Top tricks to correctly use the inflatable paddle board
Several recommendations to correctly use the inflatable paddle board. Don’t overdo it. For a more thorough clean on occasion, use a rag or very soft bristle brush to sweep away dirt and debris. When cleaning your board, remember not to get too aggressive in trying to remove marks and stains. SUP is an outdoor sport and your board will take on some aspects of the environment that’ll fade over time. It’s great to have a nice clean board, but it’s best not to cause abrasion.
Paddles for inflatable SUP: You can buy the best inflatable SUP out there, but without a good paddle you won’t get very far. Getting a quality paddle that works well with your body and paddling style will make stand up paddle boarding a bunch more fun. Does that mean you have to buy a top-of-the-line paddle? Not necessarily. To choose the right inflatable SUP paddle for you, consider these factors: Getting the right size paddle is key to maintaining proper paddling form and efficiency. The materials used to construct a SUP paddle play a role in determining the weight and stiffness of the paddle. Generally, a lightweight paddle is preferred, but keep in mind that you usually pay more for less weight. Blade size, shape and offset: The size, shape and offset of the paddle blade define how the blade moves through the water. You’ll choose a blade based on the type of paddling you do, your body type and personal preference. Usually, the larger you are, the bigger you’ll want your blade to be.
Balance: Paddle boarding relies on you being able to balance – otherwise, you just keep falling off. Balancing on a SUP can help you in many other areas of your life too. As we get older our sense of balance seems to get lower, and balancing on a SUP is a good way to counteract this. You don’t even have to paddle. Simply standing on the board in the water will work your muscles as you adapt to the movement of the water underneath you. A good sense of balance is vital for those in certain jobs, particularly any which involve ladders or heights. It can also help you on slippery days too, or if you trip and go to fall. If you participate in other sports, your added sense of balance could even help your performance in that too.
Universal Fin Box: The inflatable stand up paddle board boasts a US fin box that is compatible with most aftermarket fins, including 10” race fins, which means you can change the stock fins if you feel like getting a new experience. Heavy Duty Leash and Carrying Bag Included: Our inflatable stand-up paddle board comes with a reinforced leash to keep you safe if you ever fall out into the water, plus a carrying bag to ease transport. Quick Inflation: Inflatable with a manual hand pump in 10 minutes to 15 psi max.
One more inflatable stand up paddle board tip: Use a leash: This actually goes for all stand up paddle boarders but the sooner you are aware how vital a leash is in any kind of condition the safer you and everyone else will be when you are paddling. There are different types of leashes and different types of attachment points depending on what style of paddling you are doing, so be sure to check out these two articles: “Which leash is right for me?” and “Why do I need a leash on a SUP?”