Inflatable SUP Technical Info
The Facts On SUP Boards And Gear
In this section of the site, we discuss information related to inflatable SUP boards and gear in general. We look at the factors to consider when choosing an inflatable SUP board and gear, explain board stability as a function of dimensional factors (Board Stability Ratio), and compare Inflatable and Hard SUPs from a technical perspective.
This article discusses in detail the process of choosing the best inflatable SUP for YOU. We put you on the right path to selecting the right board. STEP 1. Ignore every single top 10 list you read.
Finding the SUP right paddle is completely worth it and will dynamically change your paddling sessions for the better. - We look at what makes a great SUP paddle and what to watch out for!
Rocker is the slight curve toward the nose of the board. It's often misunderstood for its function and effect but we set the record straight and guide you through the technical details.
Many cheaper board companies perpetuate a myth of thickness = stability. This is wrong and disingenuous. Read the truth regarding board stability and the facts about inflatable board rigidity.
INFLATABLE VS HARD SUPs – A TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVE
So how far has high end SUP technology come? We dispel the myths of an outdated argument and look at the current state of of inflatable SUP design in 2019. COMING SOON!
The guide on what all the jargon means. Compare apples to apples across SUP technologies and get a better understanding of SUP construction and material concepts in the inflatable SUP industry sans the marketing hype.
The guide on getting the right gear for the right conditions.
An overview of the different types of SUP leash and their applications. Know the differences and which one you really need.
Choosing the right safety equipment for YOUR water environment and uses is of the utmost importance to any paddler. We discuss the options that apply specifically to stand up paddle boarding and the pros and cons of each.
A quick primer on manual technique for SUP inflation. We detail several tips to follow to get the most out of each paddling session.