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Gear Talk / Re: downside to inflatables?
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:32:21 PM »
Here's my attempt at mimicking the gizmo adapter. Using 1 Bravo HR adapter fitted to my board and got a couple of tire valves from a tire shop. I haven't tried it yet but looks like it should work out. Valve is currently being held in by press fit.




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Gear Talk / Re: downside to inflatables?
« on: June 16, 2013, 10:28:10 AM »
mtmilam,  could you post a pic or link to your compressor adapter?

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British Columbia / Re: Use it or Lose it - Anyone here?
« on: June 01, 2013, 05:42:09 PM »
From East Van and looking to paddle out of Deep Cove, Cates Park, and Barnet Park.

Goal for this summer is to rebuild my strength and endurance and explore a little bit of Indian Arm.

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Gear Talk / Re: Inflatable SUP decisions
« on: May 25, 2013, 03:18:50 PM »
I did manage to find a place with a Red Paddle 10'6" ride on display and the rails seem better built than the starboard, c4, and nrs boards I saw and am considering picking it up. Someone had told me that one of the stores has a Naish one in stock to look at so I might drop by and take a look at that.
I guess the downside to the red paddle one is fixed fins so I wouldn't be able to change them out for different uses or if they get damaged and I don't get a larger fin for straighter tracking.

As for paddles I'm probably looking at a Werner Fuji 1 piece to keep costs on that side down and get an inflatable belt pfd

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Gear Talk / Re: Inflatable SUP decisions
« on: May 24, 2013, 05:04:22 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys, like Pampasurf I'm trying to keep the board budget closer to 1k than 1.5k. Looking locally most places carry inflatables in the 1.5k range. Got a couple more weeks till my arm is in better shape so I'll keep looking around and maybe give you a shout easy rider if I don't find anything around here.

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Gear Talk / Inflatable SUP decisions
« on: May 12, 2013, 09:05:43 AM »
First post here and looking at getting an inflatable SUP. Found a few options locally and just wanted an opinion on which of these might be a good choice for my price range. New to SUP, only tried it once so far on a Surftech board that's about 10'6" 32" wide and 6" rail. I am 5'11" 195lbs and would mostly be paddling in flat water and some chop and probably not surfing waves as I rarely get out to the areas with them. Might also use to to paddle out and drop a crab trap at the start of my sessions.
Locally I've found these three models.
C4 Waterman 10'9 iSUP XXL
NRS Earl 6
NRS Czar 6
I haven't found much reviews on the NRS boards, but it looks comparable to the C4. Looking in the store I did notice the display C4 was missing a seam cover on the rail which concerns me a bit. Would it be worth giving up the 1' in length to use the 34" wide Czar for a bit more stability? and any other opinions on which one may be a good fit for me?

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