How rigid are Suprents.com paddle boards?

Here at SUPrents.com we are all about dispelling rumors.  Lately, there has been a nasty rumor going around.  Thankfully, it doesn't have anything to do with Ashley Madison.  The rumor is that inflatable paddle boards leave much to be desired in terms of ride quality.  We have been receiving questions regarding the rigidity and durability of the boards.  We get it.  We were skeptical when we first heard of inflatable paddle boards as well.  We were picturing someone standing on a glorified pool toy half submerged in water.  Thankfully that is not the case.  The Tower Adventurer paddle board is so rigid we put one of the owners of Suprents.com on the board being held 3 feet off the ground to demonstrate just how stiff this SUP gets.  

 One of our co-founders Scott took the family to the Oregon Coast recently.  Somehow he was able to sucker Jeff and Rick into holding him and the board up so he could demonstrate just how rigid our inflatable boards are.

One of our co-founders Scott took the family to the Oregon Coast recently.  Somehow he was able to sucker Jeff and Rick into holding him and the board up so he could demonstrate just how rigid our inflatable boards are.

The development of iSups or inflatable paddle boards has improved so much in the last 2 years it is truly astonishing.  With the advent of drop stitch technology inflatable paddle boards have essentially leveled the playing field with traditional fiberglass boards in terms of rider experience and far surpassed them in terms of convenience. 

We have heard the complaints from people that have tried an inflatable SUP in the past and hated it.  When pressed for more information it turns out these people were on a cheap 4 inch thick glorified kids pool toy over 3 years ago.  After some convincing, we got them to try the 6 inch thick Tower Adventurer board and they were shocked at how well it performed.  This board is made of 6 inch thick military grade drop stitch rubber.  This is the same material used in Zodiac rafts.  The way we see it, if it’s good enough for the Navy Seals it has to be good enough to SUP.  

 Jeff and Rick were not harmed during the photo shoot. ;)

Jeff and Rick were not harmed during the photo shoot. ;)

Still skeptical?  Take one out for yourself and see.  Our rental program is the perfect way to try before you buy.  Starting next week if you rent a board from us and decide you want to keep it we'll sell it to you at a discounted rate.