How to stand up paddle board in windy conditions

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This week Fanatic bring us a great video on how to stand up paddle board (SUP) in windy conditions. They cover awareness of the conditions and some techniques for paddling in wind. Paddle boarding can be glorious fun, but weather can change quickly. It is wise to be aware of the current conditions, forecasted conditions, telling a friend where you’ll be and when you’ll be back. Aside from learning about … Read More →

A closer look at Starboard’s Deluxe Double Chamber Technology

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Double Chamber technology is technically not new for 2018, but it is new to the wider range of Starboard inflatable paddle boards. First featured on their Ocean Rescue board, Double Chamber now features on most of the Deluxe models. We take a closer look at the Double Chamber system and what it offers. Deluxe Double Chamber First off, we did a side by side stiffness comparison of 2 very similar … Read More →

4 common ways of how to attach your SUP leash

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Your SUP leash is probably the most important piece of equipment, after your board and paddle of course, for a fun and safe paddle boarding experience. Depending on your country and local area, laws may require wearing/having on board a life jacket or personal floatation device (PFD), but the leash is arguably a better life saving piece of equipment as it keeps you attached to a giant floating device, that … Read More →

Stand up paddle boarding 101 with Zane from Starboard

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How to stand up paddle board In this video, Zane Schweitzer from Starboard, takes us through some of the basics of stand up paddling. Your course is titled: Paddle Boarding 101. Zane is an accomplished stand up paddler with a passion for the Ocean and Aloha spirit. His positive energy and outlook on life is conveyed through this video with his helpful tips for a fun and safe paddle boarding experience. … Read More →

How to inflate your 2018 Starboard Deluxe Double Chamber board

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The Starboard Deluxe Double Chamber inflatable paddle board construction introduced in 2018 is in their own words, and from my experience, one step closer to a hard board feeling. Why are we always striving to make inflatable SUPs feel like hard boards? Inflatables can flex under heavy load from paddlers or rough water and while quality iSUPs alleviate a lot of this with quality construction, materials and high inflation pressures, … Read More →

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