iRocker Blackfin SX

Overview
  • Build: Hardboard
  • Skill: Beginner/ Experienced
  • Brand: Blackfin
  • Our score: 8.6 | Read our conclusion
  • This board can be used for:
Surf
Yoga
All-round
Touring
Pets
Family
8.6
8.6
Our score
Stability
9
Design
8
Performance
10
Price/Quality ratio
8
Supplied accessories
8

iRocker Blackfin SX: A Reliable SUP Ideal for Beginners!

As we all know, iRocker is a well-known brand in the SUP industry. This company is renowned for producing high-quality paddleboards with various options depending on what type of SUP you require and what suits you best!

The iRocker has received numerous awards for its outstanding performance in the industry. They have undoubtedly improved in innovating their paddleboards and updating them with new features yearly!

Whether you prefer epoxy or inflatable paddleboards or low-cost or high-end models, you can rest assured that you will get the best board made by iRocker.

iRocker Blackfin SX
iRocker Blackfin SX

The iRocker Blackfin SX is the company’s first hard SUP, and it’s easy to maneuver, stable, and will ensure you enjoy your time on the water with it.

The iRocker Blackfin SX is ideal for riders who want more stability while maintaining a high-level performance. This paddleboard also has a front cargo bungee area for storage and comfortable dual-sided center carry handles for easy transport.

There are two versions of the board. One is with a dual cargo area with bungee and one with a single bungee system. I have pictures of both here and above, you can check them out.

iRocker Blackfin SX
iRocker Blackfin SX

Pro’s

  • Paddleboard that is quick and responsive.
  • Excellent Stability
  • The simplicity of this paddleboard reflects its elegance.
  • The tri-fin set-up is simple to remove and reattach.
  • Eva deck pad of excellent quality
  • 15 D-rings for your other gear/accessories

Cons

  • Lack of hardboard options
  • It’s more difficult to transport a solid SUP
  • Challenging to store in off seaso

What Makes This Stand Up Paddle Board Stand Out?

The iRocker Blackfin SX stands out because it is the company’s first hard SUP and part of their Blackfin line. Out on the water, this paddleboard is easy to maneuver and very stable. With this paddleboard, you can expect a great performance that will wow you in various ways.

Although this paddleboard does not appear to be particularly attractive by design, its simplicity and sleekness make it appear elegant, especially when it is already in the water.

The iRocker Blackfin SX tri-fin set-up is simple to remove and reattach, so you’ll have no trouble setting it up.

iRocker Blackfin SX
iRocker Blackfin SX

All three fins are detachable, allowing you to customize your board for different water depths and conditions.

Can’t forget to mention the Eva deck pad, which is of excellent quality and can also be used as a yoga mat! It has 6 D-rings, which most riders are interested in because it allows you to attach any additional accessories to your paddle board.

length
Length
10’6″ / 323 cm
width
Width
32″ / 81 cm
thickness
Thickness
4.5" / 11 cm
weight
Weight
32 lbs / 14.5 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
250 lbs / 113 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
/
colour options
Board type
All-around
skill
Skill
Beginner/ Experienced

iRocker Blackfin SX 1

Primary use
All Around/Touring/Surfing/Yoga

iRocker Blackfin SX 2

Speed on the water
While out on the water, the iRocker Blackfin SX will provide excellent speed. In addition, the hard paddleboard board glides very smoothly and comfortably. If you want better tracking and speed, or if you want to go surfing with this iRocker Blackfin SX, I recommend using the 3 Fins for maximum stability and if you ever want to take on the waves.

iRocker Blackfin SX 3

Transport
The design of this paddleboard makes it easy to carry out on the water, as it did not slip on my finger while carrying it. With a dual-sided center carry handle and sider rail clips for your carry strap, transporting this hard paddleboard is a breeze. A rack is the best way to store a hard paddleboard off the ground in the off-season. It can also be kept in your garage to keep it safe from the elements.

iRocker Blackfin SX 4

Stability
The iRocker Blackfin SX’s stability is comparable to that of other great iRocker models. Although this hard paddleboard cannot support a weight of 350 pounds or more, it will impress you in terms of stability. It’s a stable board for beginners as well as more seasoned paddlers. With the iRocker Blackfin SX, you’ll have a lot of fun!

