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2020 Naish Glide 14′ & Maliko 14′ inflatable SUP comparison review

Compared by us on Apr 27, 2019

Naish Glide 14′ Inflatable

“A great touring board shape that's nice and stiff”

Naish Maliko 14′ Inflatable

“Race iSUPs don't come much stiffer than this”

Poor Excellent
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10
Overall Glide
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Flat Water
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Open Water
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
Ease of use
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Bag & Pump
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Fins & Fittings
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Weight
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Stiffness
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
Build Quality
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Value
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Poor Excellent
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3
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5
6
7
8
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10
Overall Glide
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Flat Water
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Open Water
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Ease of use
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Bag & Pump
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Fins & Fittings
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
Weight
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
Stiffness
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Build Quality
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
Value
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5

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I recently purchased both the Maliko 25″ and the 27″ Inflatable Race Boards. Over the past 5 years, I have successfully raced and won in the Southeast US on various Inflatable boards, mostly 12′ 6″, including the Naish ONE. Inflatables can compete with carbon boards. All my old boards have been much more flexible than the new Maliko. My perception is that the stiffness may not be a plus in choppy conditions although it really makes it easier to surf small swells downwind. Flat water is a toss up as long as there is still some rocker in the inflated… Read more »

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