This SUP is the perfect, stable platform for kids, boys, girls, beginners and women. Super light weight Aluminum Stringer System. Easy to ride and p ...
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| Submitted by: hardbootsnowboarder on 2012-09-05
Summary: I was an absolute beginner to SUP. I rented a Big Earl several times. I rented a couple of different lengths of Liquid Shredders several times. Affordability was a major issue in my purchase decision. Stability was a factor. Versatility was big. The Beamer is perfect for where and how I paddle. I take mine to Lake Como about 3 evenings each week for a solo paddle. I can paddle it the 3 mile length of the lake in under an hour. The Beamer handles flat water. When the wind kicks up the waves - especially on Painted Rocks Lake - I really can surf on the Beamer. I can't wait to try this in the ocean.
Pros: I really like the stability. I like the maneuverability. I like that I can really get a great workout on it.
Cons: It doesn't glide.
Usage: I paddle the same lake several times a week - for the exercise, for the serenity, for the beauty. I tour on this board. I can only surf when the wind really whips up the waves. I have paddled some stretches of the Bitterroot River, both up and down. The Beamer works great for river touring. I have taken several teens who have no experience with SUP and they have all been able to ride the Beamer. Every time I have this board out - I get lots of compliments and questions. I have a red Beamer for myself and a yellow Beamer for my fiance'. While this is not a race board - we both love our Beamers. We have mounted a GoPro HD on the nose of the board and captured some great pix and made some really beautiful vids.