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|Monday, 10 January 2011 00:00|
To Stand UP Paddle in Whitewater, where there are rocks, rapids and low water depth, you need especially designed boards, the normal Epoxy boards and shapes are not safe to use in White Water. Imagine Surfboards has pioneered the development of Whitewater boards. They are made of PE instead of Epoxy and they are hollow inside. They have a lot of volume which gives a lot of stability. They are built in a way that you can ride them without or with very short fins.
The hollow construction has another advantage: you get a lot of storage space in the inside, so you can also take a sleeping bag or substinence for longer Tours.
The following IMAGINE PE boards have been specifically designed for White Water
"The new Surfer is the ultimate board for anyone just getting into stand up paddling. Wide, stable and easy, it will get you out there and onto the waves “right now.” As good as it is at the beach, the Surfer is great to cruise pristine lakes, and explore backwater bays and inlets. From yoga enthusiasts, to kids at play, or anyone simply wanting to tan out on the water, the Surfer brings it all."
"The Stand Up 10 is designed to be very stable, and very easy to paddle as soon as you step onto it the first time. It tracks amazingly well, so even beginners without a “J Stroke” can paddle it easily. It’s also designed to be a very dry ride, so it can be used in areas with warm air, and cold water. It’s short length also means its easy to transport and store. While it is not intended to be a surfing board, it is certainly capable of surfing easy waves for fun. The board is outfitted much like a recreational kayak, with end and side grab handles so it can be carried by two people from the ends, a center recess to cary it solo, a hatch which allows access to the inside for gear transport (so you can cary your own stuff), bow deck rigging for quick access to water bottle, a wind breaker etc."
"The Stand Up 11 differs from the SU12 and SU10 in that we made a few small but critical changes to the way we make the board to take it to that next level. The board performs much in the same way as the Stand Up 10, with that little extra speed you get from the added length. The first change is that instead of using the twin layer sandwich construction of the other two boards, this uses a triple layer sandwich making it that little bit stronger. Then the hatch rims are molded right into the board, so no extra parts are screwed on which if not done with the same attention to detail that we use, could ultimately leak over time. The hatch covers are rubberized urethane urethane so you get a perfect seal. The front hatch is also much larger so you have that extra access to the inside for storage of your gear."
"As soon as people moved inland with SUP, they started to explore rivers. Today this is an exciting alternative to whitewater kayaking, and that’s why we created the Rapidfire. A radical departure from surf shapes, it’s optimized to make class 2 whitewater easy, and class 5 possible. The generous rocker, and high volume center help you run through almost anything - even waterfalls and slides."
Check out this video and you get an idea what you can do with Imagine Whitewater Boards....
|Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2011 20:52|