air Touring from Fanatic is their second kid-specific board designed to inspire the next generation of rippers. This compact inflatable SUP board will save the kids from getting bored at home or on holiday.

Overall
4.6
  • DURABILITY
  • SPEED
  • VERSATILITY
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • STABILITY
  • APPEARANCE
  • PERFORMANCE

Pros

  • Catchy and fun color scheme and graphics.
  • Comfortable diamond grooved traction pad.
  • Easy to setup and use.
  • Tracks and maneuvers well.
  • Rigid and stable.
  • Ideal speed for kids.
  • Specifically designed for kids.
  • Touring specific shape.
  • Compact and easy to transport.

Cons

  • Catchy and fun color scheme and graphics.
  • Comfortable diamond grooved traction pad.
  • Easy to setup and use.
  • Tracks and maneuvers well.
  • Rigid and stable.
  • Ideal speed for kids.
  • Specifically designed for kids.
  • Touring specific shape.
  • Compact and easy to transport.
Created to inspire independence in the younger generation, the Ripper Air Touring is the perfect board to boost confidence and bring the whole family together.

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 Ripper Air Touring is the big brother of the Ripper Air, with a specific touring shape this iSUP is a stable glider suitable for beginners and young pros alike that will surely stretch the fun farther. The 26 inch wide tail provides added stability so smaller riders can get the hang of maneuvering the board and practicing turns with confidence.  At 10 foot the Ripper Air Touring provides a stable platform without being too bulky so the kids can lug their boards around themselves.

The Ripper Air models were designed to suit the younger generation and build independence. This iSUP is incredibly easy to setup, breakdown, use and transport. Weighing only 15 pounds kids can carry the board themselves, operate the pump, and transport the board in and out of the water without stopping to ask for help. Watch out mom and dad, this board is strictly ‘no parents allowed’ with a weight capacity of only 140 lbs, your young ripper may just leave you in the wind.

LengthWidthThicknessWeightWeight Capacity
10’26”4.5"15 lbs140 lbs

Fin configuration: Single removable

Design, Construction and Features

Constructed from Fanatic’s signature Drop Stitch Light Technology, the Ripper Air Touring is designed to withstand any abuse it might fall victim to from rough little hands yet remain lightweight enough so that the kids can still pick up after themselves. A drop stitch core is wrapped in a durable Tarpaulin layer, outlined with two PVC rail layers and finished off in bright orange with the Fanatic logo and signature bold accent stripes.

The touring design of this board allows it to navigate calm waters smoothly and for longer. The single removable fin helps this SUP track in a straight line with just enough speed to maintain balance and energy. A tool-less fin system can be setup by anyone and since kids tend to lose things, there is no need to worry about losing a small crucial piece of the board. In the center of the board you will find the soft carrying handle and a Mast foot insert for the adventurous kiddos who want to give windsurfing a go. The integrated bungee storage is the perfect place to secure extra gear for those long days cruising along the lake or river bank. Towing eyelets are placed at the tail for attaching a safety leash and under the nose of the board for tethering.

Included Accessories

All Fanatic SUP boards come with the standard accessory package including a backpack and pump. The Fanatic backpack is roomy enough to store the rolled up iSUP, fin and a few small accessories thanks to the extra-large zippered compartment on the face of the bag. Kids can operate the Fanatic Power Pump HP2 easily and comfortably inflating their board in a few short minutes.

Premium Travel Backpack | Fanatic | Boarders Guide


Taking it for a Spin

The Ripper Air Touring is for every kid, beginners and quick learners can enjoy this stylish new toy that will keep them active and healthy. This board tracks so smoothly; young riders can focus more on perfecting their balance or turns and spend less time trying to fiercely paddle on. The overall length and width of the board allows even the most nervous riders to feel stable and safe on top of the water. In no time, the kids will be gliding along trying to out paddle each other and even you, so get ready to keep up and go the distance.

Likes and Dislikes

Fanatic has a tendency to make anyone fall in love with their boards at first sight and it’s easy to see why. The Ripper Air Touring is yet another example of Fanatic’s passion and dedication to creating the best boards available. If we were forced to choose something we didn’t like about the Ripper Air Touring it would have to be the accessory package. We would just like to see a few more included accessories, mostly though, a safety leash especially with a kid-specific board.

Get Your Hands on One

Fanatic has a tendency to make anyone fall in love with their boards at first sight and it’s easy to see why. The Ripper Air Touring is yet another example of Fanatic’s passion and dedication to creating the best boards available. If we were forced to choose something we didn’t like about the Ripper Air Touring it would have to be the accessory package. We would just like to see a few more included accessories, mostly though, a safety leash especially with a kid-specific board.

Last Words

If you’re parents of a wild young soul and want to share your passion for riding with them, the Ripper Air Touring is an excellent beginner’s model.  This fun board from Fanatic will not only inspire confidence in the next generation of rider’s but it will also foster independence. This board is not only easy to use and transport, but incredibly easy to ride. Why not start them young and start them off right with the Fanatic Ripper Air Touring.

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