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Product DescriptionGreat for all skill levels, the Scott Burke Classic SUP is custom molded with a high-density 100% waterproof EPS foam core and 3 multi-layered laminated wood stringers coated with waterproof resin. The high-density polyethylene deck and bottom remain durable for extended performance and include a heat-laminated slick bottom coating. Fin box with 9" fiberglass-nylon fin plus two removable fins. A deck mount at the nose lets you add your action camera and capture your on-water adventures. Molded nylon SUP handle with finger grooves allows easy carrying.
This complete stand-up paddleboard package includes a surf leash, neoprene ankle strap, bungee deck straps, floating SUP paddle that adjusts from 70.5"-87", and Roof Shield instant padded roof racks that make it easy to strap your paddleboard to almost any vehicle. 10'6" x 31" x 5.25". Weighs 24.8 lbs. For riders up to 300 lbs.
Advances in technology and materials have greatly improved the construction of stand-up paddleboards. The methods and materials used will determine the weight of the SUP as well as its durability.
EPS Foam Core – Most SUPs start with a simple expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam core. EPS is very lightweight, but because there is air within the foam cells, water can seep in and deteriorate the core. Better than EPS is a fused-cell EPS core which is watertight and more durable. The Classic features an EPS foam core construction. Soft boards like the Classic are made with an EPS foam core, then stiffened with wood stringers. The board is then sealed to prevent water entry and finished with bumpers and pads. Soft SUPs are great for use in shallow water, and they're a little more forgiving when the rider takes a spill.
The body or hull of a stand-up paddleboard determines how it performs in the water. There are two types of SUP hulls – planing and displacement.
Planing Hull – The planing hull is found on all-around boards and is best for the paddler who wants just one board that can do it all. A planing hull is flat like a surfboard. It's designed to ride on top of the water and performs great in the ocean as well as flat water. A planing hull tends to be more stable, so it's best for beginners as well as recreational and surf paddling. The Classic features a planing hull for stability.