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  Flat water SUP
  Posted by: lckcpaddler2 on Aug-23-13 12:00 PM (EST)

What is the best flat water SUP? I am looking at possibly getting this one: and wanted to see if anyone on here would recommend it for the flat water or if it should strictly stay in the ocean..

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  Go long
  Posted by: Marshall on Aug-23-13 4:24 PM (EST)
If you're going to be primarily on flat water go with a 14' board if you're 165lbs.+. Definitely more glide per paddle stroke with the longer waterline. Looking for a home for my Tahoe Zephyr 14' Ivory board if your in the vicinity.

See you on the water,
The River Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
  You got the right idea,
  Posted by: mickjetblue on Aug-23-13 7:16 PM (EST)
as the bow should be somewhat sharp for flat water.
When you are paddling into a chop a regular rounded bow with go Thump! with each chop.
  Do Canoe-SUP for Flatwater
  Posted by: JeffOYB on Sep-16-13 11:14 AM (EST)
If there isn't wind or waves then your fastest, easiest, best SUP option is to use a canoe. They're already optimized for glide. And cargo. And passengers. Or go C1. Whatever your druthers. The only benefit of a SUP *board* is for surfing and its low windage. Otherwise all benefits -- and they are major -- go to the canoe.

And if you ever encounter shallow water, use a pole. 12' x 1" tempered aluminum. (I'm the only widely available producer, $50, see my site
  Posted by: Marshall on Dec-24-13 5:34 PM (EST)
You are right on with the canoe route. My wife and Karen Knight have been working on Freestyle Canoeing ala stand up which of course acronymizes into F-SUC. Now if someone wants to do some ocean paddling this way then that can be submitted to the ACA as O-SUC.

ya'know this could go on.

Seeyou on the water,
TheRiver Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
  SUP - Flat Water Boards
  Posted by: flwaters on Dec-23-13 9:12 PM (EST)
I actually use my old Bic sailboard for a paddleboard. It's wide, stable and hasn't cost me any extra money.
  Posted by: riversurfer on Jun-20-14 9:53 AM (EST)
If you want something that is easy to transport and big you wight wanna check out this:


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