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Nearly new: McConks Go Explore 11’4i – the compact exploring SUP

From: Original price was: £665.99.Current price is: £375.00.

Description

The perfect package for micro paddleboard adventures

 

The 11’4 Go Explore is a step up from our Go Anywhere all round iSUP boards. It’s the perfect entry touring paddleboard for those who want to progress from an all round board. Designed as the ultimate balance for paddlers who want a bit more speed and performance in choppy waters, but who want to retain some of the manoeuvrability of an all round board. It’s the transition between water and air where a mundane iSUP Board becomes a great board, and this board has a long waterline for its length, and a rocker that cuts you through the water, and without creating too much wind resistance.

Like all of our Go Explore range, this board has a crocodile skin deckpad that offers just the right mix between grip and comfort.

The 11’4 is 31.5″ wide, just a tad narrower than our  Go Anywhere all round boards. Couple this with the square tail and long fin (which reduce side to side rolling), this is a very stable board, and ideal for larger riders who struggle with smaller all round boards.

The board comes with a 2 + 1 fin system, with single 8″ semi flexible fin for the centre fin box, which is secured with a universal fin bolt (included). The fin box is a full length universal US fin box, so will take any of the shorter river or longer race fins that we sell, or you can even use your favourite FCS or blackproject fin! Removable 5″ fins are also supplied, although you wont need them unless you want to surf.

When you’re done, the board deflates and rolls up in a few minutes into our rugged SUP bag.

Comes with premium SUP bag, premium coiled leash (10ft) and HF buddy quick release belt as standard, repair kit and semi flexi fin. Choose the rest of your accessories from the bundled products.

Technical details

  • Length: 11’4
  • Width: 31′
  • Depth: 6′
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Fin box: 1 x Air7 full length US Centre box, 2 x side Kumano click fit
  • GoPro compatible mount on the nose
  • Front and rear stowage
  • Stomp pad to rear of deckpad
  • Guaranteed to 25PSI

Read more about our technical quality and construction build to find out why McConks came top for build quality, longevity, rigidity and overall quality in the SUPHubUK survey of over 1200 paddlers. 

What’s in the box

  • 11′ x 31″ x 6″ Go Explore inflatable SUP board
  • 1 x  7″ US box centre fin, 2 x 5″ click fit flexi side bites
  • Repair kit
  • High quality 10″ coiled leash and Quick Release waist belt.
  • No pump is included but you can choose a pump from the options available:
    • Double action SUP pump – 25 psi
    • Triple action SUP pump – 30 psi
    • Electric car pump – 20 psi.
  • Choose your paddle from the options available:
    •  3 piece adjustable 10% carbon shaft, nylon blade paddle.  Perfect for beginners and families – indestructible stiff blade, adjustable so the whole family can use it, yet less than 1kg in weight – 40% lighter than the standard cheap paddles included with must iSUP packages.
    • 100% 3k prepreg Carbon paddle
    • Read this article to find out why choosing the right paddle is just as important as choosing the right board
  • Our renowned Mcconks SUP sac

What else might you need?

Paddle

Choose from our standard 3 piece 10% carbon shaft, glass/nylon blade paddle.  Perfect for beginners and families – indestructible stiff blade, adjustable so the whole family can use it, yet less than 1kg in weight – 40% lighter than the standard cheap paddles included with most iSUP packages.  Or you can go for a higher performance carbon paddle. Read this article to find out why choosing the right paddle is just as important as choosing the right board

Inflation aids

Connect to a compressor | Valve adaptor

This little tool allows you to connect your inflatable paddleboard to a shrader (car tyre) type pump.  Please note that most car tyre pumps are not designed to provide enough volume to inflate a SUP.  Therefore using your car tyre inflator could damage the pump.  And the use of a very high volume compressor could damage your SUP board – so be careful!

Inflating with ease | Triple action pump

Why not choose a double chamber triple action pump.  This pump makes your pre-paddle routine a doddle, inflating an all round board to 18 PSI in less than 5 minutes, without breaking your back.

