God knows why I've seen it, but I've seen it.
After my buddies swim the other day, he was using my phone to text another friend and pretending to be me. Talking about how annoying it was Jon swam and how he whined all day. Anyway, the worst insult he could invent for himself was how I was taking him to the store to trade his kayak in for a SUP. We laughed about that one.
So, I don't own one:) Yet...
I haven't been a fan of SUPs vs. kayaks either but after taking a SUP yoga course last summer, I enjoy using a SUP for body weight workouts that add balance to the equation. It's way better to be outside on the water than in the basement using a Bosu ball for similar exercises. I can take or leave the paddling part and wouldn't want to do a long paddle. The one thing I like is that you can just hop on and go, which is nice if you are short on time.
My folks' house is at the lake (Little Shuswap) about 30min drive from home. I could see one finding a place there in the future.
I've mucked around on them long enough that the engineer in me screams at their horrible ergonomics, but yes, it gets bikinis on the water:)
I don't hate them. It's just become the cliche for us in whitewater to make fun of them. Mostly because our distributor friends sell about 1 whitewater boat for every 500 SUPs and it seems to be a place where old boaters go to retire.
I should add - I hate inflatables more. Only because of their dumbing down of my favourite sport in the AR world.
So...what are your thoughts on inflatable SUP's?! :-)
My fav thing to do on the SUP is to paddle the marshes in the dead calm of early a.m. or evening. From that high vantage point and stealth SUP mode its amazing the aquatic underwater life show you can see going on that would otherwise be reserved for National Geographic specials.
For the record I will buy any toy for the cottage that will get people up and moving that would otherwise not be active... I have two of them (big stable cheapish ones, that anyone can easily stay upright on)
Haha, I was thinking about inflatable SUPs after I made my comment too. That's my favourite for yoga because the balance is a little more touchy. But I'd be embarrassed to tell Urthbuoy.
I'll still talk to you guys. Just try not to embarrass me in front of my paddling friends:)
Says the guy who did a bike shuttle in his wet underpants last week...
It will become a thing. Just watch.
This is more the Hitchon style here:
I vote that FB uses an inflatable kid-sized SUP for his next multi-sport race to evolve from the kid's tub that he's used previously.
hey phatty.. that was the only boat I had for that race.. that would fit in my trunk.
Love that link urthbouy.... I could feel his heart rate jump 100bpm instantaneously!
I guess this isn't the time to mention my recumbent pedal kayak with prop drive...
It does 16kph though, and that's with a big ol' touring kayak hull. Wish I'd used a surf ski.