w00t! New boards are arriving tomorrow! Bought boards from SUP ATX out of Texas. We’ve paddled them once and thought they handled fine. At this point, we are just looking for an affordable way to get a couple boards so we can get out on the water whenever we want.
We did look at a bunch of other options but for the budget we had, nothing else was readily available. I do like the Surftech Joe French boards but they are pricier and they were out of stock – something that seems all too common in the SUP world. New 2012s look killer too but they won’t be out for a while.
SUP ATX has pretty much an unmatched deal for someone getting started in the sport. If you haven’t looked at equipment at all, boards alone often range from $1,000 to $2,500+. And the good carbon fiber paddles can go up to $400. With that being said, SUP ATX gives a very affordable option out there for a standard board. They run under $1,000 for BOTH the board and a carbon fiber paddle.
Looking forward to breaking them in!