Menu
Pro Login/Register
Shop

SUP Shapes Explained / SUP bottom shapes

In this new SUPboarder Pro video series we are going to be looking and talking about the design features and shapes on your SUP. In this first video we are going to be talking about SUP bottom shapes.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

17 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
kekoa
kekoa
3 years ago

Excellent tutorial on bottom design!
Thank you guys! Makes me want to go and analyze some boards now, and know how they will perform because i know what i’m looking for.

gregjet
gregjet
3 years ago

Ok Great discussion on bottom shape and effects, however you have the board/water physics around the wrong way. Even when surfing, The water does not move ( most of the time), board does. Even on a wave ( not breaking), the water is going up and down ( with a little shuffle forwards and back). If the water is moving anywhere relative to the board it is being moved sideways, plus any forward movement induced by drag. This is important because the actual water velocities , even when a board is moving quite fast are quite slow. The board is… Read more »

cam
cam
7 months ago

Bit confused here. On one of Norm Hanns video he said His Sunnova eco expedition is a flat bottom. It is designed for the ocean, however Reuben, in this video you said flat bottom is not great in the chop. Ocean boards encounter lots of chop no ? at about 3.40 in the video he mentions the “nice flat bottom” please explain

Cameron Madill
Cameron Madill
6 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I wasnt thinking rocker I was thinking bottom surface. ie flat vs concave or V shaped. I better watch your video again. Would my Go 10.8 single concave bottom be better or worse than a flat surface board in chop (rocker being equal) ?

cam
cam
6 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Great info. Thanks. I am surprised that a concave is good for surfing. Maybe I should take my Go 10.8 in the Surf. On the other hand the starboard “Go Surf” has a V bottom

cam
cam
6 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I think the Go surf is all V isnt it ?. I think Beau will be doing a video of this one. Will be interesting to see it

cam
cam
6 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I wasnt thinking rocker I was thinking bottom surface. ie flat vs concave or V shaped. I better watch your video again. Would my Go 10.8 single concave bottom be better or worse than a flat surface board in chop (rocker being equal) ?The sunova expedition has a flat surface bottom

cam
cam
7 months ago

I have a Go 10.8 hard sup with the concave bottom and I also have a generic flat bottom 20 pound carbon 10.2 x32 surf sup. It seems that the flat bottom carbon surf sup is more twitchy in moderate lake chop. I can be sent off balance easily in chop. I thought maybe it was because the carbon material doesnt flex but also it could be the flat bottom according to this video . So far the Go seems ok in moderate chop. I have to test both these boards in heavier ocean chop

cam
cam
6 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

The Go is much smoother in the chop. The 10.2 x 32 Carbon surf sup is twitchy in the chop. Carbon doesnt give right ?

Related brand posts

Related posts

QR: SUP Shapes Explained / SUP bottom shapes

Brand Partners

17
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x