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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,
Marshall
The River Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
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  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
 
 
  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.
 

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