Professional Experience

iRocker Blackfin SX
The sleek, thin iRocker Blackfin SX on water

In terms of performance, the iRocker Blackfin SX leaves a positive impression based on many pro experiences. Because the iRocker is best known for its inflatable SUPs, the iRocker Blackfin SX will show you that even hard paddleboards can be fun on the water.

Of course, the quality of the construction and how it was done play a role. The only disadvantage of having a hard paddleboard is storage, but if you have a secure location to store it, this is not a major issue. 

In terms of performance, this paddleboard is suitable for riders of all skill levels. Out in the water it provides excellent stability and allows you to glide with little drag. I’m also pleased to see that this board comes with a front and rear cargo bungee area for storage.

There are dual-sided center carry handles and side rail clips for the carry strap, so you’ll have no trouble carrying this paddleboard.

You can also attach a kayak conversion kit, which is useful if you’re too tired to stand up and want to paddle more comfortably.

Overall, this is an excellent board for both beginners and advanced surfers. You will never have to be concerned about the construction of the iRocker Blackfin SX paddleboard because it is a high-quality and durable SUP board as we know it!

The Blackfin Models by iRocker is undoubtedly a fantastic paddleboard built with high-quality materials. High-density foam is used in the iRocker Blackfin SX. This will provide a solid foundation for the rider’s weight and the board’s performance. This hard SUP board is tough, rigid, and comfortable.

iRocker Blackfin SX
iRocker Blackfin SX

Because of its 10’6″ length and 4.5″ thickness, this paddleboard provides excellent maneuverability. The 32″ width offers good stability and speed in the water, making this an All-Around paddleboard that can be used for various activities.

The deck pad of the iRocker Blackfin SX is also excellent, allowing you to do Yoga and stretching while paddling long distances. EVA deck pad is extra comfy and can double as a yoga mat to keep your feet from getting sore.

The iRocker Blackfin SX Fins are also fantastic! It’s a US Fin box, which means it’ll work with a wide variety of SUP fins. It would not be difficult for you to install the fins, as they can be done in a matter of seconds.

On the deck pad, there are 14 grooves. This simply means that it will assist you in maintaining your balance on the board. The grooves on your paddleboard will also aid in the drainage of water. The iRocker Blackfin SX deck pad will keep you from slipping while you’re out on the water.

The iRocker Blackfin SX has a single handle to make it easier to transport your board. You can rest assured that the handle on this hardboard is sturdy and comes with a carry strap that will come in handy on long trips.

If you think transporting a hard paddleboard will be difficult, consider investing in a SUP trolly to make things easier!

The iRocker Blackfin SX has 15 D-rings on which you can attach any additional accessories. You can bring your paddle, as well as the kayak conversion kit, dry bags, and leashes. You can add more accessories if you believe they improve your paddling experience.

You can use the front bungee storage area for your SUP coolers and the back bungee storage area for any small items you want to bring along. This paddleboard is also available in a smaller version with less storage.

The iRocker Blackfin SX is sturdy enough, but I wouldn’t recommend it for use in rough water. This may cause scratches and dings on your board!

iRocker Blackfin SX
iRocker Blackfin SX

Flat waters, such as lakes and light, easy rivers, are ideal for the iRocker Blackfin SX.

A three-year warranty is included with the iRocker Blackfin SX. The leash, paddle, and three removable fins are all included in the package.

Blackfin CX Ultra ReviewiRocker Blackfin SXBluefin Cruise 10’8″ Review
ProductBlackfin CX Ultra ReviewiRocker Blackfin SXBluefin Cruise 10’8″ Review
BuildInflatableHardboardInflatable
SkillBeginnerBeginner/ ExperiencedBeginner
Price £799.99 $559.97 €399.00
Score8.28.610
All-round
Touring
Surfing
Yoga

