WindSUP + van + beer gut

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by TwoFish » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 am

wully wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:21 am
I’ve got a nice new SUP that’s 9 feet and 140 Ltr s - it is no where near as stable as the 10’ 6” Naish it replaced.
I guess that's my dilemma. If the loss of stability between those sizes is really that significant, then maybe I need to accept that 'behind the seats' is not really a sensible option. Are you talking primarily about windSUPing stability or are you referring to wobbling around with a paddle?

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by ronnie » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:37 pm

Another possibility is a Quatro Glide 8' 10" 160 litre - it has a an insert for a mast. It is 34" wide - compared to the 152 litre Sealion XL at 30", or the Naish Hover 150 at 32.5". On the Quatro site, a 120kg user says nice things about the 8' 10".

There was one available second hand about 6 months ago.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quatro-Glide ... 7675.l2557

This 2017 test suggests that it has rocker that suits the float and ride type of windSUP, but in the 2019 video, Keith says that he has made flatter the tail rocker on the 2019 models.
https://www.windsurf.co.uk/test/quatro- ... -8-review/


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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by wully » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:02 pm

TwoFish wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 am
wully wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:21 am
Are you talking primarily about windSUPing stability or are you referring to wobbling around with a paddle?
Wobbling with Paddle...no worries wh3n I have my nice KS3’s to hold onto.

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by PK1111 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:32 pm

Yeah, paddling needs a lot more volume till you getgood!
But for windy rigging, usual volume measures work fine.
For me, more than 100 litres feels quite stable and up haulable.

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by TwoFish » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:25 am

OK. That's reassuring. So it sounds like, should I get the urge, I can do wibbly-wobbly paddling on my big iSUP and therefore a behind-the-seats windSUP is a realistic option for light wind, move-my-feet-around float-and-ride-stuff. Thanks gents. Excellent input.

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by ronnie » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:03 am

TwoFish wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:25 am
OK. That's reassuring. So it sounds like, should I get the urge, I can do wibbly-wobbly paddling on my big iSUP and therefore a behind-the-seats windSUP is a realistic option for light wind, move-my-feet-around float-and-ride-stuff. Thanks gents. Excellent input.
For me - I wish I had bought a short windsup years earlier. You don't have to chase really light winds any more, and if the wind is under 12mph, I can find somewhere nice to paddle. It is good for exercise and balance. If the wind would spoil the paddling, then you can put a sail on and play about.
It means there are very few days you can't get on the water.
Wind and chop are the things that make paddling it not nice, but putting a sail on it solves that.

Once I had got to a reasonable level on the 7' 6" 115 litre (eg. I could make it turn in a circle round the side I was paddling on) I took a SUP lesson about better technique and surf stance paddling and found I could hop straight onto his narrow racy SUP and charge around on that - so getting used to a small sup will develop your SUP skills and be good exercise.

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by TwoFish » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:38 pm

I never did report back. So, in the end, I picked up a second hand Sea Lion XL a few weeks ago. That has of course guaranteed a complete absence of weekend swell ever since, so windSUPing has yet to happen. Thanks all for the input here; helpful and appreciated.

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by Max » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:12 pm

and the beer gut has shrunk ?

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by TwoFish » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 am

Max wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:12 pm
and the beer gut has shrunk ?
Sadly not. The Sea Lion designation is physique appropriate.

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Re: WindSUP + van + beer gut

Post by wully » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:13 pm

I made the mistake of giving Diane a go on my SUP in Kerry. It is now no longer my SUP.

However a new Hypernut 4 in 1 is..

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