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Old 08-12-2009   #1
 
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SUP`s whats the most reasonable

which brand is best- ?
Best price for quality?
or best deal

have heard good things about the Kona- and the uli

I appreciate the input!
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Yes, this is pure SPAM but for 2010 Ocean Kayak will have a roto molded SUP that will retail for $599.

A few advantages will be that it is cheap, the plastic will take the hits on the river, and it has a displacement hull which tracks well on the river.
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I have only paddled the Kona inflatable, which is an affordable entry level model but really dig it! It has been taking hits on the lower Taylor with no damage and seems to perform relatively well both in whitewater and on the lake. The skags have hit rocks too and not broken and are easy to remove or replace if needed.
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Old 08-12-2009   #4
 
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Sevylor/Kona's are sweet for the price. Uli's are awesome as well.
C4 Waterman has a pretty sweet soft top that's around the same price as the Kona's. .
Both LiquidLogic and Jackson have rotomolded SUPs coming next spring as well.
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Thanks everybody, i am going to rent one this weekend , and if its a blast as mentioned buy one! I appreciate the feedback
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and it has a displacement hull which tracks well on the river.
I can't imagine EVER wanting a displacement hull on a River Blade. The whole point is surfing waves, why the hell would you want a displacement hull?

I have only tried one kind and it was the C4 Foam Board with Rubber Fins. I have beat them up pretty bad and it's still in great condition.
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crapordan,
It is nice to have because it actually tracks and you can hold a ferry angle for running rivers.

You are correct though on the surfing aspect of, it does surf a little but not like a surf board style.

It is also half the price of the other boards on the market at $600.
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Thanks everybody, i am going to rent one this weekend , and if its a blast as mentioned buy one! I appreciate the feedback
Kendo,

I teach SUP lessons and I have a grip of Werner paddles that you can try. You can take an Advantage glass paddle or a Carbon Nitro for a test drive today! If you like these paddles I can get you one on special order ASAP.

Besides this, I would love to just get on the water with you. Lets do so SUP!

PRKCJamie (not Becky)

If you are interested give me a call at the Poudre River Kayak & Canoe shop. 970-672-1227.
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We have the C4 Foam Boards for our rentals and River Adventures. Best board for the money right now.

All of the Roto molded boards we have seen have been really heavy and don't feel like you are on a Surf Board, but rather standing up on a sit-on-top kayak.

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They are getting tougher to find, but the Surftech Blacktip has been my favorite downriver board so far. For actual surfing, the C4 Waterman C-MAC ATB is sweet, and pretty versatile. But it's expensive and gets all dinged up on the rocks. If you can wait a while, Surftech just developed a prototype for its new river SUP board: a 9'6" soft top with a shedding bow, 30 inches wide underfoot. It looks sick but is still being tested. For what it's worth, I paddled the C4 softy and found it seriously lacking compared to others I've used on the river. Fine for flat water, but edgy and a dog on the wave.
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