Skinfox SUP Boards - First-class standup paddleboards for beginners and professionals
A Skinfox SUP board offers paddling experience and newcomers to sports the best conditions for unforgettable experiences in stand-up paddling. Would you like to find out more about standup paddling or just have a look at the latest boards - Skinfox is the place for you. Beginners in particular often do not know which board is suitable for them. If the right SUP board is not chosen, stand-up paddling quickly ends in frustration. So that this does not happen and the fun factor remains high, you will find useful information about the properties of the different boards here. To make it easier for you to choose your new sports equipment, we are also introducing the latest Skinfox paddleboard models.
Standup paddling with Skinfox boards - getting around on the water in a trendy design
Standup paddling (short: SUP) is in vogue. Whether as fun for the whole family or as water sports with ambition - standup paddling is becoming increasingly popular in Europe. In this easy-to-learn sport, you move through the water standing on a tilt-resistant board and with the help of a stick paddle. Alone, in pairs, in groups of three or with a dog - the large boards from Skinfox offer comfort and security for every activity.
But standup paddling will not only inspire you as a pure leisure pleasure. Sport has numerous advantages. Getting around on the stand-up paddle boards is considered full-body training and gently stresses every muscle in your body. By constantly balancing on the SUP boards you activate the deep muscles, so standup paddling is suitable for strengthening the back and improving posture. The livelier the water, the more balance is necessary. You can start standup paddling at any age. How hard you use your paddle and drive your board is up to you. Everything is possible, from slow gliding over a fast ride to surfing. The SUP boards from Skinfox optimally support your ambitions.
There are only conjectures about the emergence of standup paddling. The origin of the sport is probably in Polynesia, where the fishermen paddle along the coast in their canoes. The bamboo rafts are known from Asia, which are also moved while standing and with a paddle. However, modern sport was only established in Hawaii in the 1960s. First, surf instructors used paddleboards to keep an eye on their surf students and to take pictures. Hawaiian surfers Kalama and Hamilton later developed the method further: Standup paddling became surf training for days without waves. It is now a popular cross-training method among other athletes as well.
Whether sea, lake, river or stream - in principle, every body of water is suitable for standup paddling. All you need is a SUP board and your love for water. You can find out which types of paddleboards are available and how you can find out which model suits you in the next section.
Standup paddleboards - types and models: which board for which purpose?
In general, for SUP boards you choose between inflatable boards (inflatable or iSUP boards) or hardboards. Since a SUP paddleboard has a length of between two and four meters, the inflatable boards offer you clear advantages during transport. The latest models are just as rigid and firm as the hardboards due to the material properties and pressure conditions. Long tours with the family are possible with them as well as sporty races or surfing. They convince with slim weights of less than ten kilos and a carrying capacity of 150 to 200 kilograms. A family trip with a tent and backpack is also possible. Anti-slip deck, holding devices, luggage net and the possibility of attaching a kayak seat make the new Skinfox boards complete. Paddles made of aluminum or carbon, pump and leash can be selected separately.
Touring, racing, cruising or surfing - properties of the stand-up paddle boards
If you want to buy a SUP board, you should know the properties of the boards so that you can choose the right standup paddleboard for your purpose. Standup paddling has various disciplines that determine the design of the boards. All-round boards are suitable for several disciplines and are often used by beginners or by occasional stand-up paddlers who want to get to know all sides of the sport. Skinfox also offers standup boards that can be used in a variety of ways. There are also boards for ambitious racing paddlers or surfers in the program.
Touring SUP boards
Touring SUP boards have to keep up over long distances. Their design is often slimmer and longer than that of leisure or all-round boards. The focus is on perfect gliding over long distances. In addition, good maneuverability is essential, which is achieved by the slightly tapered front end of the boards. The boards should offer you enough space for your luggage. They deliver the best performance in shallow and calm waters.
Racing SUP boards
The Racing SUP boards are designed for speed. Its basic characteristics are lightness and agility. Racing boards are narrower than touring boards with a very pointed front end. The rear part of the board is often kept narrower than on other SUP boards. As a result, they lose a little of their stability. You should therefore have a good balance for these boards. In principle, racing boards can be driven on all waters.
