Here at SUP Inflatables we have made life as easy as possible by separating all of the Inflatable SUPs that we stock into clear catagories. Each of these types of board have their own characteristics and some will suit you more than others, so read on to narrow down which inflatable SUP is right for you.
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- Characteristics -
Once you've narrowed down what type of paddleboard you're after, you will find that there are other options that can affect how a board handles. Getting to grips with how length and width effect the characteristics of a SUP is vital to understanding how they differ and choosing the best option for you, based on your weight and skill level and the sort of paddling you'll mostly be doing.
Choose your board baring in mind how the length and width will be determining factors in the performance characteristics of your Inflatable SUP.
Length Length will have a great effect on glide/speed and turning. Longer boards will be faster but slower to turn. A longer board will be slightly more stable as there is more volume front to back, however width has the greatest effect on stability.
Width will have the greatest effect on stability... wider boards being more stable. A wider board will have slightly less glide/speed.
One more thing to consider when choosing your Inflatable SUP is the thickness of the board. There is a lot of rubbish about thickness out there on the internet from POP up brands buying the cheapest materials they can. Each thickness option has it's advantages which we have outlined here, but for full details on board thickness click the link below - Allround review - where the 1st paragraph goes into detail about thickness.
+ Less expensive
+ RED paddle co can use it with RSS Batterns
- It's bendy for anyone over 57kg
- Normally used by budget SUPs as a cheap
+ Excels in all round conditions
+ Suits all riders up to 100kg to 120kg
+ The material your all round SUP should be
+ Best suits Touring boards
+ Used in some allround boards
+ Suits heavier riders in 10'8 all round sizes