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The most affordable racing #sup board

The most affordable racing #sup board

I had been looking for a while now for an affordable racing paddleboard as I’ve been wanting to join my fellow folks at 954 Race league in Fort Lauderdale. I was still not ready financially, that is, to purchase a full fledged carbon race board. […]

Don’t paddle kids at school, make them paddle

Don’t paddle kids at school, make them paddle

A school in Hephzibah, Georgia, is drawing national attention after sending consent forms to parents informing them of a new policy of using paddling as a form of punishment for students, CBS affiliate WRDW-TV reports. The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC), a kindergarten-through-9th-grade charter […]

Reddit post: Advantages of an inflatable board

Reddit post: Advantages of an inflatable board

What advantages have inflatable SUPs in comparison with a rigid board? That was the question on a recent Reddit post  that called my attention to the inherent interest in the topic. As I struggle to keep up with work, personal life and paddleboarding, I have this urge to come back with this blog and be a helpful source to others as others have not managed to do it yet. All other blogs or posts on the topic of inflatables seem made by robots, foreigners with a not so good command of the english language, or non identified reviewers with the sole intent of creating posts to promote their affiliate offers. The Reddit post seems to me someone is trying to explain something but doesn’t manage to do it. Nevertheless the advantages are clear and confirmed by the commenters on the post.

The original poster mentions that they are lightweight, and also can be very simple to transport and transfer, because in the “deflated state the take very few place.” And what else? Are there still some characteristic features of inflatable boards?

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A few of the comments were:

“I’ve found that when I’m on an inflatable I don’t always have to be as careful with my paddle or about hitting into other people’s boards if I’m out with friends so they’re good if you want to play some games on them with mates.”

“Yes. In comparison with rigid board, this board is very lightweight, will also not do almost any harm to either itself, or other same board.”

“Yes, inflatables are good for that. No need to be so careful. Boards are huge and getting a ding on a rigid carbon one has got to hurt! But I would say the price is def the main factor. I’ve been an inflatable enthusiast and there are inflatable of all kinds, even for racing. Obviously an inflatable will never match the performance of a rigid racing paddleboard. But while I can’t afford a rigid race board, I keep having fun with my inflatable. http://supinsider.com/easy-inflatable-paddle-board/

“Perhaps, the price is most often crucial. But if to choose attentively, then it is possible to find fine options, for quite reasonable price.”

“I have gone out twice. One time I did not get up. I was on a hardboard that had decent volume but it was not stable and I went into the water and stayed on my knees. I went out on a Isle that had 7psi (rookies), so basically 50% inflated and I got right up and paddled around. The is up is more stable even not all the way inflated.”

The new ISLE Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board is a beauty!

The new ISLE Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board is a beauty!

The new Isle Surf & SUP newsletter spotlights their new fitness and yoga friendly board and they do it in a very presentable way. The newsletter is beautifully designed for a beautifully designed SUP. The new Lotus is an advancement to it’s predecessor the well […]

The cheapest iSUP around! Goplus Inflatable 10′ Cruiser SUP StandUp Paddle Board on Amazon

The cheapest iSUP around! Goplus Inflatable 10′ Cruiser SUP StandUp Paddle Board on Amazon

This Goplus SUP board is one of the most stable inflatable standup paddle board for people of all skill levels. Measures 10’x30″x6″ when inflated & is just as firm & stable as other SUPs, can be rolled up into compact package for easy transport and […]

New Kawasaki Jet Ski Inflatable Paddleboard by Tower Paddle Boards

New Kawasaki Jet Ski Inflatable Paddleboard by Tower Paddle Boards

Tower Paddleboards just introduced the Kawasaki Jet Ski® Watercraft Edition, an inflatable 9’10” paddle board designed with a heavy duty tow hook under the nose. Perfect to tie up and tow behind your boat or Jet Ski for ultimate fun in the water.

Kawasaki and Tower just inked the deal! Now, as an exclusive Tower insider, you can get one of the first boards off the production line. What’s more, Tower is offering you 10% off if you buy now as this is a pre-order (buy now, pay now for August/September delivery). The first production batch is very likely to sell out quickly so this may be your only opportunity to get one at all in 2017!

