on the Paddlers Place Discussion Forum.
Not that it's very interesting.
An SUP fan on SOTP (UK) asked, what is there that one can do with a canoe that one *can't* do with a stand up paddleboard?
Immediately the answer came back, you can load a canoe with enough gear and food for weeks in the wilderness. You can load it with your family, your dog, and your picnic stuff. For that matter, you can pole it upstream, and you can keep standing and use a SUP paddle.
As for recreational kayaks, they are good for quick learning and easy use, but for anything serious, they kind of suck. I have an old ww kayak that is more comfortable, carries as much, is faster on lakes, and runs serious whitewater, and it puts rec kayaks totally in the shade. But, it does require more skill. Don't wanta hafta mess with that skill.
I've been on rivers and lakes since 1960, and I've never had any difficulty whatsoever understanding market trends and fads in personal paddlecraft.
Recreational Kayak Paddle
Touring Kayak Paddles
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