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    SUP?

    The Waterman banner ad up there ^^^ got me thinking. I'm in an absolutely perfect place for it right now (two rivers come together to form a big harbor with all kinds of marshland and little islands all over the place, all enclosed by a barrier beach with decent waves from time to time) and I'll be spending a lot of time here going forward and I was thinking maybe I should pick a board up.

    Anybody into this? Any tips, etc.? How much should I pay for a board? What are good brands?

    And so on.

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    I live sort of near you- northern VA. I got one in 2008, freakin amazing workout. If I do it for a day, I feel worked as shit for the next 2. If you want to look at em in the DC area I'd go to REI, they had a few last time I was there.

    I got the 11'3" pictured on this page- it has built in traction on the top and padded rails.
    http://www.surfingsports.com/aquaglide.asp

    It's really durable. If I had to do it over, I'd get a Naish or Jimmy Lewis.

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    We've tried it on the rivers here. I could see it being cool for something like that. I'm sure the balance aspect of it couldn't hurt your skiing too.

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    dead to me fredo, dead

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    I really shouldn't have to tell you... Surf forum!

    In all seriousness, if you have the means, it can be a really cool way to dick around in a new environment. Go used, if possible. However, the learning curve is steep for a brief period. Like a day. So don't be afraid to get yourself in over your head with the purchase of a new toy. You can always justify it as an investment in fitness.

    You may also need to invest in a water-proof fanny pack, as the sport is quite weed friendly. Nay, SUP demands stoned participants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    dead to me fredo, dead
    Dude I didn't do it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
    Did you just whip that up? That's pretty outstanding.

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    Yea, right. I hurt my self using a Lite-Brite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BraddA View Post
    ...it can be a really cool way to dick around in a new environment.
    What I was kinda thinking. Not so pumped about the fitness aspect, more about the stoned-checking-shit-out part.

    So don't be afraid to get yourself in over your head with the purchase of a new toy.
    Dude you don't know me. GO BIG EARLY is my motto. Yes I've regretted it a few times.

    You may also need to invest in a water-proof fanny pack, as the sport is quite weed friendly. Nay, SUP demands stoned participants!
    See, this is news you can use. Thank you. But a fanny pack?!? Not happening.

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    I've dicked around on one for a few hours. The novelty aspect wears off pretty quick and then you're stuck wishing you were in a kayak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Dude you don't know me. GO BIG EARLY is my motto. Yes I've regretted it a few times.
    I'm beginning to think Iceman might have impregnated my mother in jeans.
    Last edited by brice618; 12-07-2011 at 07:31 PM. Reason: Drinking early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geomorph View Post
    I've dicked around on one for a few hours. The novelty aspect wears off pretty quick and then you're stuck wishing you were in a kayak.
    huh. Actually I can see that happening maybe. I'll make sure to spend some time renting or whatever before I pull the trigger thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brice618 View Post
    I'm beginning to think Iceman might have impregnated my mother in jeans.
    Is she from North America? If so it's possible. You never know.

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    A kayak is much better, There are places for beer and stuff. And, you're sitting down.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Dude I didn't do it yet.
    So this is like staring at the well hung man in the locker room wondering what it'd be like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    So this is like staring at the well hung man in the locker room wondering what it'd be like?
    Sounds like you've been there. Let me tell you what its like: great.

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    Whoa. weird.

    Let's do some livin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by BraddA View Post
    Sounds like you've been there. Let me tell you what its like: great.
    I mean, if they're REALLY hung, come on. No brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Whoa. weird.
    Lighten up Francis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BraddA View Post
    Sounds like you've been there. Let me tell you what its like:...
    I do have to throw a flag on this post, though. If he's already been there, why do you need to tell him what it's like?

    iceman: supporting humor that makes sense since a long time ago.

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    Just get one of these










    try not to drown

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    iceman: supporting humor that makes sense since a long time ago.
    get him!

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    supn just looks to me like a good way to make selfpropeled travel on the water colder/wetter/more uncomfortable/harder than it needs to be

    http://valhallasmithers.com/index.ph.../tag/norm+hann

    Norm Hahn did a 385 km SUP to bring bring awareness to tankers on the BC coast ... Brian his support guy had never been in a kayak

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo View Post
    Just get one of these










    try not to drown
    Whoa. weird.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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