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Old 10-21-2008   #1
 
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SUP-Stand Up Paddling

Not sure if you have tried it yet, but man is it fun. We have been using them on lakes and rivers here in Colorado. What a great new sport. So much fun and quit easy.

Stand Up Paddling (aka.SUP) is the fastest growing on water sport our nation has seen. SUP is part paddling, part balancing, and part surfing. In small swells, you can easily paddle into and ride the waves without worrying about how to stand up and surf. You already are standing up. No waves, no problem.......................................
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Glad you like it dude
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Charlie brought one of those on westwater last weekend, everyone who got on it had a blast. Plus if its the same model as in the video, they roll up an were easily stored on the rafts - we didnt have the foot braces for the roll though, that looks sweet.
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Are these river SUP boards the same as the ocean boards, or are the ocean boards a traditional surf-board construction and the river boards inflatable?
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The ocean boards are stiffer and made of foam inner core and glass or other composite outer lay. They are like surfboards but wider and thicker so they are buoyant enough for one to stand on without sinking. People are also using these types on the rivers, but it needs to be deep enough that you will not hit bottom.

The inflatable boards, ULI and Kona are multi use and inflatable. Same technology as a raft floor. You can pump them to 15 PSI to make them ultra stiff.
http://www.coloradokayak.com/Uli-100-Steamroller-Stand-Up-Board


So you can use them on the river and bang them around without hurting them at all. And the skegs are a softer plastic that do not break.
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The above give you the basic idea of the inflatable technology.
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That looks really fun there are some cool inflatable toys nowadays.I have an Aire Force like the one Jeff Snyder strides in always wanted to rig it for striding.Laird Hamilton was going to use it on the Grand Canyon but said 'that thing turns too much' and went on a board of some sort.I always wanted to learn to surf ,used to do extreme body surfing,thought I was probably too old to learn board surfing but that looks like it would make it easier,you're already standing and have a paddle to brace with.It is not much more compact rolled up than the Force.I suppose surfing purists view it about like kayakers do duckies ,fuck 'em.


Other cool inflatables are those Alpaca craft that look like an oblong donut,tiny cockpit with raft sized tubes and a skirt they weigh like 6
lbs.[less?] are very compact and can handle whitewater,people have done class 5,you can pack them into remote areas easily.Wouldn't run anything bony or manky though.

There is some lay on inflatable sled with skegs and steering handles made of raft grade materials that you can take to some ski areas,looks fun.
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I have a friend starting a new company you guys should check out;

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