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Old 16th August 2010, 04:48 PM   #21
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And a paddle !!!

Floyd

If you a want to paddle why not get a canoe ??? Got to be more efficient !!! (You can have even more buns then !!!)
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Old 17th August 2010, 10:03 PM   #22
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How come all folk who enjoy SUP (ing) are Stoked or ripping ???? Think it backs up original post which is absolutely true !!!

Other thing I`ve noticed is that this "wide board revolution" has not increased our time on water !!!
Looking at sailors at centre I`ve just visited its just allowed them to increase their waist lines !!!

Sailors aren`t just ripping and getting stoked they are getting fatter and older !

"I can have another bun I`ll just get a wider board"

Floyd
Ripping on SUP, that's a bit of an overstatement, you can't compare blasting fully powered on windsurfer to a slow pace of paddling on SUP... As for the getting fatter, has more to do with aging windsurfer's population, plus, you have to be on the water sailing to get an exercise, just because you bought a wider board and it's collecting dust in your garage doesn't count as a work out...
Everyone I know who windsurfs regularly is in a great shape. Wider boards made sport a lot
more accessible, easier to learn, and extended planning range, but you have to step it up into
bigger sails for the later. If you want to get in shape, you cannot complain that bigger sails are
too physical, that the whole point of it ... I'm an adrenaline junky, so the only way I'd consider SUP
if I'm not physically able to windsurf... On the other hand, SUP is super accessible sport,
and I do appreciate people enjoying water sport that not noisy or polluting(jet ski) or takes half a beach
with kevlar lines spread all over(kiting).
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Old 18th August 2010, 03:16 PM   #23
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sups may be a fun toy but they have quickly turned into a dangerous nuissance. Surf spots the globe over are being invaded by non-surfers who don't understand surf or know any rules, this was bad enough with longboard re-evolution but now these kooks have paddles and massive boards too! The greedy production bosses all want the quick sup cash but deny their responsibility towards the surfing world and the people that were "cool" and "marketable" to begin with.
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Old 18th August 2010, 05:04 PM   #24
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"modern shapes have brought more fun on water"

without doubt;for fat people !!

And there`s no way on earth your average sailor can keep fit just sailing.They simply dont get enough time on water!! Its probably why all these folk at centres are overweight and knackered after sailing for an hour !!!

Besides the wide board revolution must be at least a decade old now;so we may well be seeing its effect with folk letting their weight increase. Being heavier is not the handicap it once was for our sport;perhaps exactly reverse now !!!
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Old 22nd August 2010, 05:36 PM   #25
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Cool I`m confused !!!

Amazes me just how gullable people ,and particularly sailors, are.

Any fashion;fad,claimed evolution or gimmick is percieved as fact and worthwhile.

SUP epitomises this.Complete style over substance yet with clever (manipulative ?) marketing its a success (in the short term) Watched folk paddling up Thames on SUP`s ,was farcical !!! Grannies in canoes could have beaten them !!!

There seems precious little objectivity anywhere !!!
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Old 12th September 2010, 01:13 AM   #26
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This thread started in early 2008 with "I'll bet you in 2 years...".

Here we are 2.5 years later and people are SUPs are still out there.
Marketing hype or not, it's there.
Like kiting, for which most of the discussions apply here...

Shall we wait another 2 ?
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