Important features

iRocker Blackfin SX 5

Setup

  • BlackRock Construction is a strong and long-lasting construction method that results in a lightweight hardboard resistant to dents, dings, and chips. The Fiberglass Kevlar Polycarbonate Construction of the iRocker Blackfin SX ensures durability.
  • Has a three-year warranty and a 90-day money-back guarantee, and excellent customer service.
  • There are 15 D-rings and storage areas in the front and back.
  • The iRocker Blackfin SX fins are made in the United States and are compatible with other SUP fins.
  • A carbon fiber shaft paddle is included with the iRocker Blackfin SX. Carbon fiber paddles are not only lighter, making long paddleboarding trips easier, but they’re also stiffer and stronger, making them ideal for rougher water.
  • EVA deck pad is extra comfy and can double as a yoga mat to support your feet from getting sore.
iRocker Blackfin SX 6

Fins
The iRocker Blackfin SX comes with the center fin. It is a box-style fin from the United States, while the side fins have flip locks for secure attachment. This will be making it compatible with a variety of SUP fins. It only takes a few seconds to install the fins, which is also convenient for you! You can easily adjust the set-up of your fins to suit any water conditions for a better out-of-the-water experience.

iRocker Blackfin SX 7

Material
The Blackrock Construction on the iRocker Blackfin SX is a strong and durable method of resisting dents, dings, and chips. It comprises a high-density foam core, a single-layer fiberglass inner shell, and six layers of Kevlar reinforcement in the nose and tail. The iRocker Blackfin SX has completely encased in 1.3 mm PolyCarbonate ABS, resulting in a hardboard that is rigid and ultra-durable.

iRocker Blackfin SX 8

Warranty
The iRocker Blackfin SX board has a three-year warranty and a 90-day money-back guarantee. With the three-year warranty, you’ll be able to spend more time on your paddleboard without worrying about something going wrong. When you have any problems or questions about your paddleboard, the iRocker customer service is also excellent.

iRocker Blackfin SX 9

Design
The iRocker Blackfin SX is a versatile hard paddleboard used for diverse activities. It has a simple but compelling design, which is extremely sleek when you’re out on the water. Overall, it’s a high-quality hard paddleboard that’ll wow you with its speed and maneuverability.


Included in the package

Paddle

The iRocker Blackfin SX paddleboard is made of carbon matte and comes with a three-piece paddle that has a nylon blade. The paddle’s length can be adjusted from 72″ to 86″, and weighs 28.8 oz. The blade is sturdy and propels the boat quickly into the water. In comparison to other blackfin models, the paddle is a little heavy.

Leash

The leash length on the iRocker Blackfin SX paddleboard is 10′. When you’re out on the water, this is one of the most important accessories. If you fall off your board, a leash will help you stay on it. You can easily attach the coil ankle leash to any D-rings and go! The texture of the leash is also comfortable and does not irritate your skin. 

Optional Accessories

Kayak Conversion Kit

Because the Blackfin CX Ultra has numerous D-rings where you can easily attach this optional accessory, a kayak conversion kit would allow you to relax. This is a must-have, especially if you intend to spend a lot of time on the water.

Fanny Pack

A waterproof Fanny pack is a useful addition. This keeps your small items organized in one convenient small waterproof bag, eliminating the need to bring them out on the water. This is a useful bag, especially if you only want to bring the essentials with you, such as your car keys and phone.

SUP Cooler

If you intend to paddle for several hours, bring a SUP cooler bag with you. This will keep your drinks cold for a long time. The Blackfin CX Ultra Paddleboard has bungees in the front and back for storing your SUP cooler.

Waterproof Speaker

Who doesn’t want to listen to music while paddling on the water? Invest in a waterproof speaker and enjoy your favorite song while paddling in the water! This additional accessory can be mounted on the Blackfin CX Ultra’s action mounts!

Water Proof Phone Case

A waterproof phone case is required to ensure the safety of your phone while paddling on the water! Never pass up an opportunity to post something on social media, and to do so, you must ensure that your phone is not in danger while taking these photos!


