1987 Burton Elite Snowboards

Burton Elite Snowboards

Burton Elite Snowboards

1987 was a monumental year; Guns n Roses released Appetite for Destruction, The Simpsons aired for the first time, and the Burton Elite Series launched.  We can all agree that ’87 rocked; now take a look back and reminisce on the golden era of snowboarding with everything that is the Burton Elite Snowboard.

The House Boardshop will be displaying these Burton Elite Snowboards in shop December, 25th – 31st 2016.  Stop by to get a glimpse at these beauties.  Share your Burton Elite stories below in the comment section.

1987 Burton Elite Snowboard Catalog

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Burton Elite Series Snowboards

The Elite Series is designed for the beginner to low intermediate snowboard who is looking to learn and improve on a quality board. The reduced bevel (now 1.25mm) and new variable flex pattern of the Elite make it an wasy board to turn and learn the basics on.  The Elites also feature our new core and outside laminates which decrease vibration and increase binding strength by as much as 400% over last year’s models. Now available with Fastex or buckle bindings.

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Burton Elite 140 Snowboard

Burton Elite 140 Snowboard

The Burton Elite 140 Snowboard is now designed specifically for the rider under 130 pounds (60 kilos). We have tightened the stance and significantly loosened the flex pattern on these board to make it ideal for smaller and lighter riders.  The addition of a swallow tail and forward placement of the bindings also contribute towards making the new Elite 140 the ultimate performing snowboard for its rider profile.

Rider Profile – Beginner to low intermediate, lightweight rider who wants a high performance snowboard for the use on a variety of snow conditions from hardpack and ice to fresh powder.

Burton Elite 140 Snowboard Specifications on bottom of page.

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Burton Elite 150 Snowboard

Burton Elite 150 Snowboard

The Burton Elite 150 Snowboard is now a snowboard that entry level riders over 130 pounds (60 kilos) can both learn and excel on.  With the increased flexibility, especially in the nose of the board, the 150 can now handle bumps and powder with ease.  The board is still beefy enough, however, to carve solid turns on bulletproof hardpack. The responsiveness and versatility of the Elite 150 are what made it ideal for the inexperienced rider.

Rider Profile – Beginner to low intermediate snowboarder who wants a board that will not only be easy to learn on, but will be capable of handling difficult terrain in any snow condition once the rider has learned the fundamentals.

Burton Elite 150 Snowboard Specifications on bottom of page

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1987 Burton Elite Snowboard Specs

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steve-bayer-heroThanks to Steven Bayer for donating his boards for the photoshoot and to be displayed temporarily at The House Boardshop.

 

 

Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent Review

Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent

1 - KeltyGetting more than what you paid for is great.  The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent gives you that feeling because it won’t break the bank and it’s outstanding durability.  For long backpacking excursions or backyard slumber parties, the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent gets the job down in a small package that weighs less than 5 lbs.

Convenience is key, and the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tentt has it.  The ultra lightweight sturdy aluminum poles x-cross frame locks easily in place, it’s almost too simple and can be assembled by one person.  A single door located on the tent’s end allows for the users to freely enter and exit without having to crawl over the top of each other.

Fully taped seams can be found throughout the poly floor, fly, and No-See-Um Mesh stitching.  The 68D Polyester, 1800 mm material is softer and lighter to the touch than ever imagined.  The thin fly sets securely in place with corner buckles and hook-loop fasteners that hold great in strong winds and storms. The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent breathes with ventilation that’s unmatched and makes condensation virtually nonexistent.

A spacious 30 sqft of floor space along with 6 sqft vestibule is perfect for anyone on a solo mission.  Add in another person and roominess is slightly reduced, but the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent still has adequate space. It’s no wonder why the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent is one of the best in the two person tent class.  Get one before they’re gone, because they won’t be in stock for long.

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Key Features of Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent
– Backpack friendly compact folding poles
– Roll top cube carry bag
– Easy set up
– Free standing
– Kelty hug clip
– Easy entry D door
– Color coded clip and fly attachment
– Fully seam taped construction
– Internal storage pockets
– Gearloft loops
– No-see-um tent body
– Fly vent

Specifications
Seasons: 3
Number of doors: 1
Number of vestibules: 1
Capacity: 2
Number of poles: 2
Minimum weight: 4 lbs 1 oz / 1.84 kg
Packaged weight: 4 lbs 12 oz / 2.15 kg
Floor area: 30 ft2 / 2.79 m2
Vestibule area: 6 ft2 / .56 m2
Dimensions (L x W x H): 85 x 57/44 x 43 in // 216 x 145/112 x 109 cm
Packed size: 12 x 15 in / 30 x 38 cm

