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Inflatable or hard? What SUP is best for you

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Shannon Holcomb
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can’t wait to get my first SUP. I want inflatable so I can pack it up and bus to the FL keys from Miami to enjoy it in the clear blue water 🙂

Philip Notphil Robbins
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Don’t care, just want to SUP.

Cape Town SUP
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Tried the inflatable and was suitably impressed. Admittedly still prefer the hard boards tho… 🙂

Ivan Cleak
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OLD are you geting stiff in the joints and missing waves on your long board are you standing up to slow then do what I did eight years ago go to a paddle board.

Stand Up Paddle & Longboard
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… am a SUP Surfer (Long SUP)… I have boards from 14″ to ´8’6″… racers, short fat, long thins and also air cushions… yes they have a place in the line-up… but if you surf you need a decent rail and inflatables don’t cut it… I have a 2012 inflatable in my quiver and it’s used ocassionaly.. The worse of my beginer’s boards surf better than the best inflatable I’ve used… the price is almost the same… if you want performance on waves, save your money and adjust your lifestyle. Change your compact car, convince the wife to let you… Read more »

Canary Green la Palma
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SUP is the best!!,.. hard board, please!..

Jake Tewn
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iSUP’s are getting more n more popular. They’re really smart for transport!

TheBestiSUP.com
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There are so many solid Inflatable SUP boards out there now, and the prices are almost lower than many hard boards.

HaleyH
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iSUPs are getting every bit as sophisticated as traditional boards are now. I agree, if you’re trying to win races you’re not going to do so with an inflatable but for pretty much everyone else, it’s hard not to like the idea of an iSUP due to their affordability, transportability, and durability. Personally, I like the ISLE iSUP but Tower does a nice one as well.

Inflatable Boarder
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I agree, Haley. Inflatables just keep getting better and better, and for the overwhelming majority of people, they are a far better choice.

Alan Phillips
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“Stand Up Paddle & Longboard” thank you so much, you hit the nail on the head for me. I surf SUP and am only investigating iSUP to get to an out of the way Indo island that takes 3 flights to get to. But if the iSUP don’t perform in the surf there’s no point.

Geoff James
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Geoff James

There are some great Inflatable boards out there, but unfortunately I haven’t found a brand that will survive in Darwin’s tropical climate for anytime even close to half the life of a hard board. I know I’m missing out on sales, but I want my customers to come back . So far we’ve tried 5 major brands and one minor one. We continue to hope someone will solve the glue problem and offer a board with a longer warranty, that we can sell with confidence.

Reuben Ellis

Doesn’t sound good! What sort of temperatures are you dealing with Geoff? Love to know more?
Thanks Reuben

Alex Smith
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I have used a wide range of inflatable paddle boards over the years, and I can certainly say that iSUP’s are just keep getting better and better. They’re really easy to transport and store which makes em a great choice for most people out there.

Reuben Ellis

Thanks for your comment Alex. It will be interesting to see where iSUPs will go in years to come.

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