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Is there a kayak / paddleboard for large people?

I am a very large man - I am 6'4" and weigh 450 pounds (I've lost a 100 pounds in the last year). I bike or walk everyday, (and swim laps occasionally) but want to add another sport to my exercise ...
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How does one choose the right standup paddle board size?

I've had a couple of opportunities to go standup paddle boarding (SUP'ing) which is pretty fun. Every time I've used one so far, I've rented it form a place where somebody pointed and said, "OK that ...
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Will beginner notice a difference between lower and higher middle-end stand up paddle boards?

I'm considering stand up paddling as a sport for rest periods for my legs (running, hiking, cycling) and a way to train upper body muscles. I've checked the prices, of course the cheapest are the ...
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What to consider when choosing between rigid and inflatable stand up paddle boards?

Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) come in both inflatable and rigid. What should I consider when choosing between the two styles?
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What can I expect from upgrading to high-end paddleboard?

I bought a cheap ($600 CAD) inflatable paddleboard at a big box, non-specialized store. I like paddle-boarding and am thinking of getting another one. A local outdoor store has $1500 one discounted ...
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Repairs for severely damaged EPS/epoxy stand-up paddle board

I’ve never been on a SUP before. Many people have them in my area. I’ve seen people on them at the beach and in the river, always dreamed of having one but they've been too expensive for a new one. So ...
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How tall of a paddle is needed for standup paddle boarding?

In addition to choosing a correctly sized paddle board, one also needs a correctly sized paddle. How does one determine the correct size of paddle for stand up paddle boarding?
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Looking for cart for standup paddleboard for 1 mile trip, by foot

I am looking for a device for transporting a 12' inflatable, fins-attached SUP ~1 mile by foot or perhaps by bike. I hate the idea of inflation/deflation. I would appreciate whatever insights you have ...
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The most effective swimming technique in SUP dry suit?

If I fell into water in my SUP dry suit and I need to catch my board, or swim to the coast, which technique is the most effective? I've found it very hard to crawl because of the buoyancy of the suit. ...
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Recommendations for cold-weather clothing on paddleboards

I'd like to paddleboard a bit during the winter. Living in Vancouver, BC, our seawater temperature goes down to about 7C (45F) in January. It's at 12C (60F) right now. What I am concerned with are ...
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Extending SUP leash for swimming

I'd like to swim a bit to cool down when SUPing, but I've been already in an awkward situation when I've underestimated wind - the board was quite away from me after a while and I've got to swim fast ...
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What to look for in a electronic inflator for an inflatable stand up paddleboard?

I have a stand up paddle board (14'0") and I am looking for an easier way to pump it up. I found some cordless handheld inflators for tyres, which are rated at 120W and maximum pressure is 150psi. It ...
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paddleboard chafing

I have searched the internet high and low and I haven't found a lot of good answers. Has anyone had to deal with chafing from their paddleboard causing rashes on their legs? What do you do to prevent ...
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Drying neoprene gloves to prevent growth of fungi

I have SUP neoprene gloves, which are quite tight and curved, which makes them dry even longer than the scuba dive gloves. I've washed them recently because of unpleasant smell from inside, and it ...
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