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Big Agnes Lost Ranger Sleeping Bag Review

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Lost Ranger Sleeping Bag

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For campers and backpackers who value a good night’s sleep and recognize that weather forecasts aren’t always right, the Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 Sleeping Bag is here! Made with a rectangular shape for more room in the foot box and the shoulders, the Lost Ranger is stuffed full of DownTek water repellent down insulation for big warmth even when it gets wet and features an integrated pad sleeve so you never have to worry about rolling off your pad again. The Isotect Flow system is a flow-optimized insulation system is engineered for efficient heat-distribution and natural body contouring, and the built-in pillow pocket is perfect for stuffing in a fleece or puffy coat to make a pillow. Sawing logs isn’t just for firewood when you have the Big Agnes Lost Ranger Sleeping Bag!

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Key Features of the Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 Long Left Sleeping Bag:

  • Integrated full pad sleeve
  • DownTek water repellent down insulation
  • Rectangular shape offers more room in foot box and shoulders
  • Mesh storage sack and nylon stuff sack included
  • Built-in pillow pocket holds a fleece or Big Agnes pillow
  • Interior fabric loops for sleeping bag liners
  • 70″ YKK #8 Left Sided Zipper. Mate together our left and right zip bags with same size zipper
  • No-draft collar seals around neck to keep cold air from sneaking in
  • No-draft wedge insulates the connection between the bag and pad
  • No-draft zipper tube insulates along the length of the zipper
  • Shell fabric: Down proof, nylon microfiber rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water
  • Lining: Soft and breathable, down proof nylon microfiber with stain resistant finish
  • Pad sleeve fabric: Nylon rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water
  • Flow Construction: Insotect Flow is a flow-optimized insulation system that delivers uniform heat distribution and natural body contouring through its revolutionary baffle design. Flow Construction eliminates lateral and vertical down shifting by using vertical chambers with Flow Gates to regulate fill positioning and density. Strategically placed Flow Gates minimize vertical down shifting while vertical chambers minimize lateral shifting. With continuous vertical Flow chambers in place of traditional side seams, Flow bags eliminate potential cold spots which can occur with side seams. Vertical baffles now flow with your body for more rapid and uniform body heat distribution
  • Long – Fits up to 6’6″/ 198cm

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Men’s Hiking Style Guide

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Function and fashion are important.  When exploring the world function is the most important.  If someone says that fashion doesn’t matter, it can be assumed they probably wears crocs to weddings and have no real say on the topic.  Get outside and look good exploring this beautiful world of ours.

3 - Down Jacket v2Arc’teryx Cerium SL Jacket

Perfect for layering on those blustery days, the Arc’teryx Cerium SL Jacket for men is the piece your wardrobe has been missing. Outstanding in its warmth to weight ratio, this cozy jacket will keep you going through plummeting temperatures and blustery conditions.  [PURCHASE]

 

3 - Rain Jacket v2Helly Hansen Loke Jacket

The Helly Hansen Loke Jacket is an essential light weight shell. Practical for a variety of weather conditions with full water and windproof yet breathable construction. With front storm flap to keep out wind and rain, and with vents to prevent overheating.  [PURCHASE]

 

3 - Hat v2Columbia Trail Dryer Cap

The Trail Dryer Cap has a sweat-activated, super cooling headband, offers UPF 50 protection from the sun and has a hook-and-loop back adjustment. Sometime the future is so bright you ahve to block it out with a brim.  [PURCHASE]

 

3 - Shoes v2Adidas Terrex Fast X GTX Hiking Shoes

For lightweight performance on and off the trail, lace up the Adidas Terrex Fast X GTX Hiking Shoes for men and get outside this season! Designed to be as comfortable as they are effective in wet and slippery conditions, the Terrex Fast X hiking shoes are made with a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex liner to keep your feet dry and happy no matter where the trail takes you.  [PURCHASE]

 

1 - WatchFreestyle Navigator 2.0 Watch

The Freestyle Navigator 2.0 Watch has a built in digital compass with 1° of resolution and declination adjustment to help make navigating a breeze. The Navigator 2.0 also features three alarms, a calendar, and a timer useful for many outdoor activities including hiking and running.  [PURCHASE]

 

1 - pantsMountain Hardwear Warlow Hybrid Pants

The perfect alpine spring climbing pant designed in collaboration with Mountain Hardwear’s athletes. Minimal design with maximum stretch and superior fit make the Mountain Hardwear Warlow Hybrid Pants the most versatile and well rounded outdoor pants know to man.  [PURCHASE]

 

 

 

Oakley Tour De France Eyeshade Sunglasses


Oakley Eyeshades Hero

1 - oakley-logo-120-07Oakley is proud to stand above the title of being the first optics company to create the world’s first sport performance specific sunglasses.  31 years ago Oakley introduced the Eyeshades Sunglasses and invented a category that brought to fruition a global market for sporting enthusiasts.  Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary from their 1984 release Oakley cracked open the vault to reintroduce the Oakley Eyeshade Sunglasses.

