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Offline Biljamin

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Inflatable SUP
« on: April 28, 2015, 10:16:38 AM »
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  • OK, so my wife wants a paddle board. She surfs a little but loves paddle boarding.


    Definitely do not have room for that kind of boat. Has anyone tried the inflatable SUPs? They look solid. I don't know anything about them.


    Was thinking about stopping by Boarders and seeing what Steve has.




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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 01:13:41 PM »
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  • There are a couple of inflatable standup paddleboards at Aegir Surfshop in Dumbo. They deflate and fold to about the size of a suitcase I think.

    Personally, I'd try to steer her more towards a fish or beater or some other small fun shape, but it sounds like maybe she just likes paddling around and not so much catching waves... (Maybe build her a gondola?)

    Anyway, as long as she's not trying to be Laird Hamilton and surf SUP in Chopes or anything, an inflatable should be very well equipped.

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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 01:19:25 PM »
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  • thanks thanks_table


    yeah, she wants to take it out in the sound too when we are out in LI. I'll check out the shop in Dumbo and see what they say.


    She's already got a 8ft softtop that she digs, but she would get more use out of a SUP

    Offline jscottk

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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 01:27:13 PM »
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  • tried one
    as a flat water cruiser they work, not great, not a lot of speed, bad if it gets windy...but if it gets people out into nature Thats fine
    Costco had some cheap one online I believe.


    Inflate able as a surf craft in waves... nope, pretty crappy.


    We use to have 5 boards (2 longboards) in a 650 ft square EV apartment on the fourth floor.
    You might be surprised as to what fits and doesn't fit ...


    You might want to look at short and stubby Simms SUPs, haven't tried one yet but I have scene old men with huge guts, stick like legs and zero skills paddle them into waves.. SO I assume they work well.  ;D
    ..Whore it to death then sell the corpse on Craigslist... (used to be Ebay but eff Ebay and Paypal)

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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 02:05:46 PM »
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  • Thinking about getting a SUP for paddling/fitness, what's a shop with a good selection? @jscottk or others?
    it's 6AM, have you seen a donkey?

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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 02:08:05 PM »
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  • Those SIMM SUPs are rad. That's what I read about the inflatable ones being bad in windy conditions. I guess that's the tradeoff.



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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 02:13:24 PM »
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  • Im going to guess your going to going supping in warm weather aka summer
    so the winds kick in everyday in the summer around 12
    Winds here on the east coast are a real issue..


    Go Simms SUP if your going to surf..
    Get a real distance board if your going cruising..
    ..Whore it to death then sell the corpse on Craigslist... (used to be Ebay but eff Ebay and Paypal)

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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 02:44:21 PM »
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  • I'm gonna have my wife talk to the guys at the shop - that always helps. She's never going to take it into a wave (even though I really wanna push her towards the Simms :)


    Mostly for the bays and occasional beach outing when the winds are super calm early morning. There's also some cheap ones on Amazon that get some good reviews, but worried about how well they are made.


    http://www.amazon.com/Tower-Paddle-Boards-Adventurer-Inflatable/dp/B007VP6RA4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430246393&sr=8-1&keywords=inflatable+sup


    At least you can use it to put up sheetrock on the ceiling

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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 10:52:25 PM »
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  • That is funny, biljamin

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    Re: Inflatable SUP
    « Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 04:22:40 PM »
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  • i got a race-shaped 12'6 inflatable so i could train while we're in Ecuador. thing is great and was less than $500 on amazon. actually managed a decent pace (i thought it was going to be super slow). downside is it's heavy to haul around when it's inflated just because it's so cumbersome. but, you just deflate and it's not so bad. weighs probably 2x what a normal race board weighs. i thought it was a blast. mini-supsquatch style coming in and out of the beach break.