Difference between an Inflatable board and a Hard board

Advantages Inflatable board

  • Easy to take on holiday (even on the plane)
  • Easy to store in the winter days
  • Much cheaper
  • Technology has improved greatly over the past 10 years. For this reason, these boards are now almost hard to distinguish from hard boards

Advantage Hardboard

  • More speed, which is important if you are a professional
  • Easier to make sharp turns on the water because the board is thinner
  • No inflation needed, you can get on the water right away

Frequently Asked Questions about the Blackfin CX Ultra

Is the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddleboard an All-Around Stand-Up Paddleboard?

It’s an All-Around Paddleboard with excellent stability. It is also a good Fitness board with a fantastic deck pad ideal for Yoga!

Is the iRocker Blackfin SX paddleboard exclusive to professional riders?

No! This hard paddleboard is perfect for beginners/advanced riders. This is an excellent paddleboard for beginners because it is both stable and maneuverable.

What is the size of the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddle Board?

Length: 10’6″ Width: 32″ Thickness: 4.5″

What is the maximum carrying capacity of the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddle Board?

It can cater with a maximum capacity of 250 lbs or 113 kg

What is included when purchasing the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddleboard?

The inclusions for this paddleboard are a paddle, leash, and 3 fins

What is the weight of the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddle Board?

It weighs 32 lbs or 14.5 kg

How many fins do the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddle Board have?

The iRocker Blackfin SX Paddleboard has 3 removable fins.

How many D-rings do the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddle Board have?

It has 15 D-rings. Enough to attach all your gear and accessories

How long is the warranty on the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddle Board?

The iRocker Blackfin SX has 3 years of warranty coverage with a 90-day guarantee after the purchase.

Does the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddle Board have an action-camera mount?

No. However, an Action Mount accessory, which is also available in iRocker, can be used to install one.

How many handles does the iRocker Blackfin SX Paddle Board have?

It has one center handle. 

iRocker Blackfin SX
iRocker Blackfin SX

Other Reviews of The Blackfin SX Paddleboard Online

supboardguide.com: “The BLACKFIN SX is proof that BLACKFIN designs make for not just great inflatable SUPs, but awesome hard SUPs as well. Stable, highly maneuverable, and quick on the water, the SX will make trips to the lake, bay, and ocean all fantastic experiences. As a hardboard, I would also be extra cautious about taking the SX into shallow water or rivers with many twists and turns. For everyone else though, the BLACKFIN SX will more than suffice as a good performing all-around hardboard.”

thesupguru.com: “The Blackfin inflatable SUP lineup is loved by many. But their hardboards are rather underappreciated. The SX solid board’s build, design, performance, and durability remain elite. The stability and easy maneuverability make it perfect for beginners and experts. The board comes with a complete set to get on the water straight away. If you purchase some addons, such as the kayak kit, cooler, and mounts, you’ll be set up for many different adventures that will allow you to be outdoors all day.”

Conclusion – Should you buy the iRocker Blackfin SX?

Regarding my final thoughts on this paddleboard, I’d say it’s an impressive hardboard. Riders are opting for inflatable paddleboards, which are gaining popularity because of the easy storage solution.

In terms of performance, hardboards provide you with a lot of speed while also being easy to maneuver! Because of the construction method, this iRocker Blackfin SX is unquestionably durable!

This SUP board is not only for experienced riders, but it is also suitable for beginners due to its stability in the water.

You can certainly add some accessories that you believe will enhance your experience while on the water. Because this is a solid paddleboard, proper aftercare is required to ensure it lasts a long time.

Are you thinking about buying this paddleboard? Or do you already own one? You can tell us about your experience in the comments section below! This will also help other riders determine whether the iRocker Blackfin SX is right for them!

Please comment if you have any additional questions about this board, and we’ll be happy to answer! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with our latest posts!

Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)

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Build Inflatable Hardboard Inflatable
Skill Beginner Beginner/ Experienced Beginner
Price £799.99 $559.97 €399.00
Score 8.2 8.6 10
All-round
Touring
Surfing
Yoga

Specifications

length
Length
10’6″ / 323 cm
width
Width
32″ / 81 cm
thickness
Thickness
4.5" / 11 cm
weight
Weight
32 lbs / 14.5 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
250 lbs / 113 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
/
colour options
Board type
All-around
skill
Skill
Beginner/ Experienced

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Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)