The Start Haus crew is at Outdoor Retailer this week in Salt Lake City, checking out the latest and greatest stand up paddle boards, gear and clothing for next summer. Here are a few photos they snapped while walking around the show:
The Infinity Slater Trout Cutthroat Stand Up Paddle Board is a high performance pro model for Slater Trout, perfect for racing with a stripped down, no-nonsense design.
Both very fast and with a lot of glide, this is a super fun board. Slater ranked top 10 in Battle of the Paddle, and podiumed in races around the world, including a few first places on this exact paddleboard.
A displacement entry nose and a concave exit tail makes for a really quite, smooth ride in flat water, and the narrow design keeps your paddle closer to your body for more efficient paddling and maximum power.
Swing by the shop to check the board out, take out a demo, or learn more online here.
The Boga Tiburon has been one of our most popular paddlboards, blending speed, lightweight and stability, great for lighter paddlers.
At only 25 pounds, its easy to get to and from the water, and at 11 feet in length, its not unwieldy either. Once you’re on the water, it’s displacement hull shape glides smoothly and quickly through the water, great for racing and touring.
At 30 inches wide, it’s nice and stable too. Bungees on the front make it easy to stash gear for the day on the water.
Boga’s construction is top-notch and they’re beautiful looking boards that are built to last. If you’re around 160 lbs or under, we can’t recommend it highly enough. Check one out at the store today, take out our demo or read more here.
The Boardworks Sirena is a women’s do-it-all stand up paddleboard that’s got a displacement hull and a stable build, perfect for paddling with the family, touring and even a little racing or SUP Yoga.
See what Jared has to say here:
Displacement hull boards like this (pointy tip) as apposed to a surf shape board, hold a line better, glide farther for each paddle stroke and are generally faster, making them great for lakes and flatter water.
The thick rails give it tons of stability so you won’t feel tippy, even if you’ve got gear strapped to the nose, or even a dog or child.
It’s the little things that make the difference sometimes, and the pop-out handle on this board makes it so much easier to carry, combined with lightweight construction, you don’t have to struggle getting this board to or from the water.
Swing by the shop and take out our demo, or learn more here.
In this week’s video, stand up paddlboard expert Jared shows us how to get started on your board, making standing up and getting off easier:
Practicing this technique will help you feel more stable and confident while paddlboarding. Questions? Call us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the shop.
If you’re new to stand up paddleboarding, getting up and getting off your paddleboard can be some of the most intimidating parts of the experience. But with the right board and a few pointers, it’s really easy. Check out Jared in this week’s instructional video:
Still feeling unsteady? We offer private lessons by appointment, or you can swing by our Free Friday Night Fun Races at Donner Lake’s West End Beach starting June 13 and work with our experts in a fun, no-pressure environment perfect for learning. More information here.
We had another huge turnout at the Free Fun Stand Up Paddle Board Race Friday on Donner Lake, and a full SUP Yoga Fitness class! Thanks to everybody who came out and made it a success, and we’ll see you every Friday night at the West End Beach this summer – click here for more details.
Jared, our expert in paddle sports, picked out the Boardworks Badfish MCIT as the best in the bunch, and brought in a few for the shop.
What sets this board apart? The 3 chamber design with tapered rails really makes this inflatable SUP stand out, giving it surprising rigidity and stability.