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  Posted by: angstrom on May-22-12 9:13 AM (EST)

Lots to learn....

The demo was on dead flat water, so now I'd like to try a few on typical inland lake chop. I'm wondering if the surf-oriented boards will slap annoyingly on the small stuff, and if the displacement bords will cut through it.

How do the Tahoe boards do in chop?

I was thinking that "if I got better, this could be really fun going downwind when we get some waves", but then thought about the pain of going upwind with your whole body acting as a sail. Sitting seems like a useful option, but the SOT/SUP hybrids I've seen haven't impressed me.

I've seen the flush anchor points on boards for attaching gear. Now the waveski guys may have already done this, but it seems that you could set up a board to attach a backband and some sort of foot stirrups and/or thigh straps and still have a flush deck. That gear and a breakdown double-bladed paddle could easily fit in a mesh bag on the foredeck.

Going to try a guided SUP river tour this weekend. Should be educational....

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