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76S&S
06-25-2013, 04:13 PM
Have any of you gotten into the Stand Up Paddleboards? My wife is really wanting one and I don't know a thing about them.:o

gotta_ski
06-25-2013, 04:27 PM
I got one at costco two years ago. I got the plastic one, not the styrofoam one. I really like it. We'll probably end up with a second one this summer. Everyone loves it. The costco ones seem to be about half to 2/3rds the price of the hardcore boards I've seen other places, and I'm not serious enough about it to justify the increased cost. More and more places are offering rentals. Try out a pair for a weekend.

76S&S
06-25-2013, 04:52 PM
I haven't looked at Costco, we can start there. I was at West Marine last week and they had a few for better than I expected prices. They had one of the inflatables for less than $400.

Traxx822
06-25-2013, 04:58 PM
I know whats SUP!

2RLAKE
06-25-2013, 05:46 PM
my wife just got on at Costco last week ... we love it ... very stable

Aric'sX15
06-25-2013, 06:24 PM
Just got a couple out here in SoCal at my parents house to use in the harbor where we keep out sailboat. Love them! Quite a workout!

dog paw
06-25-2013, 06:35 PM
Friend of mine started with one of the Costco boards. Quickly went to a ATX. Not my thing but there is quite a few of the on our lake now. Looks too much like work :)

auburn buck
06-26-2013, 02:56 PM
REI has a good selection, form starter to expert. The BIC for ladies is a good intermediate board that would suit a beginner, as well. My wife loves hers...

76S&S
06-26-2013, 03:44 PM
Sounds like these things are like wakeboards, plenty to choose from!

Thanks for the replies.

bobx1
06-26-2013, 03:53 PM
My daughter-in-law suggested I get one for the camp. Started researching and these things can get expensive and quick. Before I spent a bunch of money on a novelty, I decided to get an inexpensive one ($399) cheap one that is fairly well built in order to give it a try. So far the kids seem to be enjoying it but I dont see spending $1300 on something they will not use that much. Here is what I settled on:

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_491051_-1?kwid=ps_pla&mkid=PLA|021886064|Pelican%20Flow%2010%2e5%27%20St and%20Up%20Paddle%20Board

76S&S
06-26-2013, 05:14 PM
Thanks Bob, I don't want to go all out at this point. Sounds like you have kids using the Pelican. I have another Pelican product and it isn't holding up well for my weight. I weigh 210 and it is supposed to support 250.

bobx1
06-26-2013, 06:06 PM
76S&S..

Our use may be a little different. We have only used it (and probably always will) on a calm fresh water lake.

I have used it twice with no issues (I am 195lbs, 6'1).
Oldest son used it several times with no issues (185lbs).
My youngest son has used it quite a bit (Senior in high school, 170lbs).
Daughter in law has used it a lot as well (with their dog) but she is light.

Don't get it on my advice but we have not had any issues. Depending on where you are, you may be able to find some good used ones on Craigs List.

76S&S
06-27-2013, 09:25 AM
76S&S..


..... Depending on where you are, you may be able to find some good used ones on Craigs List.

Ahh, I haven't even thought of looking on CL, thanks

Dan K
06-27-2013, 09:33 AM
My family is using a sailboard we have for this purpose. I looked for a nice paddle and they were all $100+ found a nice long wooden paddle for $12 at a local surplus store. Call me cheap but we are in the game for $12 :)

jafo9
06-27-2013, 10:30 AM
we have 2 boards that we got this year. the first was a cruiser brand and the 2nd was a yolo brand. personally i feel more comfortable on the yolo. probably because its a bit longer than the cruiser. i'm 6'2" 220lbs. its is a great work out. more fun than i thought it would be. the biggest hassle is storage. we still haven't found a good place for them on the dock.

76S&S
06-27-2013, 03:57 PM
My family is using a sailboard we have for this purpose. I looked for a nice paddle and they were all $100+ found a nice long wooden paddle for $12 at a local surplus store. Call me cheap but we are in the game for $12 :)

Cheap-scape:D:D:D

76S&S
06-27-2013, 04:01 PM
we have 2 boards that we got this year. the first was a cruiser brand and the 2nd was a yolo brand. personally i feel more comfortable on the yolo. probably because its a bit longer than the cruiser. i'm 6'2" 220lbs. its is a great work out. more fun than i thought it would be. the biggest hassle is storage. we still haven't found a good place for them on the dock.

That's good to know. I'm 6'2" 215 so I would probably like a larger board as well.

Storage will be an issue for us also; the dock is already cramed with just about everything water related already.