SUP - Inflatable Boards
Inflatable paddleboards aka isups have helped the sport explode in popularity by eliminating the major downside which is the huge size of the boards. Storing and transporting composite SUPs is simply not possible for many. Early inflatable paddleboards were a poor imitation of a composite sup, and were very heavy.
Modern inflatable paddleboards offer a fantastic level of performance whilst being lightweight and compact. They easily fit in the boot of a car, and are light enough to travel with on public transport. They are built using dropstitch construction and can be pumped up to high pressure creating a rigid structure.