Nixy 12’6” Manhattan G4 Performance iSUP Review

Features

The Nixy Manhattan G4 Performance SUP is one of the best-designed paddleboards you can find on the market today, and this title comes from the attention that has been placed in its construction. Every little detail feels premium, and as soon as you find your balance in the water you’ll have a strong and reassuring board under your feet. It will still challenge you, since it is made for speed, but you won’t ever have to worry about it failing you in any way. Here we take a look at the most important features that you will find on the Nixy Manhattan G4 Performance SUP:

  • Comfortable and long deck pad, coated to improve grip
  • Kick pad at the tail, perfect for quick turns
  • 9 inch main fin can be secured without tools
  • 10 D rings are installed
  • Optional kayak seats can be installed
  • Five action mounts to install accessories
  • Front bungees are adjustable and removable
  • Board can be inflated to 15 PSI in under 8 minutes
  • Travel backpack is large with plenty of pockets
  • Three wheels on backpack make it very easy to move around

Specifications

Board

Dimensions: 12’6” x 28” x 6”/381 x 76.20 x 15.24 cm

Volume: 335 liters

Weight (fins included): 23 pounds/10 kg

Maximum load: 350 pounds/159 kg

Paddle

Length: 67” to 84”/170 to 213 cm

Shaft diameter: 28.5 mm

Weight: 1.54 pounds/25 ounces

Blade surface: 90 square inches/580.6 square cm

Hand pump

Dimensions: 25” x 13 ½” x 5”/63.5 x 34.29 x 12.7 cm

Folded dimensions: 25” x 9” x 6”/63.5 x 22.86 x 15.24 cm

Weight: 4.37 pounds/2 kg

Inflates up to: 29 PSI

Leash

Length: 10’/305 cm

Diameter: 7 mm

Material: Polyurethane

Backpack

Dimensions: 39” x 17” x 9”/99 x 43.18 x 22.86 cm

Weight: 5.75 pounds/2.6 kg

User Experience

User_ExperienceUsability: 97% – Beginners beware, you do not tread lightly on the Nixy Manhattan G4! This is not meant to scare you away, just to make you aware that this board is aimed at those riders who already feel comfortable on the waves and are looking for an iSUP that will take their skills to the next level. Thanks to its thinner and pointier profile, the board requires you to have a good balance, but once you get there you’ll be slicing through the waves unlike ever before. The included paddle is already quite good, but you can always switch it out with a more aggressive one and propel yourself faster on the waves. This board will challenge you, but once you master it you won’t find a better ally be it for cruising, working out, or improving your endurance.

Durability: 99% – A board that is built to perform at such high levels as the Nixy Manhattan G4 cannot afford to be constructed with sloppy standards, and in fact everything about the build quality of this iSUP is just top notch. The material used for the main body makes good use of the dual layer advanced fusion laminated women drop stitch technology, to give you a synthetic surface that will feel as sturdy as a rock once it is inflated. The top pad is nice and grooved, giving your feet a good grip and plenty of leverage to make you turn fast, and carbon fiber reinforced side rails beef up the sides to help the Manhattan G4 feel solid and reliable even on choppy water. All of this is achieved while maintaining the board light enough to be easy to carry in a backpack, which is in itself a feat worthy of praise.

Pros:

  • Thinner profile makes board perfect for speed
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Light enough to be easily transported

Cons:

  • Beginners may find the board harder to maneuver

Overall Rating

Overall_RatingssUsability: 97% – As we have said earlier, the Nixy Manhattan G4 is not the easiest board to handle if you are just starting out paddlboarding, but once you get the hang of it you will be in for the ride of your life. There is something just unbeatable about the feeling of sliding through the water at every stroke of the paddle, gathering sped as you go, and no other paddleboard is really equipped to give you a similar ride and remain as portable and as practical to use as this one. Definitely well worth the learning curve.

Durability: 99% – Thanks to the innovative materials and techniques used for its construction, the Nixy Manhattan G4 is one of the sturdiest and most reliable paddleboards on the market. Inflating to 15 PSI, the board feels like a solid piece of plywood when you stand on it, with two carbon fiber side rails supporting its sides. Overall, as far as build quality there is absolutely nothing to complain about and the board is worth every penny you spend for it.

Price: 96% – If you’re in the market for a paddleboard such as this one, you’ll be more than ready to pay the price, and we feel that for everything that it brings to the table the Nixy Manhattan G4 strikes a very good balance between value and cost. Consider that thanks to the great build quality you’ll have a product that is likely to last for years, and you’ll have one more reason to head out and buy one.

Overall: 98% – Strong, sturdy, and beautifully designed, the Nixy Manhattan G4 is a great choice for anyone looking to take their paddleboarding adventures to the next level. Representing good value for the money, the board surely has a learning curve, but once you feel comfortable standing on it you’ll be ready to have some of the best rides of your life.

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The Nixy Manhattan G4 Performance iSUP is a product that we believe every avid paddler should keep in mind if one day they start feeling the need for speed. Thanks to its beautiful design and top-notch build quality, we believe it sets the example for all intermediate to expert paddleboards, and cannot help but warmly recommend it.

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My name is David Hamburg. I am an avid water sports fan who enjoys paddle boarding, surfing, scuba diving, and kite surfing. Anything with a board or chance I can get in the water I love! I am such a big fan I decided to start this website to review all my favorite products and some others. Hope you enjoy!