The Oakley Tour De France Eyeshades retro heritage collection includes length adjustability, interchangeable hook temples, updated nose bridge, a black iridium lens (Oakley’s most popular lens), and Tour De France insignia throughout.  

Lasting the test of time through stages, altitude, wins and losses, the Oakley Tour De France Eyeshades are here to stay.  Get your piece of history now because it may soon pedal past you.

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2015 Burton Custom Snowboard Review

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The World’s Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard

 

 

burton-logo-120-07The Burton Custom Snowboard is consistently the go to board for all of Burton’s top pro riders – from pow slashers, jump jocks, to pipe rippers, the Custom does it all.  With over two decades of innovation and the introduction of new technology, the 2015 Burton Custom Snowboard is by for the best model to date.

The classic camber profile provides pop and quick energy transfer along with it’s supportive Squeezebox Core Profile that allows for an even smoother power transfer.  Torsionally stiffer than those of years past, the 2015 Burton Custom Snowboard‘s 45° Carbon Highlights reduces weight and gives the board a race car type response.

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2015 Burton Custom Snowboard Key Features

User: Intermediate – Advanced
Terrain: All Mountain Freestyle
Size: 146, 151, 154, 156, 158, 160, 163
Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Camber
Stance: Set Back 1cm
Flex: 5ish/10 Medium
Core: Super Fly II with Dualzone EGD & Squeezebox Core Profiling
Fiberglass: 45° Carbon Highlights
Laminates: Lightening Bolts
Base: Sintered WFO
Edge: Frostbite 360° Wrap Stainless Steel

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Burton Custom Dimensions

 

 

 

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Scotty P’s Style Guide | Spring 2015

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Scotty P is a remarkable young man whos many talents are spread throughout every aspect of his life.  From his riding to his ambassadorial spirit for The House, Scotty sheds beaming rays of pure awesomeness everywhere he goes.  Get inspired by jumping into Scotty P’s Style Guide for Men’s Spring Fashion.

1 - watch v2Electric ED01 PU Watch

This retro watch has all of the modern functions needed to survive the wild world of today.  With tide prediction, moon phases, calendar, alarm, countdown timer, and light functions the Electric ED01 PU Watch is tough enough to get by even under 300 feet of water. [PURCHASE]

 

 

1 - Shoes v2Nike SB Lunar Stefan Janoski Shoes

Already a timeless classic the Nike SB Lunar Stefan Janoski shoes’ shock absorbing Lunar technology put the bar high for comfort.  With a combination of suede, leatherm and nubuck uppers anyone can look good without trying too hard. [PURCHASE]

 

 

1 - Shirt v3Nike SB Icon Logo T-Shirt

Getting by in warmer seasons isn’t an issue with the moisture wicking Dri-Fit cotton polyester blend of the Nike SB Icon Logo shirt.  It’s worn by the world’s best pro skateboards proving it withstands harsh realities of punishment and heat. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Jacket v3Burton Abrams Windbreaker Jacket

Ultra lightweight polyester and a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating allow the Burton Abrams Windbreaker jacket to go with the flow of life in the city and nature.  Keep cool and pack light all in the wrap of awesomeness. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Hat v3Analog PLA Trucker Hat

Parties come in many forms, and this hat is a celebration of the late Craig Kelly. Wear the Analog PLA Trucker hat with confidence knowing the right choices in life have been made.  [PURCHASE]

 

 

1 - Shorts v2Matix Welder Classic Shorts

Not all things are created equal, especially these Matix Welder Classic shorts.  A stretch friendly cotton polyester blend make for an ideal match to get up to get down.  Dress them up or down and put them to good use.  [PURCHASE]

 

 

 

 

Style Guide | Spring 2015 | Women’s Street Fashion

Style Guide Women's Spring Hero

 

1 - Sweater SmallBurton Bubble Sweater

With a flattering boatneck that flirts glances the Burton Bubble Sweater is sure to please.  To the touch the cotton, poly, and wool blend wraps the most comfort imaginable.   [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Shoes SmallSanuk Sailaway Shoes

