Tips On Choosing Stand Up Paddles
A fact worth highlighting is that stand up paddles are a great sporting tool that can be used for relaxing on a calm lake or ride the waves in the ocean. A known fact is that the key to enjoying the experience is to get a good stand up paddle. A known fact is that there are some things to consider when selecting a stand-up paddle board such as the hull type and construction.
Simply explained the hull is the body of the stand up paddle board, and it plays a huge role when assessing how the paddle board performs in water and most SUPs have two kinds of hulls which are displacement or planning. A known fact is that there are very few SUPs that combine both planning and displacement in their best collaborations, but most paddlers opt for a hull type based on the purpose they need to use the paddle board for. A known fact is that a planning hull is wide and flat, like a surfboard, which makes it an excellent choice for surfing, fishing, SUP yoga, down winding and recreational paddling. It is good to note that the paddle is designed in such way that it can ride the top of the water and be very controllable.
A displacement hull has a sharp bow or nose end (front end) that is similar to a canoe or kayak. The hull is used to slice through the water, thus pushing water to the sides of the SUP to increase efficiency and enable the paddle to ride smoothly and faster. The efficacy of this type of SUP requires less effort than using the planning hull when paddling which allows the person to go for longer distances at rapid speeds. A lot of … Read More ...