Rougebladez wrote: »
Since my last post Ive taken a lesson and got the bitten by the bug.
So much so I bought a second hand Red Paddle 11 foot inflatable that came with an extendable paddle for about 450 from a guy in Dublin.
Im delighted with it and the whole -roll it up and stuff it in a bag when ur finished- is the TITS.
Again...Ive no doubt that a rigid would be better but I couldnt bear dragging one around.
cornbb wrote: »
Picked up a Red Air inflatable myself a while back and first got a chance to use it yesterday. Have a fairly good impression of it overall.
Bad bits: The flex is a bit noticeable while on the water, and I reckon the plastic moulded fins are a bit useless. Certainly they don't inspire confidence. Quite heavy, getting it from the car to the edge of the water took a bit of work.
Good bits: Deck is rock hard once you get enough air into it. Seems bulletproof. Will catch pretty much any crab's fart of a wave. Will get you out on the water for an enjoyable spin even in total absence of waves. Portability is fantastic, can't wait to chuck this into the belly of a plane for my summer holidays without stressing that it will get smashed.
The flop factor is noticeable but not really a huge turnoff, no-one should expect such a product to be a high-performance machine. Also I found it almost impossible to turn once I got riding waves on it but I guess that will come with experience. I'll be picking up a cheap 3-piece paddle for portability. Glad I got it anyway, I can see myself taking it out on many summer evenings.
Rougebladez wrote: »
No, not all SUPs can convert to kayaks. I have seen some which can have a seat attached but they seem to try and be everything at once.
For the previous poster, yes you can stow the bag and some gear in a bungee net at the front of the SUP but only a few boards have these attachments and anything over a few kilos weight or anything bulky won't work too well.
youngblood wrote: »
Wondering if bumping this thread might be useful
Currently looking at a few options and wondering if anyone here might have any recommendations or where I might get some honest reviews on what's on offer here in Ireland
Have been looking at these one -https://www.micksgarage.com/d/all-sup-boards/products/3510994/aqua-marina-atlas-2021-sup-paddle-boardhttps://www.decathlon.ie/inflatable-stand-up-paddle/308887-71234-stand-up-paddleboard-inflatable-surf-shortboard-500-9-160l.html#/demodelsize-254no_size/demodelcolor-8549148?queryID=cdd7e1e2213a0026d8197f35c0f5372d&objectID=2769549https://nordicprostore.com/products/sup-board-set-kayak-pro?gclid=CjwKCAjwtdeFBhBAEiwAKOIy5wjzfFQQnrwX1peXViY8SKs7OLJOYtrE1SlDndJyylZHplkfy13SHBoC7sUQAvD_BwE
Would be great to get feedback from anyone who has purchased lately?
mrcheez wrote: »
First one appears to be out of stock.
The second one seems to be shaped more for wave riding, rather than standard SUP?
Go for the 3rd one, seems good from the specs. See if you can find online video reviews.