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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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SUP Style: What to Wear on Your Next Outing

Paddle boarding provides an excellent way to exercise while soaking up the sun and enjoying the water. However, it isn’t as easy as it appears to those who watch from the shoreline. In order to ensure that you make the most of your time on the water, start your day off wearing the right thing.

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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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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.

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Crossbreed AirTech: Proper Inflation & Storage

For a newcomer to inflatables, setup and breakdown of your inflatable SUP can be confusing and challenging if you aren’t familiar with the tools involved. For quick and easy tips for proper setup and breakdown of Slingshot SUP's inflatable Crossbreed AirTech paddle board, see the tips and video shown here.

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Inflatable vs Hard Paddle Boards: A Speed Comparison

The folks at Isle Surf and SUP have compared side by side in a measured speed test how close an inflatable SUP and an epoxy SUP are to one another, if at all? They wanted to get some accurate hard data behind this question so they tested out comparable models of their inflatable and epoxy paddle boards and this is what they found. You may be surprised!

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2014 SUP Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays! It's time to get something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we have put together a gift guide to help you decide what to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter.

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Top 10 Gift Ideas for SUP Accessories by FCS

The Holidays aren’t right around the corner anymore, they have arrived and holiday shopping is about to commence in full force. The biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to name a few, are days away, so we’ve put together the perfect gift guide of SUP accessories for the SUP’er in your life.

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