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  • Differences Between Planing and Displacement Paddle Board Shapes

    differences between all around and touring SUP board shapesAny decision made when purchasing a paddle board has seemingly endless variables. From your size to the size of your budget, from flat water to ocean, and from planing to displacement hull shapes. Weighing in on advice from experts, including both your friends and your competitors is a great start. Continue reading

  • Paddleboarding 101: What You Need to Know

    paddleboarding 101 what you need to know by stand on liquidBy now you have probably seen a person or two partaking in stand up paddleboarding (aka SUP). This growing sport offers a fun, relaxing way to get fantastic exercise, unravel after a long day, and explore unknown waterways. With paddleboards being designed for nearly every type of activity, there's practically no end to what you can do. Whitewater river running, adventure touring, SUP yoga, fitness, racing, fishing, and family fun are just some of the opportunities that await you in the SUP world. Continue reading


    Five SUP yoga poses to learnYou love being on the water. You love the Zen that comes with a good yoga session. Why not combine the two? If you're new to SUP yoga here are some tips and tricks, and five great poses, to start out with for a peaceful, safe yoga session on the water. Continue reading


    bend whitewater park etiquetteAs you may know, Bend's new whitewater park opened this year! Now that the temperature is rising, more and more paddlers of all types will be flocking to the waves. If you're new to sharing the river, it can feel a little intimidating. We put together this crash course in river etiquette so every session on the water can be a fun one for everybody. Continue reading


    Paddle board safety tips and gearAs the days get longer and hotter, we increasingly find ourselves on the water. A little preparation goes a long way towards having a fun summer on your stand up paddleboard. Today, we'll go over some summer safety gear and basics. Continue reading


    Paddle board racing pro tipsHave you ever stood on the banks, cheering on a SUP race and you thought to yourself, "I want to do that!" Now is your chance. Good equipment is great, but good training is critical. Follow these tips to unleash your inner SUP racer & you'll be having podium dreams in no time. Continue reading


    Hey you on the couch! Yeah you, the one staring longingly at your stand up paddleboard! It may still be snowing in the mountains, but it's the perfect time to start training for the SUP season. If you want to hit the water with gusto this spring, try these four exercises to transform your off-season self into a mean, lean, paddling machine. Do this routine at least three times a week to improve your SUP strength before the season begins.
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  • SUP Board Storage Tips

    Not everyone who purchases a stand up paddle board lives close enough to the water to use it regularly. Whether you live in a temperate, tropical or polar climate, you've got to store your board properly to ensure that it stays in tip-top condition and ready for your next SUP excursion. Continue reading

  • What Does Stability Mean?

    Picking a Stable SUP

    The Bounce SUP Super Cruiser 11'6" Touring Paddle Board is considered one of the most stable boards on the market. But what does that mean? How stability is measured differs from sport to sport. It means one thing for surfers and another for stand up paddle boards. Continue reading

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