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    Quote Originally Posted by F#*k You Cat View Post
    Been paddling out at the marina during shark week. Me thinks I'll be fine. Just a hunch that the landlord is far far away.



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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    Oh and I ment to call ya
    Sups in the truck
    With the shuttle hardtail on the back
    Work in 4-10
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    Probs put in 4500ish
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    Been out 3x per week since mid July.

    Paddle upstream for an hour and cruise back down. I can already feel strengthening in my core. Lower legs feel great after a session, similar to several laps in soft chop.

    My favorite thing about the sup is the perspective it provides, looking down into the water instead of across the surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    My favorite thing about the sup is the perspective it provides, looking down into the water instead of across the surface.
    Agreed, took ours to lake Powell, so cool watching fish darting around in the rocks and stuff. Wife likes the kayak better, but I can't sit down that long, kills my back. The SUP allows me to move around and stretch more. Her kayak is better for carrying the beers though.


    Funny how this thread is so positive. I remember another SUP thread from a few years back where everyone was shitting on SUPs and how dumb they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    i guess 3 is a quiver
    the be nanna one still needs a couple hours of patching
    the bumper nose is fucked
    i did buy a new boardworks kevlar paddle
    then forget and proceed to crack a pooper in the skull with it
    no damage to either but im sure that carp saw a few stars if not a solar system
    as far as white water
    well yeah
    a skilled tribesman can send any arrow downrange or river
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    Quite true, but life doesnít always have to be a battle. I can ski my 80ís in powder, but I have more fun with something wider.
    2 boards lest not a quiver make or whatnots.

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    Not my video, but was at about the flow we ran it. Something a little shorter with some rocker will help keep the nose up a little better. It was a 14 mile run and working most of the time, so yeah, I’ll take a little help at this stage.

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    my wife picked up a SUP in spring, been on the local lake a ton and loves it. last week while camping I finally jumped on it and dam if I did not have fun. even caught a nice lake trout spin casting off of it.

    now I am in the market, need to research some more but know I want inflatable with removable fin and enough space for cooler and fishing gear.

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    not a ww sup paddler but as a long time WW kayaker I have observed cuz the sups have paddled at the local play wave for a number of yeasr so I have watched a lot of them swim and the good guys ride

    there is a huge fucking difference in a WW board they are shorter/ wider/ thicker for more flotation/ way more rocker

    the smart guys wear knee pads/ elbow pads/ helmet and a dry suit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    Agreed, took ours to lake Powell, so cool watching fish darting around in the rocks and stuff. Wife likes the kayak better, but I can't sit down that long, kills my back. The SUP allows me to move around and stretch more. Her kayak is better for carrying the beers though.


    Funny how this thread is so positive. I remember another SUP thread from a few years back where everyone was shitting on SUPs and how dumb they were.
    I'll be bringing mine to the desert this fall. Looking forward to some flatwater and red rocks.

    My first SUP experience was on a cheap inflatable that couldn't keep my feet out of the water. After that I was not a fan of SUPs at all.

    It wasn't until this year that I had several chances to ride quality inflatable and a few hard boards that I discovered how stable and buoyant a good SUP really is. I've wanted a packable watercraft for a while, and for a guy that doesn't do whitewater, the SUP is the most convenient solution IMHO.
    Last edited by jackattack; 08-14-2020 at 12:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    not a ww sup paddler but as a long time WW kayaker I have observed cuz the sups have paddled at the local play wave for a number of yeasr so I have watched a lot of them swim and the good guys ride

    there is a huge fucking difference in a WW board they are shorter/ wider/ thicker for more flotation/ way more rocker

    the smart guys wear knee pads/ elbow pads/ helmet and a dry suit
    Pads/helmet are a must. I have a dry suit, just haven’t really used but I should have had or hydroskins. Even though it’s hot as fuck outside, spend enough time in some waters and you can get hypothermic.

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    So appreciate all the tips it really helped. Went out to lost creek and stood up and went about 500 yards on first try. Then ate crap on 2nd try. Classic

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    Kinda like sliding on snow for the first time. Spend some time and the balance will become more unconscious like a groomer.

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    Mighty Meykong a pre TR

    Trip report coming as soon as I can get my photos to load correctly.
    Paddled down the Nam Ou river in Norther Laos and then did the Meykong River from Chian Khong Thailand to Luang Prabang. About 500 kms total.
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    ^^^ dam BD... yeah, im interested in a TR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    ^^^ dam BD... yeah, im interested in a TR.
    +1

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    Hell ya. I would love to tour a river in a foreign land. A friendly one of course.

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    Mighty Meykong a pre TR

    First leg of the Journey
    Vancouver to Hanoi via Hong Kong
    Bought the Honda Dream scooter in Hanoi and rode it to Ngong Khiaw via Na Meo border crossing.
    Zoom in on a google map from Sam Nuea via route 1c to get a sense of how windy the roads are.
    Insane !
    From Ngong Khiaw to Ban Sopchem by boat to start my paddling down the Nam Ou to Luang Prabang.

    Photo TR to come shortly.


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    recs for lightweight paddle? carbon or ??? Christmas gift for the wife

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    Carbon fixed shaft - cut to length and glue the handle in place to get to the proper total height. Anything adjustable adds weight and points of failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soul_skier View Post
    Carbon fixed shaft - cut to length and glue the handle in place to get to the proper total height. Anything adjustable adds weight and points of failure.
    ^ This works great if you don't have the need to pack it up and travel.

    Otherwise, I've got a 3 piece carbon shaft from Hala that is super light and packable, while still really stiff for paddling. It's nice to be able to break it down for trips and winter storage.

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    thanks. 3 piece sounds appealing for storage and travel, will check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    thanks. 3 piece sounds appealing for storage and travel, will check them out.
    This is the one that came with my paddleboard that I bought in May, and it's awesome: https://www.irockersup.com/all/irocker-paddle/
    I lent this to a friend who was in the market for a new paddle recently, and he loves it. I have a lighter race paddle because I've outgrown that paddle. But it was great for everything including longer 10-12 mile paddles on my iSUP.
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    PS I'm laughing at how someone said this thread is way more positive than previous threads on SUPs where people were shitting on SUPs. It's all what you make of it. I outgrew my iSUP 3 months after I bought my first one and now have a solid 14' SIC Bullet which is the most fun thing ever in windy waves. People can make fun of SUPs all they want (and I've seen some hilarious posts), but if you really get into it, it's freaking amazing how far you can go!
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