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Locale: SW/C PA
What's the deal with SUPs on 07/14/2013 12:43:42 MDT Print View

I don't get it. They seem as heavy as a typical hard shell kayak without any enclosed storage to make them useful for trips. I guess you could strap a drybag to it. Doesn't seem like you surf with them. What do people use them for?

Here's one I picked at random in case you're unfamiliar: http://www.backcountry.com/boardworks-shubu-inflatable-paddle-board

Jake D
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Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: What's the deal with SUPs on 07/16/2013 06:19:29 MDT Print View

It has been around for a long time in Hawaii.. i would guess they used their normal long boards and you can go a lot further using a paddle than paddling with your arms.

for modern version it is a different workout than kayaking.. more full body than just shoulders and a lot more balance involved. not really built or marketed for transportation/packing more like the windsurfer fad of the 80-90s.

Dave T
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SUP Mississippi on 07/16/2013 06:59:07 MDT Print View

An example of a "thru-SUP":
http://www.davecornthwaite.com/#/sup-mississippi-river/4572430095