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Created by patino 4 months ago, 13 Jun 2018
patino
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13 Jun 2018 1:14PM
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Hello,

I just purchased by first SUP board and the only measurement I was worried about was weight (would it hold me). I've attempted to go out two days in a row and I haven't been able to successfully stand up and go. I'm fine on my knees, but standing up isn't working right now. The board is 11 ft tall and 30 inches wide. It's inflatable. I'm thinking I may have a board that is too narrow for me, but I've also tried to get the board to 15 PSI and am thinking I may need to fill it up more. Does anyone have any tips for me? Any ideas on what the issue may be? (I'm 5'11 and 285, so I'm a big guy, but the board says it can handle up to 329.).

Thank you

decrepit
WA, 8706 posts
13 Jun 2018 1:35PM
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Try going to the sup forum, you may get more attention there

Mark _australia
WA, 18285 posts
13 Jun 2018 3:18PM
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^^ +1

But width is your friend. Most people learn on around 32-34" wide, but it is possible on yours. Just persist and go out when it is dead flat (like under 5kn wind and no swell)

Rail shape and tuck makes a difference too, I think many inflatables have too much tuck - but balance that with lots of volume at the rails so I dunno maybe they are same as real boards....

Subsonic
WA, 1351 posts
13 Jun 2018 5:07PM
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As above, check out the sup forum. But also, it could be your stance. dont put your feet too close to the rails of the board. Stand as you would naturally.

LastSupper
VIC, 114 posts
13 Jun 2018 9:21PM
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285 kg and 5.11 ??? U need a boat!!!

cisco
QLD, 10699 posts
13 Jun 2018 9:51PM
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Yeah!! Boats are better things to own than paddle boards.

You can sleep on them and have phucks among other things.

kk
WA, 693 posts
13 Jun 2018 8:42PM
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LastSupper said..
285 kg and 5.11 ??? U need a boat!!!


www.seabreeze.com.au The WWW at the start stands for WORLD wide web, some people even speak different languages

jackforbes
WA, 518 posts
14 Jun 2018 3:57PM
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kk said..

LastSupper said..
285 kg and 5.11 ??? U need a boat!!!



www.seabreeze.com.au The WWW at the start stands for WORLD wide web, some people even speak different languages


...and the .AU at the end means those people can go and get bent!

Rails
QLD, 1120 posts
14 Jun 2018 7:16PM
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kk said..

LastSupper said..
285 kg and 5.11 ??? U need a boat!!!



www.seabreeze.com.au The WWW at the start stands for WORLD wide web, some people even speak different languages


Some people still use imperial measurements as well, guessing around one hundred and thirty pies

reckon subs is on the money, need to look at it more like walking the plank than trying to stand on a door, mind you after all of those pies you could be a little top heavy as well

decrepit
WA, 8706 posts
14 Jun 2018 5:55PM
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Hey Guys, Patino has taken our advice and posted on the sup forum, so I guess he won't be checking the wisdom posted here.

Buster fin
WA, 1737 posts
15 Jun 2018 5:11AM
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decrepit said..
Hey Guys, Patino has taken our advice and posted on the sup forum, so I guess he won't be checking the wisdom posted here.


His loss.



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