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ISLE Airtech® 12'6 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Review

Five Must-have iSUP Accessories

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You’ve bought an iSUP board and a paddle, what else do you need? It turns out that there are some other pieces of gear and equipment that you may want to consider picking up as well. Upgrades and aftermarket add-ons include the options to upgrade fins, add a waterproof music system, leash, seat back for hybrid kayaking, or a fishing deck, and more! And as always, proper safety gear is essential.  A good life vest, or inflatable waist pack, for...
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Inflatable standup paddleboard iSUP Summer Paddle

Inflatable paddleboards vs hard paddleboards

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Inflatable SUP vs hard paddleboards The age old debate; Hard SUPs vs iSUPs, is a major topic of discussion among both beginner and seasoned paddlers. Some SUP paddlers swear by only using a hard standup paddleboard while others strongly believe that an inflatable SUP is the way to go. You will definitely see both inflatable and hard standup paddleboards in the water, so which of the two board types is better? The answer depends on what you intend to use...
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ISLE Airtech® 10' Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Review

Which Inflatable Standup Paddleboard to Choose? We break it down.

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Choosing the right Inflatable Standup Paddleboard can seem intimidating at first, but it’s a choice that can be quite simple once explained.  As with most sports, there are different tools for different jobs, and no single board is the perfect solution for all types of paddling. However, most people build up their quiver one at a time, and you’ve got to start somewhere right!? One of the larger decisions to be made is between a hard board and an inflatable...
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Your New Paddle - The Best Inflatable Standup Paddleboards (iSUP)

Your New Paddle

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There are a number of great paddles on the market. For ease of transport and packing, a three piece collapsible paddle is the best option. The best paddles are made out of carbon fiber, with alloy, aluminum, and plastic also offered as affordable choices. I have seen some sweet wood paddles as well, but usually only the face of the SUP paddle is wood laminate, such as bamboo, and not just the whole shaft. Click to expand, and see a...
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Things to Go With your Standup Paddleboard

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There are a number of products that can help you stay comfortable on or off the water, including clothing options, leases, water bottles, backpacks, you name it! When you’re going to SUP, you want to do it in style, and have all the right gear. Whether you’re heading for a river, the local break, or a lake, make sure you bring everything you need to have fun, and look good doing it! iSUP is a great way to get outdoors...
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Single Stage Electric Pump for Inflatable SUPs

Bravo BP12 Single Stage Electric Pump for Inflatable SUPs, Kayaks and Boats

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Bravo BP12 Single Stage Electric Pump for iSUP, Kayaks and Boats Review If you are looking to upgrade from a hand pump to an electric pump to inflate your iSUP, the Bravo B12 Single Stage Electric Pump is a budget friendly option on Amazon. This is also great if you are new to using air pumps and iSUP boards, as the Bravo B12 automatically shuts off when it reaches the set PSI level or a maximum of 15 PSI. Features...
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New SELF Inflating SUP

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Wow!  I love the ingenuity on this idea from Sipaboards.  A small air pump is built in, and the magnetic switch in the plug cover activates it.  Beautiful idea.  They also have an electric drive sup, similar to jet power.  Check them out! http://sipaboards.com Rob JamesI’m an Colorado native, who learned to surf in the Pacific Northwest, and SW Canada. I live inland near the mountains now, and love to get out on my SUP. It’s weird, but I love...
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Isle Surf and SUP Review

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We review a couple Isle boards (link).  I personally own one and love it.  It is very stable, glides well in a little wind chop, seems fast enough for the width, is light to carry, and looks rad too. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IsleSurfandSup. Follow us on facebook!: https://www.facebook.com/thebestisup. Rob JamesI’m an Colorado native, who learned to surf in the Pacific Northwest, and SW Canada. I live inland near the mountains now, and love to get out on my SUP. It’s...
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Slingshot SUP High Pressure Inflator Valve

Slingshot SUP High Pressure Inflator Valve Review

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The Slingshot High Pressure SUP Inflator Valve helps you get out on the water faster! By using the adaptor it is possible to rely on the compressor to inflate the iSUP to the preferred PSI without having to put in the hard work of using a manual pump. Any of the brand-name inflatable SUPs will operate that much more effectively with the right PSI achieved (different for each), and the performance and control will be that much more positive. Even...
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Sevylor 12 Volt 15 PSI SUP and Water Sport Pump Review

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The Sevylor 12 Volt 15 PSI SUP and Water Sport Pump is an air pump with the ability to inflate all-types of inflatables using a 12 volt DC vehicle outlet. Whether you are attempting to inflate the iSUP boards, air beds, kayaks, floats, or boats, this air pump with its digital display is the perfect tool to achieve the correct pressure rating within a relatively short time frame. It is possible to set the pump to inflate a certain pressure...
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