John Concrane December 26, 2019

A few tricks to correctly use the stand up inflatable paddle board. Even if your home doesn’t have much space for inflatable SUP storage, an iSUP can be packed into it’s roller backpack that fits just about anywhere from the trunk of your car to your closet shelf. It’s OK to store your SUP inflated. Many paddlers wonder; is it ok to leave an inflatable paddleboard inflated? OR, how long can I leave an inflatable SUP inflated? As long as it’s out of direct sunlight, you can leave your iSUP inflated indefinitely. There are a few points to remember. Resist the temptation to stack things or place heavy objects on it. Over time, storing heavy objects on your board could cause a divot or impact the rocker of your board. Also, if you’re storing your board inflated for the long-term, it’s best to release a few PSI just in case your storage area gets too warm. That helps to prevent any damage to the board from the air inside expanding beyond the desired PSI.

10’ – 10’6” length boards are great for novice and intermediate riders up to 200 lbs. Boards this length tend to have a displacement of 170-190 liters, and will be very stable for people in this weight class. Heavier people can ride this board, but it will be less stable. 11’ – 11’6” length boards are great for novice and intermediate riders up to 220-230lbs. Boards this length tend to have a displacement of 205-225 liters, and will be very stable for people in this weight class. Heavier people can ride this board, but it will be less stable. If you are a novice rider, and weigh more than 250 lbs, you don’t necessarily need a longer board; you just need one with more displacement. Look for one that is wider than the standard 32” width.

Back. As you balance on your board, although your legs are doing the work, your back will be supporting you too. Similarly as you move your shoulders to paddle, your back will be moving with them and this will slowly strengthen your back as a whole. Core and abdomen. You use your core to paddle the SUP and this includes your abdomen. Every stroke you make, if you’re doing it right, will contract your abdominal muscles. Balancing also uses your abdomen so it won’t be long before you feel stronger and look leaner.

Easily Transportable and Versatile: Easily transportable due to its lightweight, the easy to inflate paddle board rolls up to a compact size and fits in your backpack or car trunk. You do not need a car / SUV roof rack to haul it. It is your go-to companion for fishing, yoga, and other adventures on lakes, rivers, and oceans. Meant for men, women, teenagers, and kids seeking to have fun in the water. Premium Quality Inflatable Stand up Paddle board: Made from quality material that surpasses military-grade PVC, the inflatable paddle board with handle offers the rigidity of hardboard with all the cool benefits of an ISUP. It has a bungee system of D-Rings and strong bungee cords, which help you pack a small haul.

An extra inflatable stand up paddle board advice: Make sure your paddle is the right way: We’ve all done it because it seems right at the time. You want the paddle to scoop the water as you try to balance and paddle without falling in. However, as we all eventually find out, the paddle goes the other way as it works more effectively when in the standing position and also results in a smoother paddle stroke and less stress on your shoulders and elbows. As the shaft is the leading edge you pull the blade through the water in a slightly trailing position which aids blade stability and as you perform the SUP stroke, the blade is vertical providing the best angle through the middle of the stroke for the most power.