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  • in reply to: Pain while paddling #4624
    Paddle Surf
    Keymaster

    Heya,

    When first starting almost ten years ago I had some general shoulder soreness, which I blamed on far too big a paddle blade. Scaled it down and the issues went away.

    I also got really bad tennis elbow from gripping the paddle far too tight for a few years… Finally figured it was due to gripping the paddle far too tight, and after some weaning myself off that bad habit, things have been fine.

    in reply to: SUP for flatwater and surf #4418
    Paddle Surf
    Keymaster

    Depends on the mix of surf vs touring ya wanna do, but I’d start with something like Starboard Blend or Drive, Amundson Source or Spark or Naish Nalu.

    Inflatable won’t really affect turning a ton, most noticeable difference there would be in longitudinal and torsional stiffness.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by Paddle Surf.
    in reply to: Overnight Trips #4417
    Paddle Surf
    Keymaster

    How about Wigwam Inn up Indian Arm?

    in reply to: Best expedition board for a 2000 more km paddle #4301
    Paddle Surf
    Keymaster

    Not meaning to be Starboard biased but I know the boards really well… Their 14’x30 Elite Touring would be a great choice. And considering your size, one of the wider models of the 2016 All Star would work too!

    in reply to: 2011 Starboard Race Brushed Carbon (12'6 x 29.5") #2405
    Paddle Surf
    Keymaster

    Board is sold!

    in reply to: Best surf paddle #2162
    Paddle Surf
    Keymaster

    mostly depends on personal preference. A smaller blade is preferred by some since it tends to let you snap off quick strokes to catch the waves, whereas some prefer larger blades to give you more power in fewer strokes.

    I tend to prefer something a bit on the larger side, Starboard Enduro Carbon 525-55o.

    One item most people agree on though is shaft length… You typically want to have something 2-4″ shorter than what you’d use for flatwater.

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