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Old 22 July 2013, 05:20   #1
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Stand up Paddle Board

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I wasn't even aware of these things existence until recently, a couple of friends shot a video of themselves boarding through some sea caves near me.

It gave me an idea!

An ISUP (Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board) packs down into a nice smallish bag...which can easily be transported on a RIB. My plan (when I have a spare 800...yeah right) is to get one and take it out on the rib, anchor up and have a mince around some caves that might otherwise be inaccessible.

It also almost fulfills my self delusion that I could have been a surfer had I been born in California.

...Well I thought it was a good plan. Could use it as a tender too!
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Old 22 July 2013, 05:49   #2
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Looks cool, but they do say it needs about 15-25psi to perform properly....

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Old 22 July 2013, 06:12   #3
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Looks cool, but they do say it needs about 15-25psi to perform properly....

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Yeah I read that. Apparently it's so they perform close to a solid board, when I first saw inflatable ones I thought they would be like a pool toy but by all accounts they are pretty ridged. I wish they were a bit cheaper though!
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Inflatable canoes are a cheaper option - can karry stuff ' in 'them, pressure in them is same as RIB tubes ( ie low) and you dont have to stand up !

Great fun off the beach for kids at the same time
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Could be the ultimate in minimalist tenders, although in my experience staying upright in anything but a flat calm takes some practise. It's a good core workout though!

The inflatable versions are very noticeably bouncier than the rigid ones, but if they were a bit less expensive I'd have one just for fun.
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Inflatable canoes are a cheaper option - can karry stuff ' in 'them, pressure in them is same as RIB tubes ( ie low) and you dont have to stand up !

Great fun off the beach for kids at the same time
Yeah, my Ma has one of those. Is an option, the board appeals more to me though...but then again I've never really taken the sensible option

You can carry stuff on the boards too! They have a luggage tie down bit and you attach a dry bag.
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Could be the ultimate in minimalist tenders, although in my experience staying upright in anything but a flat calm takes some practise. It's a good core workout though!

The inflatable versions are very noticeably bouncier than the rigid ones, but if they were a bit less expensive I'd have one just for fun.
They aren't cheap! Might be a purchase for next year that. The Mrs is going to think I have some sort of obsession with inflatable things if I buy anymore this year
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There are very nice and very addictive..,
There are 5% more difficult at the begining than a rigit one, but for usιng with your rib is almost one way.
I am carrying with me some time the rigid but it tks lots of space


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There are very nice and very addictive..,
There are 5% more difficult at the begining than a rigit one, but for usιng with your rib is almost one way.
I am carrying with me some time the rigid but it tks lots of space


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Yes! See that looks cool!
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