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Aqua Marina Magma – Test and Review

Aqua Marina Magma – Test and Review Posted on 28 August 2019Leave a comment

The Aqua Marina Magma is an all-round board created in 2016 by the Chinese brand. It’s the biger version of the SUP Aqua Marina Beast. Suitable for all sizes thanks to its 315-litre volume, it is an entry-level board that can be used by every member of the family.

Aqua Marina Magma Construction

We are dealing here with a single layer board (or simple “skin”), i.e. the PVC layer that wraps around the dropstitch is unique. This construction is ideal for light to medium weight people and for occasional use.
The Aqua Marina construction is described in the world of stand up paddle as “super low coast”. Those boards are made of single layer with the most basic drop stitch possible.

The Aqua Marina Magma

This is the Magma board that the Chinese firm ORPC released in 2016 under the Aqua Marina brand. We’re on an ultra classic shape. No risk has been taken by these manufacturers with this board. It was designed to attract as many people as possible.
This board will be nice on calm water such as lakes but not in small waves on the seaside. The Magma is perfect for light to medium weights.

The width of the board slightly overcomes the lack of rigidity of the construction. Therefore stability is there, so it is a good stand up paddle for beginners and amateurs. However, don’t expect to go for a long tour on this Magma. It pushes too much water to have a quality glide.

Regarding the general aspect, the design of this inflatable stand up paddle is clear. Some people love it, others hate it. Few people don’t have an opinion. With Aquamarina, each time, a color is dominant depending on the board, here it is orange. At the front, the bungee system allow you to take your accessories aboard your iSUP, which once slipped into a waterproof bag; they can follow you on your travels.

Aqua Marina Magma
Aqua Marina Magma

In the middle is the board’s unique carrying handle. At the back there is a metal ring to attach the leash.

Finally, the slide-in fin measures 9 inches. No need for a screwdriver! It is a universal model so easy to change if you lose it.

Accessories

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Aqua marina accessories
  • Aluminium paddle 3 parts
  • Leash
  • Carry bag
  • Double action pump

Technical characteristics

Length: 10’10 (330 cm)
Width: 32″ (81 cm)
Thickness: 6″ (15 cm)
Volume: 315 L
Weight: 9,3 kg
Max Payload: 90 Kg
Construction: Dropstitch simple layer
Fins: 1 central fin

The advantages of the Aqua Marina Magma

  • Improved design compared to previous board
  • Board for beginners
  • Very pleasant grip under the feet
  • Fin change without the need for tools.

The downsides of the Aqua Marina Magma

  • The poor glide
  • A carry bag that isn’t very practical
  • Not very rigid, can be distorted with the weight of the rider

What to think of the SUP Aqua Marina Magma?

The Aqua Marina Magma is an entry-level board perfect for calm water and light to medium weights. This board won’t bring you into the waves. The new design is appreciated and the ease of implementation makes it a family board. It should only be used by one person at a time, otherwise it may twist (due to low cost construction).

Paddle aqua marina magma
Aqua Marina Magma

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