VIDEO: Pumping up an inflatable Red Paddle Co paddle board

In the video above, we see what’s involved in setting up your inflatable paddle board from Red Paddle Co. These boards pump up to 20-25 PSI meaning they are almost as rigid as hard SUPs but they pack down to a back pack and are easy to store, transport and travel with. Live in an apartment, don’t have a car, travel frequently? These inflatable stand up paddle boards are for you. Although, they work so well, people are choosing them over regular hard boards even if they can store, transport and carry the large hard boards.

Check out the full range over here at Green Water Sports: inflatable paddle boards.

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Paddle boarding or SUP health benefits

New to SUP? Green Water Sports wrote a great article “why paddle boarding is so good for us?” Then read their guides for choosing an inflatable SUP paddle board and choosing a SUP paddle.

Here is an excerpt from “Why is paddle boarding so good for us?” at GreenWaterSports.com:

Paddle boarding is a great all over body workout. Head to toe, every muscle is engaged in balancing on the board or during the paddle stroke with the bulk of the effort being done by the body’s ‘core’ muscles. As the name suggests, the core muscles are integral to the support and function of your whole body. A strong core is a strong body.

“It feels like you’re standing on an exercise ball, swimming and cycling at the same time!”

Read more of the SUP fitness article here.

Green Water Sports are the Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP specialists and they are the people to visit! Red Paddle Co SUPs use patented technology and techniques to produce the world’s best and most popular iSUPs (inflatable stand up paddle boards).

Buying a Red Paddle Co SUP

Buying a stand up paddle board (SUP) is really very simple. Our beach activity partners at Green Water Sports are the respected authority on inflatable Red Paddle Co SUPs and they’ve provided a few easy guides for paddle boarding beginners.

Firstly, you’ll want to consult this quick guide to choosing a Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board and then, you need a paddle of course, so you’ll want to check out this guide to choosing a SUP paddle. The paddle guide also has a section on how to measure your paddle so you can be paddling efficiently and comfortably right away.

Here is an excerpt from the guide at Green Water Sports:

Working out which stand up paddle board to buy should not be a difficult process. Board sizes, widths, volumes and construction can be a little overwhelming for first timers and skilled SUPers so we have put together a short list of things to consider when choosing a SUP board. Remember, once you have chosen your paddle board, you’ll need to chose a SUP paddle.

Choosing the right paddle board for you comes down to 4 criteria…

Read more of the guide to SUP boards here.

How to inflate a Red Paddle Co SUP

This is a short how-to on how to inflate a Red Paddle Co inflatable stand up paddle board, iSUP or inflatable SUP. The process is fairly simple:

  • Unzip the Red Paddle Co SUP backpack.
  • Remove the inflatable stand up board and pump.
  • Remove the board strap and unfurl it on even ground. A grassy or sandy patch is best.
  • Set the valve into the inflate position (this stops the air escaping when you disconnect pump).
  • Attach the pump line to the board’s valve.
  • PUMP! PUMP! PUMP!
  • Pressure should be at least 15psi but best to pump to 20psi – takes about 5-10 mins depending on your technique and fitness.
  • Don’t forget to attached your stand up paddle leash.
  • Off you go!

For a video on how to inflate your iSUP, check out this video at Green Water Sports.

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Paddling an inflatable stand up paddle (SUP) board

Paddle boarding on an inflatable SUP is identical to paddle boarding on a regular, hard or rigid stand up paddle board. Inflatable paddle boards even come with extra bonuses a hard board can’t offer. They are:

  • User friendly and kid friendly rails and deck.
  • Comfortable footing and deck grip with a natural suspension of the board.
  • And we haven’t even mentioned the awesome portability of a board that rolls up into a back pack and can be thrown in the trunk of even the smallest cars!

View some of the SUP tutorials for more info about paddling a SUP board. Over at Green Water Sports, they have a full range of the Red Paddle Co inflatable stand up paddle boards.

Ke Nalu SUP paddles – which one do I choose?

Ke Nalu is a plug and play SUP paddle system. All blades, shafts and handles are interchangeable which makes for easy customisation and upgrading

Ke Nalu currently offers 7 blades, 5 shafts and 5 handle options. The blades are all carbon (almost):

  • Elite Molokai
  • Elite Maliko
  • Elite Wiki
  • xTuf Molokai
  • xTuf Maliko
  • xTuf Wiki
  • Honu (Nylon)

The shafts are all carbon:

  • xTuf
  • xTuf(Stiffer)
  • 90 Flex
  • 100 Flex
  • 100 Flex Long

The handle options are all carbon:

  • Classic T
  • Ergo
  • Ergo T
  • Extended Ergo T
  • Extended Ergo T & Adjustable Bracket

That’s 175 paddle combinations. You’ll find what you need!

The Ke Nalu SUP paddles are now available via our activity partners at Green Water Sports. View the Ke Nalu range here or see the entire range of SUP paddles available here.

 

How do you stand up paddle board?

Green Water Sports has some great tutorials about the basics of stand up paddle (SUP) boarding. It is worthwhile checking them out for pretty much every step along the way to get you on the water SUP paddling happily and safely. The general theory is “if you can stand up from a sitting position on the floor, you can stand up and paddle around on a stand up paddle board!” It’s that simple.

The videos in the tutorial articles at Green Water Sports feature the Red Paddle Co inflatable SUPs which are the leading inflatable SUP boards on the market.

If you’ve ever wondered why SUP is so popular, and why it is so healthy for you, you should check out the article about “why is paddle boarding is so good for you?”

Read the articles, follow the tutorial videos, take a close up look at one of the Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP paddle boards, and we’ll see you out there on the water! Good luck!

Buying a stand up paddle board at Green Water Sports website

Green Water Sports are the best site on the web for buying an inflatable SUPs by Red Paddle Co. In an industry survey in 2012, Red Paddle Co SUPs were voted the world’s best and most popular iSUPs (inflatable stand up paddle boards.

The most popular model in their paddle board range is the Red Paddle Co 10’6″ inflatable SUP. Green Water Sports reviewed this paddle board on their site a few months back. Read the review here: 10’6″ Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP Review.

A snippet from their review here:

The Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride is a great all round stand up paddle board. It also happens to be an inflatable which gives you great benefits… The advantages of an inflatable (storage, transportation, bombproof rails and construction) far outweigh and disadvantages (pumping it up and little flex). It’s my go to board…

You can head directly to their inflatable SUP board page here if you already know you want one!

How do I assemble my Ke Nalu SUP paddle?

Our activity partners over at Green Water Sports have released a quick guide on how to assemble your Ke Nale SUP paddles. The Ke Nalu SUP paddles arrive in separate pieces. Blade, shaft and handle. To assemble, it really is quite simple, don’t worry!

Other fixed length SUP paddles require the same trimming of the shaft and gluing the handle in place. With the Ke Nalu hot glue system, you can make mistakes and just reheat and adjust everything until perfect.

Follow the Ke Nalu SUP Paddle tutorials by Bill over at Green Water Sports.