Review of the 2019 Red Paddle Co 9’6″ Compact inflatable paddle board

red paddle co compact 9-6 2019

The 2019 Red Paddle Co Compact 9’6″ is designed for paddlers who want the convenience of a board that packs down to half the size of a regular inflatable SUP without compromising on performance. Unique to the compact 9’6″ is that it ships complete with 5-piece paddle and coiled leash for the full package. Is the Compact 9’6″ truely a revolutionary board? With a high price, come high expectations. Does … Read More →

10 video guides on how to stand up paddle board


Getting Started Sam starts us off with the basics of how to stand up paddle board. Going through the gear, a few key terms and launching into the water. He also covers a couple of handy tips for getting about if you have trouble standing or if the wind/waves pick up. Kneeling In this video, Sam shows us how the kneel and paddle on the board. Kneeling is a great … Read More →

Stand up paddle boarding basics, part 2 – with Starboard


In this, part 2 of our stand up paddle boarding basics video series, we take a look at some basic paddling and turning techniques to get you comfortably cruising and turning in your next session. I’d also like to add the “rough water or surf stance” as a very helpful tip. When the water gets a bit rough, whether it be a wave, boat wake, river turbulence, your dog or child wiggling … Read More →

How to stand up paddle board, part 1 – with Starboard


As we come closer to the 2015 stand up paddle board season (bring on summer!) let’s take a look at some of the basics to paddle boarding. This, the first article in our 2 part series, is great for people looking to get into paddle boarding or people looking for a few tips to improve their time on the water. We cover the absolute basics of handling your board, getting on and … Read More →

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