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This is an awesome board! It is my first WW sup so I don't have another to compare to, but it is super solid and as other people have stated, cruises through rapids effortlessly. It has improved my capabilities ten-fold. I also appreciate the rescue style handles at the front and back, and the go pro mount is an awesome feature. The glitch (that drives me nuts, honestly) is the valve. I have 2 other friends with the rivershred as well. 2 of us have the 2021 model while the other one is older (don't know the year) and all 3 of us have issues connecting the pump to the valve, as it constantly pops out while pumping. It is really maddening as it doesn't seem to stay connected until you get to a high PSI, which means a large portion of the pumping is a battle to get it to stay connected. I thought it was the connection of the hose to the adaptor, but I reinforced the seal and it did not help. I thought maybe it was the actual adapter, but I tried a RED brand pump and had the same issue, as well has my other friends... so I can't really say that I think it's a one-off... if there is a fix for this please please let me know, I have tried everything I can think of short of replacing the valve, which seems like nonsense because it's a brand new board...
I've had my Rivershred over a year now and I'm still in love with it! Since first purchasing it, I've had the opportunity to compare it (side by side) with 3 other W.W. SUPs from well known manufacturers, nothing comes close to the stiffness and rigidity of the Rivershred! My confidence and skill levels have drastically improved thanks to this board. I offer others a chance to jump on it every chance I get so that they can see what how real quality W.W. SUP should perform. The stability of the Rivershred is unbelievable, it craves carving into eddys and surfs like a dream. I'm 68 years old and people are shocked to see what I can do on this board (at my age). I recently added a second Rivershred to the quiver to help spread the love!
Love this board, nimble yet stable on whitewater, the rocker is great for punching through holes. Still paddles alright on flatwater. Easy to catch surf waves. The pump is just ok, already has a slight leak after only a few uses on the fitting that attaches to the board.
From the first moment you stand on this board you know it’s essential to have in your quiver. Super stable, very maneuverable, takes waves like a dream and is extremely fun to surf on.
Absolutely incredible board. Almost like a cheat code for the whitewater. Surfing More waves then ever and super stable. Able to things that I could not do not on other boards. When I lift the nose on this board and do pivots over rocks, I’m able to go way higher without falling then other board I’ve been on. Smiles for days with this thing.