Don’t let yourself drift too far after wearing these Sanuks. A eco friendly twist on a classic is all you need to stand out and blend in. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Sunglasses SmallElectric Txoko Sunglasses

Much like its collaborative creator, la Txoko stands unassisted through style. Craig Anderson’s elegance on water welds seamlessly through Txoko’s timeless lines and curves. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Tote v2 SmallBurton Sofie Tote

Whether its books, snacks, workout gear, or supplies for a day at the beach, the Burton Sofie Tote handles it all. This versatile tote is a handy sidekick whether speeding through hectic days that involve work or when packingfor a weekend away.  [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Wallet SmallBurton Tri-Fold Wallet

Feelings of paradise drift in with every touch of the Burton Tr-Fold wallet.  The Cerulean Pu Leather’s interior snap coin pocket relieves the stress of the day.  The simple hint of embossed logo on the metal badge show sophistication like no other.  [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Shorts SmallBurton Mid Shorts

The breeze walks the Burton Mid Shorts in to a perfect 5″ inseam of confidence.  The Dark Chambray twill floats with the grace of a cotton spandex blend.  With a subtle mountain logo embroidery hint the shorts displays touches of details. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Tank SmallBurton Piper Fashion Tank

As one fo the most versatile pieces in a wardrobe a tank should be perfect, and the Burton Piper Fashion tank is.  The Cotton, poly, and rayon tri-blend is a dream come true.    [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Ear Buds SmallBern Bud Earbuds

Standard buds feature durable plastic housings, 15mm drivers and rubberized cord. The Bern Bud Earbuds are great sounding for any occasion. Includes plastic travel case. [PURCHASE]

 

 

 

 

 

Style Guide | Spring 2015 | Men’s Street Fashion

Style Guide Spring Men's 2015

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Even avid winter enthusiasts enjoy the break of spring. Nothing sets a better seasonal tone than stepping into a beamingray of sunshine and absorbing the the fresh air. Why not make the experience a feel good and look good event. Jump into fresh threads and bring out the strut that’s been stretching to be used.

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1  - pants SmallRVCA All Time Chino Pants

The RVCA All Time Chino are slim-straight stretch twill chino pants with a zipper fly and stone wash. They feature slash pockets at front and welt pockets with button closure at back with RVCA solo label. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - watch SmallElectric FW02 Nato Watch

A heavy duty timepiece for the casual trekker, the FW02 incorporates sophisticated construction techniques and functional details with time proven classic aesthetics. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - socks SmallStance Beacon Socks

Cradling comfort with a 59% Combed Cotton, 18% Nylon, 10% Spandex, and 13% Elastic the Beacon socks are the next best thing to being barefoot. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - sunglasses smallElectric Black Top Sunglasses

Big on first impression, perfect on fit and comfort, the Black Top was born from the streets and raised in the concrete jungle. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - shoe SmallNike Stephan Janoski

Designed with insights from a skateboarding legend, the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max Men”s Shoe provides excellent impact protection and a natural ride with a Max Air unit under the heel and deep flex grooves. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Jacket SmallBurton Shadow Jacket

Before you start grabbing two of every animal, get your hands on the Burton Shadow Jacket for modern, flood-worthy rain protection. Advanced fit and fabrications deflect the worst weather without drowning out your style. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - bag SmallBurton Hardwick Duffle

With the perfect amount of room for your weekend getaway the Hardwick’s 28L fabrication wares well and feels good. Every man needs a duffle, and every man should have a Hardwick. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Henly SmallBurton Dwight Henly

Because basic cotton tees are for the minor leagues. The Burton Dwight Henley Tee is batting over .300 with its cotton/poly blend. With a slim fit that shows off what you’re working with, contrast sleeves, and a Henley placket, this is one tee that won’t be riding the bench this season. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Cap SmallGnarly Sandlot Cap

Throw this Sandlot throwback on backwards and put everything you’ve got into the swing of things.  With a enough style to last decades there’s nothing wrong with blocking the light of how bright your future is. [PURCHASE]

 

Best Stand Up Paddleboards For Yoga

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What makes a Stand Up Paddleboard Good For Yoga?

Just about any Stand Up Paddleboard will work, although there are a few key characteristics that make some boards better than others. The ideal SUP for yoga should be wide, stable, and offer enough buoyancy to keep you afloat.

