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Inflatable SUP board

Postby kitecrazy » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:20 pm

Does anyone in the bay area own or have experience using an inflatable SUP board? If so, would how would you compare them to non-inflatable boards? Would you buy one again?
Examples being:
http://www.uliboards.com/
http://www.portablekayaks.com/sup
http://www.liquidsurfandsail.com/index.cfm?page=detail&catID=743&productID=10536

I ask because I do not want to store or haul around a 11' long board plus it's not practical for traveling with either of my vehicles. I dont understand why more companies don't make SUP boards that break down into two or three pieces.

Also, could someone explain why the are so damn expensive?! The core material is cheap and fiberglass is also cheap; nothing like the balsa/PVC foam/carbon fiber we find in kiteboards.
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Re: Inflatable SUP board

Postby reyrivera » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:05 pm

Maybe because the inflatable boards are still relatively new and still has a small market?

A few years ago, I was seriously looking at Pope Bisect boards, the price kept me from buying one, price has not gone down to date because collapsible boards have not caught on the market.
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Re: Inflatable SUP board

Postby Jeb Mud » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:08 am

Go ahead get one. Then you'll just need an inflatable woman to round out your quiver :)
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Re: Inflatable SUP board

Postby CdoG » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:34 am

i saw greg of berkeley
ride one, with a 12meter
in like no wind and it worked.
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Re: Inflatable SUP board

Postby funkiatdabeech » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:29 am

jason, me and you dude, we out of luck for those inflatables: as they say::
"if properly inflated.... it CAN support 200 pound rider" - or can not. . .
i'd rather be kiting . . :twisted:
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Re: Inflatable SUP board

Postby reyrivera » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:59 am

That guy in the uli website has got to be more than 200 lbs!

The moderator steamroller says he is 230 lbs:
http://www.uliboards.com/forum/viewtopi ... weight#p48
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Re: Inflatable SUP board

Postby K. Cliff » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:21 pm

Can you find any used ones you can mash around on? I wanna try!
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Re: Inflatable SUP board

Postby kitenaked » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:09 pm

Sevlor was putting them on display at SurfEXPO. THey fold up into a back pack with paddle if I remember right..
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Re: Inflatable SUP board

Postby reyrivera » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:06 am

Looks like Rebecca and Jane at Board Sports School recently stocked up with the ULI board. Maybe they might have demo boards soon.
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