You can see more pictures of the Kawasaki Jet Ski Tower Inflatable Paddleboard here and buy here.

Tower Kawasaki Inflatable

Stranded at Fyre Festival

Stranded at Fyre Festival

Fyre Festival was all the rage on social media this Friday, April 28th. Look up #fyrefestival on Twitter or the festivals subreddit. So from scanning multiple online news sources, as well as twitter, I can safely say this list is the only cross examined and […]

On Netflix: ‘Radical’, the controversial saga of a Brazilian anti-hero surfer

On Netflix: ‘Radical’, the controversial saga of a Brazilian anti-hero surfer

Plotted chronologically with reports, images and videos, “Radical” tells the story of famous and controversial Brazilian surfer Dadá Figueiredo, who rose fast in his career and was an icon of the sport in the 1980s. Vans, known worldwide for being involved in youth culture and […]

9 good reasons why you should practice Stand Up Paddleboarding this summer

Looking for an easy and fun activity on which you can be successful on the first try? Looking to get out of the house for a physical activity that is easy and affordable? Looking for an activity that won’t get you bored after the first try?

Then look no further than paddleboarding. You can paddle at any body of water close to you. You might have already see people paddling at the closest lake, river or ocean, so don’t waste time, join them with an easy to carry and store inflatable paddleboard.

 

  1. It’s so easy to get started and be able to stand up
    On the first day of practice, the person is already rowing, standing, and enjoying. This modality of board sport allows anyone to “master” it use it on the first day, and from that point on, only evolves.
  2. Age range for practice
    Paddling can be practiced by women, men, children, from the age group of 4 to 64 years or more, and without any physical preparation. Our intention in this site is to make available to non-sports people, non-athletes, everyday people the initiation in a simply fascinating mode.
  3. An exciting and fascinating sport
    For those who hate a gym floor, SUP is love at first sight, you can paddle with friends, relatives, even alone, all while performing an aerobic and complete sport.
  4. Discovering new places
    People have no idea how fascinating places are right around us. Not everyone tends to explore, but with a SUP practice, for every place you look, you will wonder why it took you so long to practice the sport. Standuppaddle usually gives you a different view that what you are used to. You can see your local beach from the water at the swimmers level. You can see your local river and lake from a point view that you are not used to and take in all that beautiful scenario.
  5. Very high caloric burn
    Because it works on a moving surface (water), paddling demands of the practitioner, a work of constant balance. Even the beginning person or the most experienced person has to keep the legs and abdomen contracted for the maintenance of balance. I clarify, that it is not difficult to stand, but there is a work of the whole body, feet, legs, abdomen, arms. It helps you get rid of those unwanted calories in a very easy way.
  6. SUP helps with a faster recovery from injuries
    SUP is recommended for strengthening ankles, knees, as there is no impact, however, the ankle musculature, and knees are required permanently, since it happens on a moving surface.
  7. Contact with nature
    Stand up paddle allows for direct contact with nature. In lakes, dams and rivers it is a contemplative sport, and demands ecological awareness. Practicing SUP in rivers is exciting, but would be much cooler if there were cleaner rivers for rowing. Hence the awakening to the preservation of the nature.
  8. Very low fixed cost
    After the acquisition of a SUP board, there is no fixed maintenance. One constant complaint from rich people that have boats or horses, is the expensive maintenance of their sporting practice. Not that it’s not worth the money, but the SUP is a sport of low fixed cost, and such fact should count as a positive point for the practice of the sport.
  9. Can be practiced on several levels
    SUPing is similar to surfing, but the beginning is immediate. People are successful in practicing on the first day. You do not have to be an athlete, or a professional. A lot of people dream about surfing however, 90% of people give up at the beginning. It is a difficult sport to be practiced at first because it takes a long time to catch the first wave. Similarly, surfing is not like riding a bike, because a month without physical activity, you (weekend surfer), might not catch waves.
NSW cops in Australia on Inflatable Paddle Boards

NSW cops in Australia on Inflatable Paddle Boards

The Inertia has published a picture that shows Australias NSW police force on Inflatable Paddle Boards. The picture had been posted on their Facebook page. The photo appeared on the New South Wales Police Force Facebook page a few days ago with “Heading to work […]