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Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
The SUPyak by Scott Burke is a SUP/kayak hybrid paddle board geared for beginner paddlers looking for a multi-purpose all around paddle board. The board is affordable and sits in the popular mid-tier market making it a great starter board that can work for the entire family. The board is stable but is slightly more difficult to carry than the average paddle board since it weighs just over 31lbs. The SUPyak is designed for recreational paddling and is best used paddling short distances around the beach and dock.
At first glance the SUPyak looks to be a durable board that’s thoughtfully designed for paddlers who want the mix of paddle boarding and kayaking or for the beginner paddler who has the option to sit and paddle should their legs get tired from standing. The graphics on the board are average-looking with the mix of wood and waves. The board has a number of added features that make it really functional like the paddle holder on the rail and the foot rests for when opting to sit. The board is fairly heavy making it difficult to carry thus making the glide of the board rather slow. The heavy construction does have its perks though as it helps the board stay durable allowing the board to be long lasting.
Primary UseAll Around
Paddle Boards fall into two broad categories, All-Around and Specialty boards, with all-around designed primarily for recreation while speciality boards for top performance in specific disciplines
Durability is largely a result of the board construction and shape, with more durable boards typically carrying more materials (added layers, PVC, etc) and as such adding to the weight.
Stability is a product of construction and shape, where boards w/ 30”+ wide and 200+ liters in volume offer plenty of stability for your AVG adult while a board under 26” wide is a challenge.
Glide is a result of board shape and construction, w/ boards weighing under 30lbs and designed for racing offering best glide while recreational boards normally being on the slow side
Dimensions12'6" x 30.7" x 5.25"
Industry standard in board dimensions reads: L (length, from nose to tail) x W (width, from rail to rail at midpoint length), and H (height, from top to bottom of board at midpoint length).
Standup paddle boards tend to fall into 4 different weight classes: extremely lightweight (under 20 lbs), lightweight (20-28 lbs), average weight (28-35 lbs), heavy (above 35 lbs).
Volume is a key metric to determine how much weight a board can carry. Boards w/ 200+ liters offer most floatation with boards under 150 liters typically for high-performance surf
Capacity is the max cargo weight a stand up paddle board can carry, considering not only the paddler’s weight but whatever else the paddler may choose to carry alongside him/her.
Add On'sBungee/Tail Guard/Leash/Camera Mount on Nose/Foot Rests/Paddle Holder/Roof Racks
Add-on’s include bungee cords, a minimalist way to haul things; Connexsup, which allows for all sorts of attachments, even fishing rods; and FCS II/Connect, for easy fin instal.
Handles directly affect carrying ease, with external grip handles (Liftsup & EZgrab) offering most comfort, Internal Ergo Grip the mid-tier comfort, and box handles as least comfortable.
Fishing rod holders and/or paddle holders can make paddling that much more pleasant, esp. when needing holders for the rod or having a safe place for the paddle during yoga.
|12 Feet 6 Inches||30.7 Inches||5.25 Inches||n/a L|
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