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Starboard Drops 2022 Collection

The team at Starboard has worked incredibly hard on their mission to create the best paddle boards in the world, that are better for the environment. So without further adieu, let us introduce some highlights to the new 2022 Starboard SUP range!

  • Published in Gear

Red Paddle Co Launch Their 2022 Product Range

Red Paddle Co have just released their latest collection of inflatable paddle boards. The brand, now into its second decade of trading, has once again demonstrated that user-led design is at the core of each product it produces.

  • Published in Gear

The Best Tech For Recording Your SUP Adventures

Research shows that taking photos decreases the ability to remember lived experiences, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition that detailed two experiments. However, for those who want to preserve their adventures paddleboarding while still living in the moment, video recording may just be the way to go.

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SUP Tail Design 101

Have you ever wondered why the tail of your paddle board is flat and square while the ones down the beach have rounded tails? There is a reason for the different tail shapes, and it’s not just cosmetic. A SUP’s tail shape is integrally tied to how the board is designed to perform. So if you’re shopping for a new paddle board, it is worth paying attention to the shape of the tail.

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5 Tips for Buying a Family SUP

Purchasing a stand up paddle board for your family can be a daunting experience. Paddle boards are expensive, and many people are afraid to make the wrong decision when buying a SUP. Keep these tips in mind during your shopping process to help you make the right purchase decision.

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Announcing 2021's Gear of the Year Winners

After more than 6 weeks of deliberation the staff here at Supconnect is excited to announce the 2021 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 12th Annual Supconnect Awards. As a brief background of the Gear of the Year awards, there were 9 categories for products to be nominated and an additional Overall gear winner.

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A Look At Starboard's New Welded Rail Technology

Starboard’s Welded Rail Technology – featured in their entire inflatable paddleboard range – uses a new & advanced heat-welding process whereby the top and bottom layers of the board are mechanically bonded.

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How To Choose Your First SUP

Buying your first paddle board can be a challenge. Stand up paddle boards (SUP) aren’t cheap, and a first time buyer can quickly be overwhelmed by all of the options and variations that exist in the market place. Inflatable or hard board? What size should you get? Hull shape? Length? Materials? Price? The stuff one needs to learn seems to go on forever. Answering these basic questions will help you get the SUP that’s right for you.

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What Makes A Quality SUP?

If you’re thinking of buying a paddle board, it helps to know what qualities make a superior SUP. With this knowledge, you will be able to separate the wheat from the chaff and make a great purchase decision.

  • Published in Opinion
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