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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..

http://www.kayaktrader.com/404-monster-sup-green-126/

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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,
Marshall
The River Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
www.the-river-connection.com
hudsonriverpaddler.org
 
 
  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 http://outyourbackdoor.com.)
 
 
  SUC
  Posted by: Marshall on Dec-24-13 5:34 PM (EST)
Jeff,
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,
Marshall
TheRiver Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
www.the-river -connection.com
hudsonriverpaddler.org
 
 
  I wonder if you have actually ...
  Posted by: Kocho on Sep-01-14 3:23 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Sep-01-14 3:26 PM EST --

... paddled a SUP. When standing in a canoe, lifting the paddle up to go over from side to side is a lot less comfortable compared to lifting it over a low-profile SUP.

Without a fin, you will need a well-tracking canoe, which will make It a pain to turn - unlike a SUP, you can't easily walk the length of the canoe to change your center of gravity to help with turns and trim on a wave (you'll trip on the seats, cross-bars, and other stuff that is usually inside a canoe).

Not to mention what happens when you fall off the canoe and need to get back in...

Sure, a canoe or a sit on top kayak will float you standing up just fine. And offer a nice alternative to sitting down. But, both will be heavier and less comfortable to paddle standing than a purpose-built SUP. Yes, you can carry more passengers and cargo in a canoe or sit on top kayak, but that argument is bogus, as most people who take on a SUP do it so they have *less* stuff to carry.

 
 
  Canoe great for SUP!
  Posted by: JeffOYB on Sep-11-14 7:07 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Sep-11-14 7:09 AM EST --

>When standing in a canoe, lifting the paddle up to go over from side to side is a lot less comfortable compared to lifting it over a low-profile SUP.

*? No different than lifting paddle when using a canoe seated. That is, no bother at all. Try SUPing a canoe sometime to see that your complaints about it are off!

>Without a fin, you will need a well-tracking canoe, which will make It a pain to turn - unlike a SUP, you can't easily walk the length of the canoe to change your center of gravity to help with turns and trim on a wave

*You can move around a few feet easily in a canoe. I don't see SUPers moving around more than a few feet. Without a fin I can paddle shallows. I posted before that canoe-SUP maybe isn't a great wave-sport. ...Neither is hardly any of the Great Lakes SUP I've seen. Canoe-SUP is great flatwater river sport -- my experience with it thus far. We have thousands of miles of flatwater river around here. Our big lakes are at the farthest points from here. Here being inland mid-Michigan. My nice-tracking canoe turns when standing easier than when sitting. Have you canoed? But it turns just fine either way. Leaning helps, turn strokes, etc.


>Not to mention what happens when you fall off the canoe and need to get back in...

*Deepwater wet re-entry is a canoe skill. Shallow action like I'm doing means just stepping back into the boat.

>Sure, a canoe or a sit on top kayak will float you standing up just fine. And offer a nice alternative to sitting down. But, both will be heavier and less comfortable to paddle standing than a purpose-built SUP.

*My 28-lb solo canoe is nice and light. It's very comfy to paddle standing.

>Yes, you can carry more passengers and cargo in a canoe or sit on top kayak, but that argument is bogus, as most people who take on a SUP do it so they have *less* stuff to carry.

*Many people like to carry some stuff. I always carry short paddle, long paddle, canoe-pole -- I like to change how I'm going. Nice to easily stow it all. Passengers or tandem partners are common. Canoes make it really easy and dry. Tandem SUP -- now THAT's fun!

 
 
  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.
 
 
  SUP
  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: http://www.supriversurfer.com/tower-xplorer-stand-up-paddle-board-review/
 
 
  I have also
  Posted by: mickjetblue on Aug-28-14 7:34 AM (EST)
used my SUP paddle while standing in a couple of canoes, being a 17' aluminum and a 14' kevlar Fisherman.
The results were very favorable.

I used gorilla tape to attach a 15" x 2" piece of plastic C channel to the rear hull of the Fisherman for a fin. Works great, and I take it off for transport.

A canoe enables a passenger to come along for the SUP ride.

The board is still its unique experience.
 

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