HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR STAND UP PADDLE

How to choose your inflatable stand up paddle according to your practice:

First of all, Stand up paddle, just like the bike, is made up of several different practices. This results in a wide choice of products suitable for every practical need.
Indeed, there are many stand up paddle disciplines. SROKA’s inflatable stand up paddle boards allow you to go for a walk with family or friends, long-distance water sports, paddle racing, surfing and many other ways of rowing that depend only on your imagination.
The SROKA team has been invested in stand up paddle since 2013 and is working hard to develop the best products on the market at your disposal and accompany you with advice so that you can have maximum pleasure on the water. For us, the use of the right equipment with which you practice safely is paramount. We choose to offer different ranges of boards depending on the construction of the models, the sizes of the boards and the price of the boards. However, in this article we explain how to choose an inflatable stand up paddle, whether it is a SROKA or not.

The different muscles used during the practice of paddle :

How to choose your stand up paddle

Stand up paddle is an excellent physical training and fitness sport because it uses almost all the muscles of the body. The power of the rowing gesture certainly passes through the arms, but it is transmitted through the legs to make the board glide. In addition, the legs are stressed with regard to the general balance on the board. Finally, like any water sport, stand up paddle has a strong mental dimension because it is necessary to analyse the body of water, i.e. the water movements due to wind, waves, boats and currents, whether they are strong or not.

WHICH STAND UP PADDLE IS IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS?

The SROKA team has thought of the beginners. In fact, we have developed a range that allows you to start paddling in complete safety and with the right equipment.

The Easy range at SROKA is perfect for starting the SUP, whatever the intended practice.

For beginners in surfing, the Easy 8’x29″ inflatable paddle is ideal for learning and experiencing the joys of the waves. Its round outline and small size make the board easy to handle.

For cruising, the Easy pack in 10′(-90 kg) and 10’6(+90 kg) is perfectly adapted to beginners who want to discover water sports.

For long distance hikes, we have created the inflatable paddle Easy 11’6×32 and Easy 12’6×32. The 11’6 and 12’6 will meet the needs of all those who are looking for a pleasant glide with great stability.

Thanks to their streamlined lines and a pointed nose, the long-distance Easy’s keep a line of direction while maintaining a high level of stability.

THE LENGHT OF THE BOARD CHANGE ACCORDING THE RIDER’S JIGS :

The size of the board must be chosen according to the rider’s size and type of practice. We will choose the Malibu range for beginners: a 10paddle for weights under 90kgand a 10’6 paddle for weights over 90kg.
A beginner will want to oversize his board for maximum stability due to the large board width. He will be able to reduce the size (width in particular) of his board later on as soon as he is more comfortable.
The interest of a narrower board is to obtain more reactivity especially in the turns but also a better glide, this is the case with the Alpha 11×30 and 11×32.

Our Malibu stand up paddle is a versatile SUP, both for family outings, to admire the scenery, to go on picnics but also to take small waves on the shore. Note that the wider a stand up paddle is the more stable it is.

RIDE WITH SROKA INFLATABLE STAND UP PADDLES :

The SUP stroll is the most accessible discipline of the stand up paddle. Cruising consists in sailing/sliding on a flat water, combining sliding and rowing.

Cruising has the advantage of being accessible to everyone regardless of your desires and physical abilities. However, you must choose your board according to your level and the regularity of your rides. The All Around range will be suitable for beginners or riders who want to go to the water during the summer season, while the Alpha range will be more suitable for regular practitioners who want to achieve better performance.

The practice of stand up paddle is interesting because it allows you to set the majority of your muscles in motion. It is a very complete sport in terms of physical motor skills.

CRUISING WITH SROKA INFLATABLE STAND UP PADDLES : 

 

 

If you’re looking for a board for long rides, cardio work and performance, opt for the Alpha range that combines speed and stability. It is an excellent compromise for those who want a stable board with excellent glide.

The Alpha 12’6×31 and Easy 12’6×32 are touring type boards that combine the stability of the Malibu 10’6 with the slide of the pointed nose board range. With the tail (back of the board) a little wider than the 12’6×28, these boards have a better stability.