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GETTING MORE PEOPLE ON THE WATER

GETTING MORE PEOPLE ON THE WATER

Stand up paddle boarding is a sport for everyone, regardless of age, gender or size.  The SUP community is very inclusive but, as with many sports, the majority of the advertising imagery used by the sport's brands does not always reflect 'real' people.  So, for the record, you do NOT need to look like the cast of Baywatch in order to go paddle boarding!   Paddle boarding does require effort and a bit of energy but regardless of your shape and weight, this IS a sport for you! 

The Problem with Self-Rescue
(ie. getting back on)

 Over the last few years we have taught hundreds of people of all ages, body shapes and fitness levels to stand up paddle board and one thing we can all agree on is that getting back on the board is probably the single most tiring part! 

  Getting back on, or the 'self-rescue' to give it its proper name, takes some exertion for sure.  You need some upper body strength and a strong kick with your legs to propel yourself upwards in order to clamber on to your board - glamorous and dignified it is not!

One thing we have observed is that wearing a buoyancy aid can make the self-rescue harder to do as they essentially make the wearer wider.  We also find that larger framed or plus size paddlers can also find the self-rescue more tiring and difficult. 

This applies to both men and women.

The Solution!

The SUP haul allows the user to use the bigger and more powerful muscles in their legs to push themselves up on to the rear of the board and use their arms to help by pulling at the same time.  

Uniquely, the SUP haul  works by using the rigidity of the board itself as the anchor point for the foot-loop.  This is both safer and stronger, plus the SUP haul converts in to a shoulder strap and a board-tie.  

The Design

The SUP haul has been designed, tested and manufactured in the UK.  We have used only certified and weight rated components that have been sourced from primary and trusted manufacturers.  In addition, the SUP haul has been independently tested for it's tensile strength at an automotive and safety restraint facility based on the south coast of England.

Customer Feedback...

"Purchased one of these last week and it's the only way I've found to get back on the board.  68 years young and slightly overweight and it works a treat. I'm really pleased with it, great product and good quality."  Phil.

"What a great idea!  So much better to have the whole board taking the body weight rather than the carry handle.  This will provide a real safety net for less agile beginners. Elaine (SUP Instructor).

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