You’re not what you wear, but…

Looking good without costing the planet | Casual SUPwear

We’ve got a large range of organic and sustainable t-shirts and hoodies.  From bright and colourful to stylish and subtle, every garment is 100% organic or recycled, printed to order using a small UK company, and delivered within 10 days, but often as quick as 3 days.  Kids, ladies and unisex available

Protect the seas and your body | Rash vests

Not just a rash vest, but one made from recycled plastic waste.  Here’s what a happy customer had to say…

“It is very comfy. Easily the comfiest one I’ve had. Better than my current Billabong one. I wasn’t expecting it to be long sleeved. If I’d have been looking to buy another one, I’d have gone for short sleeve. But now I’ve tried your long sleeve one on, I’m sold on it. In the hot weather this Saturday at the Torbay air show, it was lovely and cooling on and stopped me getting burned when wearing it on its own with shorts. When I went for a swim, I put my wetsuit top on over the top of it and it kept me nice and warm. When I took the wetsuit top off, your rash vest dried pretty quickly in the sun.”

Fins

No snags | river fin

Shallow rivers are a drag (literally), particularly for those riders with fixed fins.  Luckily, McConks don’t do fixed fins, and a river fin pack allows you to use shorter fins for shallower waters like the River Wye. 

Harder, straighter, faster | Race fins

If you want better tracking, then these race fins will improve your tracking and your speed through the water. With a weed shedding profile they will also significantly reduce drag in weedy waters.

Have fun, be safe | SUP safety

Leashes and Quick release belts

It goes without saying you should nearly always use a leash. If you’re on flat without any current, then a coiled ankle leash is sufficient (supplied as standard on most of our boards prior to 2021). If you want to surf SUP, then a straight leash is advised to reduce the risk of recoil, although people are increasingly finding coiled ankle leashes don’t create as much recoil as previously feared.

For 2021, we are no longer providing ankle leashes as standard.  We’re instead providing quick release waist belts and a leash connect system.

If you paddle fast flowing water (moderate or fast flowing rivers or tidal rivers/estuaries), you should always use a quick release (QR) safety belt. Without a QR belt, there is a risk that you could be pinned down by the current with your board one side of an object, and you the other. And this nearly always results in death.

We recommend three quick release belts for swiftwater. The HF SUP buddy is a no frills QR belt with manual quick release, and emergency resistance release supplied as standard with all our boards from 2021. So even if you can’t manually release the belt, it will release under enough stress.  The next step up HF Synergy , or is a premium piece of kit that fully complies with British Canoeing’s guidance on SUP Safety on whitewater.  It is comfortably padded, has a much cleaner emergency release that has a much reduced risk of entanglement and entrapment, and allows for the attachment of a Restube PFD and a throwline.   The belts have an added advantage of keeping the leash out from under your feet, making step back turns much less of a tangle.

For those of you who don’t like the velcro quick release, we also sell the rather awesome Whetman Water Belt that has two manual cam releases.  This product is both designed and made in the UK – in Devon to be precise.

Gear protection

Keeping you gear safe on the water is an important element of SUP safety.  What good is your mobile phone if it’s at the bottom of the sea?  Our dry bags keep your gear dry, and have inflatable external bladders to ensure they float. And they’re made from recycled plastic waste.

Making memories | RAM camera mount

This mount from RAM mounts is a totally bulletproof piece of kit. Originally designed for use on high speed motorbikes, they have a bombproof construction, and are up to anything the natural environment can throw at them. So it will keep your camera safe and sound and let you capture the memory for ever. And also prevent your camera causing heavy metal pollution from leaching batteries, and plastic pollution.  And there are attachments for waterproof phones, tablets, speakers, lamps, fishing rods, and much more – it’s not just a camera mount

 

 

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Weight 16 kg
Dimensions 94 × 35 × 40 cm
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1 review for Nearly new: McConks Go Explore 11’4i – the compact exploring SUP

  1. David Rose (verified owner)

    Lovely board

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Q & A

I'm interested in the Nearly new: McConks Go Explore 11’4i but I'm only about 60kg, so I'm not sure it would be oversized for me given the description, are you able to advise? I live near Cirencester so would be able to view/collect. Thanks in advance, Katie Katie Fish asked on October 16, 2023

Hi Katie. You'll be fine at 60kg. This is quote a versatile board in terms of weights!

Andy mcconkey answered on October 17, 2023 store manager
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