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Old June 10th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Stand up paddleboarding

Just went paddling for the first time and loved it. Looking to purchase one soon. Does anyone on the board paddle. Any recommendation on brands, inflatable? Thanks.
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Old June 10th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Imagine makes a great stand up for whitewater. Liquid logic kayaks also makes a good one. Shawn
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Old June 10th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Imagine makes a great stand up for whitewater. Liquid logic kayaks also makes a good one. Shawn
Also bic and surftech make good flatwater SUP's
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Old June 10th, 2012, 05:21 PM
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What kind of conditions? Flat water? Surf? Both?

Starboard makes a great all around board (the blend)
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Just went paddling for the first time and loved it. Looking to purchase one soon. Does anyone on the board paddle. Any recommendation on brands, inflatable? Thanks.
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Old June 10th, 2012, 06:54 PM
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More flat water. I like the inflatable as east to transport.
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If you are a DIY type I highly recommend Chesapeake Light Craft. They have two SUP kits.
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Cool!

I just bought one last week! We (wife and son) have been playing in he bay beside our house for a week. Really fun! I took it surfing yesterdayTHAT is DA BOMB!
Way harder to balance and paddle in the surf, but way up there on the awesomeness scale
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its all about intended use, the sport is exploding as are the board types, depends if you are casual, want to race, your size etc.
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For a blow up- standup board, ckeck out NRS at, nrsweb.com
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Just went paddling for the first time and loved it. Looking to purchase one soon. Does anyone on the board paddle. Any recommendation on brands, inflatable? Thanks.
Everyone around me has one, so I've 'test drove' several. Also, I've got a buddy that sells them (granted, not the really good ones). I've heard different advise from different people regarding quality and manufacturer, but most people have said to get one that is suitable for your size and what you plan to do.

Couple of other things to consider are:
how tall are you and what's your weight?
if you're over 175lbs and over 5'-10" then make sure you get something with decent width (not less than 32")

the correct paddle makes a big difference as well. You don't need a racing carbon fiber one if you're just paddling around the bay, but you still need the proper size.

Are you taking any kids out on it (say ages 6-10)? definately get a wider board.
The Bic ones are cheap but you get what you pay for. I've ridden some boards that I'm told are $2,000+ and they're really nice, bouyant and light, but I'm not sure I want to have something that nice. One the other hand, I don't want to get some heavy, unstable board just because it's cheap.

I'm looking at 34" - 11'-4" board because I'll probably paddle with one of my kids and also I'm not going to be less than 180lbs on my best day
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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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I am looking at the Boardwork SHUBU.......10.7 length and 30.5 width. I am around 185 and about 5 10.
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I am looking at the Boardwork SHUBU.......10.7 length and 30.5 width. I am around 185 and about 5 10.
That's a more challenging board for sure for someone of that size (I'm the same size).
I've surfed a few times and wakeboarded since early 90s and I struggled to balance in mild ocean surf (Cape Cod Bay) on a board of that size.

Granted, it was mid-afternoon after cocktails had begun, but still my intention was to really do some exploring of the local bays/inlets with my SUP, so I didn't want to become exhausted from balancing.

I was surprised at how difficult it was for me. I have good core strength (which is another factor). Again, maybe it was the mild cocktails but then again it was only early afternoon, so I can't imagine that had that much of an impact. Maybe I just need some proper instruction.

Got up on a board belonging to a 'more robust' buddy who weighs 250. It was like night and day paddling with a 34" board!
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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You can get on boatertalk.com. It's a whitewater board but under the forum there is a SUP forum where you can get lot of feedback on boards. Whitewater, lake and surf. Shawn
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Yeah, What Jackie said!
I picked an 11'3" or 6" Amundson to paddle surf or to use in smooth water.
I weigh 185 and my 10 year old son weighs around 80. When I put the 25# beagle on too it was riding a little low

We can both travel on it in smooth water and we do pretty well in bay chop and wind.

I have not taken him in the surf on it yet, when we get waves over 3' it breaks on a sandbar about 1/4 mile off the beach.....too far for safety with 2 on the board.

These things are so large to handle that you are going to get knocks & dings.
I liked the NSP 11' 6". I'm thinking about buying a couple of these to rent this summer.


these things are a lot of fun!
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:36 PM
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I can't imagine owning and storing a SUP board...they are enormous

Here in DC they are $17-25/hr for rent. For the occasional SUPer, it's more cost efficient.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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That's a more challenging board for sure for someone of that size (I'm the same size).
I've surfed a few times and wakeboarded since early 90s and I struggled to balance in mild ocean surf (Cape Cod Bay) on a board of that size.

Granted, it was mid-afternoon after cocktails had begun, but still my intention was to really do some exploring of the local bays/inlets with my SUP, so I didn't want to become exhausted from balancing.

I was surprised at how difficult it was for me. I have good core strength (which is another factor). Again, maybe it was the mild cocktails but then again it was only early afternoon, so I can't imagine that had that much of an impact. Maybe I just need some proper instruction.

Got up on a board belonging to a 'more robust' buddy who weighs 250. It was like night and day paddling with a 34" board!

This is the one I used on Sunday and I was fine even though it was a windy day. I will be using it on local rivers/lakes and also Lake Michigan. I like the idea of an inflatable (this board can be inflated to 17 psi, nice and firm) as I can easily bring on a plane or any driving vacation without to much effort. Going to pick one up and paddle on our local lake tonight. Thanks for all the info.
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Not necessarily trying to revive this thread, so much as trying to find that board member who had a D-90 used in a photo shoot for that SUP paddle company (North Carolina I think).
I searched, but couldn't remember what thread or what the thread was even about in the first place.

In any event, the paddle had a unique design and I was trying to find the website.
Anyone remember?
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in the market for a SUP. who is your SUP guy?
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in the market for a SUP. who is your SUP guy?
I've got a few. Depends on what you're looking for.
I'll PM you my email and you can expand on what you're looking for.
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By brother in law is into these big time. Checkout BOTE.com. I was on one in Lake Lanier last week..............
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