Planning To Buy A Paddleboard? Here’s What To Keep In MindSUP(Stand Up Paddle Boarding) is a fast-growing sport. It’s a combination of surfing and kayaking, it involves you standing on a surfboard and using a paddle to push yourself forward. More so, It’s a sport loved by a lot of people, not only is it a fun sport, it’s great for working out whether you plan on going paddling with friends, family, or pets. My guess is you plan on buying a paddleboard, if so, there are lots of options you can choose from, even more so there are things you should also consider when you plan on buying a paddleboard. These things could include anything from the price, the type that suits you, quality, size and shape of the board, etc. Most importantly you should buy a board that suits you and you enjoy using. Going forward here are the basic things you should keep in mind if you want to buy a paddleboard;
Keep In Mind That There Are Different Kinds Of Paddleboards And You Should Purchase The One That Suits You.When buying a paddleboard, you should buy one that suits you your need, there are lots of affordable options out there and each paddleboard has its use, here are the basic types of paddleboards out there;
- Flatwater Paddleboards.
- All-round paddleboards.
- Surf paddleboards.
StabilityIt’s good you go for a board that’s stable enough for you to use, and by stable I mean a board you can stand and paddle on easily. The stability of a board is dependent on three basic things; its width, length, and volume. In other words, the wider, longer, and more volume your board has, the more comfortable it is for you to stand on and paddle. So it’s good you opt for a more stable board if you’re a beginner and if you plan on paddling with your dog or a lot of gear.
Hull TypesThe board of a paddleboard is usually called a hull, the hull of a paddleboard determines how well the board performs on water, the two major hull types are displacement and planing hull.
- Planing hull board
- Displacement hull board
The Construction Of The PaddleboardA paddleboard is constructed in three ways, and choosing the right construction is based on the one that suits or fits your needs. A usual paddleboard has three types of construction: soft top, inflatables, and epoxy.
- Soft top paddleboards
- Epoxy paddleboard