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LOCO 10’0 AMIGO WINDSUP TEST REVIEW

Stats Volume 220 Litres Length 10'0 Width 32 Fin(s) 2 x Clicker slot in side fins, 1 x US plastic centre Price £749 (With paddle) Thickness 5 Weight 10.4kg

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LOCO 10’0 AMIGO WINDSUP TEST REVIEW

Verdict:
Loco’s first step into the iSUP market this year has brought us the smallest board in test at 10’ x 32”, but also one of the stiffest boards thanks in part to its hard windSUP rail. The Amigo is well made with a tough, rugged feel to it. This ocean going board is also a
purposeful windSUP with a hard edge that represents good value for money.

Overview:
Loco’s new iSUP unpacks out of a neat back pack with a two way switch pump. The board was loaded with features: it has a long chunky deck pad, cargo bungees up front and a windsurf insert, as well as a handle on the back of the board and a webbing centre handle. Underneath, the Loco is equipped with a hard PVC edge (to help a windSUP plane easily) two clicker slot in soft side fins which can be swapped for FCS, and a standard US box plastic centre fin. This is a tough, solid looking product.

Brand Claim:
The 2017 Loco 10’ x 32” x 5” Amigo Air iSUP is our go-to size entry level inflatable paddle board, perfect for beginners and pros of all shapes and sizes with unrivalled stability and effortless glide. Choose either premium with the hard rail, hard fins and windSUP for enhanced performance or our detuned Yoga/Fit option with everything you need in one bag to get you paddling straight away. Beautiful stand out designs in the lightest and most durable constructions on the market that will definitely separate you from the flock!

Performance:
Loco’s Amigo was the smallest board on test at just 10’ but still packed in 220L volume. It has the lowest nose rocker, narrowest tail of the group which optimises it for control at planning speeds (i.e. in waves, windSUP), so if you’re after max glide check out the ‘detuned’ 10’6 (£699 inc. 3 piece paddle) However, this thick, shorter board was in the top two in the stiffness test. The Amigo felt good and directional with the cluster of fins on the narrow tail and no doubt the hard edge helped with this too. We found the Amigo easy to spin around on when pivot turning when you stepped back on the board. Our testers liked the chunky feel and solid nature of the Loco, I’d say a good start to Loco’s first toe into the iSUP market! With most hard edge windSUP’s around the £1000 mark, this great value, tough Loco could well be the answer to someone looking for a versatile planing windSUP without breaking the bank.

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OTHER BOARDS IN THIS TEST:

• BIC PERFORMER 10’6

• FANATIC FLY AIR PREMIUM 10’4

• JP ALL ROUND LE 10’6

• LOCO AMIGO WINDSUP 10’

• O’SHEA 10’6

• RED PADDLE CO. RIDE 10’6

• REDWOOD FUNBOX 10’3

• RRD V3 AIRSUP 10’4

• STARBOARD WIDE POINT 10’5


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