Have you caught the Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) BUG? If you are like many others around the world that have joined or are thinking of joining what has been called the fastest growing water sport on earth. Then you may be asking yourself, “what type of board should I get?” or maybe you are so new to the sport that your not sure what types of boards there are and more importantly what type of SUP would be right for your intentions. Are you going to be surfing on ocean waves, taking a stroll on your local lake, or hitting the mild whitewater rapids on the Colorado River. Choosing the right stand up paddle board based on the types of conditions you will be subjected to, is one of the most important questions that need to be answered before you purchase your new board.
When determining what type of board you will be best fit for, the first thing to consider is your own athletic abilities and characteristics. Let’s be honest with ourselves, If you are over weight and out of shape, then it is highly unlikely you will be capable of surfing the big waves or riding the rapids on the river. However, there is some good news for you, paddling on a calm lake can be one of the best ways to get into shape. in fact, one of the biggest reasons this sport has become so popular is it’s amazing full body workout benefits. So, walk before you run, or in this case paddle before you shoot the curl.
The Aquaglide Impulse SUP features SunTec II with a durable epoxy composite surface that makes it ideal for emerging recreational paddlers and frequent users. A lightweight EPS core is reinforced with wood stringers and hand-laminated with fiberglass for stiffness, durability and torsional rigidity. Stiff, stable and responsive, the Aquaglide Impulse SUP also has a Diamond-cut PE deck pad for comfortable traction underway. Can it get any better?! Oh wait it totally can. Comes complete with a rigid US fin and deck inserts for gear stowage.
The Aquaglide Cascade Touring SUP is the inflatable line of SUPs for those who need an alternative to full-sized epoxy boards. The Cascade Touring SUP is soft and forgiving, so you can bounce these boards off rocks, boats, car-tops and elbows, and no-one gets hurt. Easily deflate and roll up into their own bag making them ideal for transport in the car, boat or as airline luggage. Designed for optimal paddling performance, it is built with additional reinforcement layers plus integrated Powerstrip stiffening plate. Durable enough for whitewater use, and compact enough to take anywhere! The exclusive Aquaglide fin system integrates a stiff, efficient foil with convenient quick release.
Designed as an all-round performer for light weight riders (under 140lbs/65kg)
This SUP is also suited as a performance surf SUP to medium weight riders (up to 180lbs/80kg) The balanced rocker profile, smooth outline and progressive bottom contours lend themselves to surf performance without sacrificing flatwater glide
A fully convertible 2+1 FCS fin configuration allows the rider to optimize performance by matching fin selection for either surf or flatwater conditions
The 10'6" Ace-Tec SUP is designed as an all-round performer for riders up to 180lbs/80kg and as a performance surf SUP for riders up to 220lbs/100kg
It features even volume distribution, confidence-inspiring width and a refined ocker profile for surf performance as well as flatwater glide
This is a highly versatile SUP suitable for a wide range of conditions
The 11'6" Ace-Tec SUP is an ideal all-around SUP for novice riders up to 260lbs/120kg and will perform in the surf zone for more advanced paddlers up to 300lbs. Its substantial volume and width offer excellent lateral stability without compromising performance.
Keeled nose - Enhanced tracking and increased glide for fun cruising and exploring
Full rail-to-rail volume - Enhanced stability, maximum use of the entire deck and a dry ride. Attachment points - Six deck attachment points for securing gear and easy transport. Flat deck - Perfect for family fun, cruising, fitness and yoga
Full deck pad (Platinum version only) - Maximizes use of entire deck for fitness, yoga and family fun.