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Old 05-02-2020, 07:06 AM
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So my wife mentioned she would like a coUple SUP

i know jack about them. I see inflatables and hard boards. 10’-12’

we live on a bay. Whats the deal with inflatables? Are they flimsy? What brands are poor quality? What size is best for just lollygagging around.

Most folks are listing used hard boards for about 500. Seems pricey
Old 05-19-2020, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by sabanist View Post
So my wife mentioned she would like a coUple SUP

i know jack about them. I see inflatables and hard boards. 10’-12’

we live on a bay. Whats the deal with inflatables? Are they flimsy? What brands are poor quality? What size is best for just lollygagging around.

Most folks are listing used hard boards for about 500. Seems pricey
When you say a "couple SUP", do you mean a SUP big enough for 2 people to use at the same time, or are you looking to purchase 2 SUP's?

If you're just starting out, probably best to go with an inflatable because they are so easy to travel with and don't take up much space when deflated. I've only used Bote inflatables but I heard Tower are good as well.

If you live near the water, beach, lake, etc. I'd check Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, Craigslist to see if some is selling a used one. If you buy new, right now the prices are a lot cheaper on all the brands, due to the economic slowdown from the pandemic.
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Get an inflatable. I got a Bote hard board and my wife an inflatable. She had an easy time carrying it around and placing it on the ground not worry about dings and scratches. I had to be extra careful and ended up making a few small repairs.

As for the ride, the inflatable is actually pretty good. Get an electric two stage pump. You need to get them to their max pressure but once there, they are quite rigid. If you want a good but inexpensive board, look up iSup. They are local to Florida (importing from China).

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