Paddle boards are not little short boards that you can just throw anywhere - Three simple steps you should know -
First - how much does your paddle board weigh?
Usually the manufacturer’s website will list the board’s weight and your store representative should know it as well. But in the event you can’t find it quickly, here’s a simple method using your bathroom scale -
1. Weigh yourself ...don’t tell anybody :-)
2. Then pick up the board and weigh yourself and the board.
3. Subtract the weights and the difference is a close approximation of the board’s weight.
You will also have to take into consideration the boards bulk and thickness of the rails (its sides) before you just throw it up on the wall. Make sure you know the dimensions of the paddle board rack that you intend to use, as some of the storage systems can’t hold a thickness over 5 inches. This is crucial as the newer touring and racing paddle boards are typically at least 6 inches thick. This will save you time and headaches from “returns” that don’t fit. Also make sure you understand how the board will fit in the rack as some of the SUP rack systems are designed for minimal space and require a specific orientation ...to read more follow the link. Read More →