Storage – Rigid vs. Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
Where will you store your SUP when it’s not in use? If you live in an apartment or condo where space is limited, storing a rigid paddle board will undoubtedly be a challenge. Hope there are no twisting staircases involved! Paddlers who don’t have large storage areas to store a SUP will definitely appreciate the packability and small footprint of an inflatable SUP. After deflating an iSUP, it can be conveniently stashed in a closet, on a shelf, under your bed or, in our favorite spot, right by the door.😉 Without question, this makes an inflatable SUP the best choice for city life, #vanlife or anywhere where you don’t have much space. It’s easy to stash your iSUP in an apartment, condo, or high-rise, and still enjoy an organized, clutter-free living environment.
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Your Type of Paddle Boarding Experience
Hopefully this article has given you a better idea of exactly what type of SUP is best for you. While rigid paddle boards definitely have their place in races and carving up waves, the vast majority of individuals are far better off with an iSUP due to their incredible convenience, low-maintenance, and extreme portability. Furthermore, the recent advances in SUP tech and design has improved their overall performance. They can easily handle similar conditions and are just as reliable. Regardless of your paddling skills or experience level an iSUP is worth considering.
No matter what type of SUP you choose, we’re sure you’ll enjoy your time on the water. Lastly, always remember to practice safe paddling by wearing a SUP leash and PFD. Happy paddling!