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Old 09-07-2012, 14:57   #1
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Thumbs up the kiddo on the paddleboard!

I've been spending more and more time on the paddle board. Quasi-dinghy and although it's the size of a tank it's a terrific way to enjoy the water for us. Kind of a long and boring video, but here's our little 23 month old and me banging around in the chop a little bit.



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Old 09-07-2012, 15:58   #2
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Great vid Eric! You cover a lot of water in a short time. Cora seems to really enjoy the trip too!
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Old 09-07-2012, 16:07   #3
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Great vid Eric! You cover a lot of water in a short time. Cora seems to really enjoy the trip too!
Yeah they're surprisingly fast, and all of that was into a ~15 knot headwind. Maybe making 3 knots? You can do 5 easy if you're not smashing your head into a breeze.
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Great pic and great video. Born and raised in Coronado, and that vid makes me so homesick I can't take it. I would love to be in your place paddling my two year old through the bay....

...great stuff...
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Here's our 8 year old paddling at Santa Cruz Island last week. Can't get him off the thing.

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Re: the kiddo on the paddleboard!

We bought inflatable SUPs for our cruise in Alaska this summer. We LOVE these things. Stable. Good exercise. And a great way to check out the anchorage.


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Re: the kiddo on the paddleboard!

That Big Earl SUP looked perfect for the Airstream. sadly, I am well over the 200 lb rating.
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Re: the kiddo on the paddleboard!

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We bought inflatable SUPs for our cruise in Alaska this summer. We LOVE these things. Stable. Good exercise. And a great way to check out the anchorage.


NRS Big Earl SUP Board at NRSweb.com
I've been eyeballing these on and off.....but have been put off by the dinghy airdeck experiences I've had. How are they holding up?
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That Big Earl SUP looked perfect for the Airstream. sadly, I am well over the 200 lb rating.
FWIW, NRS also makes a "Big Baron" for larger weight ratings. I haven't used either, but the reviews are good for both. I've been looking, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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Re: the kiddo on the paddleboard!

Found another company who makes them that can handle 250-300 lbs. Even their small one will handle 200 lbs.

The guy has a really funny video about one of the models. He bounces them off rocks while surfing, drives a Toyota truck over one, etc.
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Re: the kiddo on the paddleboard!

I paddle the Big Baron. I'm 6'2" 230lbs and blessed with a complete lack of balance or grace. I feel really stable on the Big Baron even in a little chop. I also paddled my wife's board, the Big Earl, and I was a little shaky but totally fine in flat water.

We just bought these so no long term impressions yet. But so far, we're really happy with them.
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