Cruising SUP boards
If you would like to "cruise" for a few hours on a lake or river or along your favorite coast, the cruising SUP boards are ideal. All-round boards are also suitable for this purpose. Such standup paddle boards convince with stability and comfort. They are wide and have rounded and wide ends. A cover pad that stretches across the entire surface invites to gymnastics on the water or to sunbathe.
Surfing SUP boards
Boards for SUP surfing are made for surfers and are among the smallest of the boards. They are even shorter and narrower than the racing boards. However, there are also differences here to meet the height, weight and level of knowledge of the surfer. The number of fins determines the stability of the surf.
Beginners or professionals - the right SUP board for your water sports experience
Beginners in SUP paddling who still need to become familiar with the sport are best to take a beginner's SUP board or an all-round board. The description of the boards usually gives information about whether they are suitable for beginners. For newcomers to paddleboarding there are also complete sets that contain everything you need for your first trip on the water. Entry-level boards are robust and lie well balanced in the water, so that you can quickly experience success. Make sure your board is thick enough to have enough buoyancy.
If you have gained a little experience and finally decided where your trip in standup paddling should go, you can dedicate yourself to the special boards. Experienced paddlers, who have become accustomed to balancing on the water, are usually looking for a board that is more agile and moves them faster. For paddlers who tend in the sporty direction and don't want to use their board just for relaxing leisure paddling, thinner and narrower boards make sense, which offer more flexibility on the water. But sportier boards are less stable and your leg muscles will be stressed much more.
The following sections introduce the Skinfox paddleboards. At Skinfox, professionals and beginners will find the optimal equipment for the paddling experience. Regardless of whether the basic accessories are already available or you are new to water sports. At Skinfox you can put together your equipment as you need it.
The Skinfox SUP boards: combination of sportiness and elegant design
The inflatable SUP boards from Skinfox offer you sportiness, elegance and stability. Due to the latest 4-Tech L-Core technology and the double-walled drop stitch processing, they are comparable to the hardboards in terms of robustness and rigidity. Added to this is the extremely low weight of the Skinfox boards. All boards are available as aluminum or carbon sets. Suitable equipment can be selected as required. With the Skinfox boards, you also have the option of converting your board into a kayak if you want to glide while sitting over longer distances. A kayak seat and a foot bar make it possible. The Skinfox paddleboards are available for beginners and professionals. At Skinfox you will find the right SUP board for every body of water.
The Skinfox Turtle SUP Board is an all-round board. It is suitable for beginners and can be purchased as a complete set with a carbon paddle, backpack, leash, pump and repair utensils. The light board has a weight of up to 185 kilograms and offers enough space on deck for leisurely trips. The turtle board is characterized by high tipping stability and directional stability.
The Skinfox Whale is a touring board that is fun for beginners and advanced. With a length of almost four meters and a high volume of 410 liters, it is an extremely comfortable board with high buoyancy that can be loaded with up to 200 kilograms. It is suitable for longer tours with several people or dogs on calm waters. Stability, robustness and load capacity are the advantages of the Skinfox Whale.
Skinfox Marlin Grand Touring
The Skinfox Marlin Grand Touring Board with its more than four meters is the longest board in the Skinfox SUP board family. It is designed for long-distance tours and an excellent board for trips with two to three people. The payload here is even over 200 kilograms. It is narrower than the turtle and whale with a tapered front end, which makes it glide quickly and easily through the water.
The Skinfox Seahorse SUP board is the smallest of the Skinfox boards because it is a little narrower than the turtle. This board offers excellent maneuverability and yet high stability. The sporty and agile board is suitable for advanced riders who are sometimes on rough water and want to try surfing. The EVA deck pad available on all Skinfox boards offers you a secure hold.
If you want to buy a Skinfox board, you can find all models at https://skinfox.com/de/sup-boards. In addition to the descriptions of the boards, you can also look at test reports and Skinfox accessories. Skinfox offers the possibility to reserve the SUP boards, since only a certain number of paddle boards are produced per year.