Here are the characteristics of a good Paddleboard for yoga:

  1. Should be stable (width of 30″+)
  2. Should buoyant enough for your weight
  3. Should have comfortable deck pad
  4. Should be in your price range

Along with a board you may also want to purchase additional gear: A paddle , PFD (my favorite is the Quiksilver SUP PFD) , Boardshorts or Wetsuit , and a Water Shirt that will dry fast and protect you from the suns harmful UV rays.

Best Stand Up Paddle boards for Yoga:

SurfTech Yogaversal Stand Up Paddleboard

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$1199.00  SurfTec Yogaversal 

The SurfTech Yogaversal  is a great  board for all levels of yogis looking for a stable and durable board. So many Yogis were using Universals (as seen below) for classes and daily workouts Surftech is offering the Yogaversal. This board is 10”6″ x 31.8″ x 5″ and comes equipped with tie downs make it easy to secure a paddle or anchor off shore. The soft and durable deck pad provides a comfortable platform that any yogi will appreciate.

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SurfTech Universal Stand Up Paddleboard

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$959.95-999.95  SurfTec Universal 

The SurfTech Universal  is a great  board for beginners and intermediate riders looking for a stable and durable board. It’s three fin design provides the SUP with straight tracking through the water and allows the board to perform well in small surf. The High Volume design makes the board great for even the largest of riders. The soft and durable deck pad provides a comfortable platform for yoga.

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 Surftech AirSUP Paddleboard

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 $926.95 – The Inflatable Surftech Air SUP 

The Surftech Air Sup offers great stability at 33″ wide.   It has a Soft EVA traction pad which is a comfortable base for SUP Yoga.  Best of all, the AirSup is easy to inflate and easy to travel with, making it a perfect board to bring along on a hike, on a plane, or just to keep in the trunk of your car.

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Bic Cross Adventure Paddleboard

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$1299.95- Bic Cross SUP

Lightweight and Impact resistant the Bic Cross is an ideal all-around board for the whole family.  At 34″ wide, the board is very stable and with a volume of  260L this board can easily support the largest of Yoginis up 300lbs. The balanced rocker shape gives this SUP great handling in both flat water and surf.  Thanks to the full Eva Deck pad the Cross is also a great choice for families looking to SUP with their kids or pets.

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Rave Flight Soft Top SUP

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$899.95 – Surftech Gull Inflatable Paddleboard

The 31″ wide the Rave Flight is perfect for a begging paddler to a season vet.  With a soft top construction, this board is amazingly durable while remaining lightweight (24 lbs) alloying you so you can get in and out of the water easily with out worrying about dinging your gear.

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Starboard Astro Whopper Inflatable SUP

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$879.95 – Starboard Astro Whopper Inflatable

The Starboard Astro Whopper is the Swiss Army knife of inflatable SUP’s. With reinforced PVC-materials and a width of 35″ the Whopper is extremely strong and rigid, making  it perfect for yoga, flat water, whitewater and more. If you are not looking for an inflatable checkout the Whopper AST and Whopper ASAP (As Strong As Possible).

 

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Surftech Generator Paddleboard

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 $899-950 – Surftech Generator Paddleboard

The Surftech Generator offers a great blend of characteristics that make it a fabulous board for both surf and flat water. Its wide & thick design provides stability and buoyancy making it a great choice.  Another benefit of the Generator is the AST core which is a fused-cell EPS core, meaning it resists water absorption.

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Imagine Surfer Paddleboard

 

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 $599.95 – Imagine Surfer Paddleboard 

The New Imagine Surfer SUP is an ideal board for those looking to get in the sport. It is 34” wide which make it super stable and perfect for yoga. Though a bit heavier than others in it’s class, the Blow Molded Polyethylene provide the board with extreme durability, making it the ultimate do anything board. Whether you are borrowing it out to a friend or taking out for a little white water adventure you can rest assured that this board will stand up to just about anything.

 

When it comes to finding the Best Stand Up Paddleboard to suite your needs. You need to ask yourself a few question:

  • What else are you going to use the paddle board for?
    • Yoga, Surfing, Rivers, Fishing White Water, Races, Family fun, Windsurfing….
  • What’s the right size SUP for me?
    • You need to make sure the board can handle your weight
    • How much do you or your friends/family weigh?
  • How and where will you be  transporting and storing  your board?
    • Inflatable vs Rigid?
      • Inflatables – Rolls up, stows easily, fits in a trunk or closet and is small enough to be a check bag.
      • Rigid boards – offer increased performance yet are harder to transport and store.
  •  Whats my budget?
    • Paddleboarding can be expensive but so are gym memberships.

If you have any questions about finding the right size board feel free to give any our our knowable sales staff at 1-800-409-7669
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