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Which SUP nose bottom shape is best for you? Reuben explains all…

In this video Reuben talks you through the basics of the 3 main nose bottom shapes you will see on the SUP market. Round, round V and extreme V. If those words mean nothing to you... no worries, watch on!

We get so many questions around this subject, in a wide range of SUP disciplines. Whether it’s racing, touring, fitness or fast leisure paddling, lots of you are after boards to paddle faster or further.  Getting the right nose shape can really make a difference between getting a nice board and the perfect board!

By the end of this video you’ll hopefully understand which SUP nose bottom shape works best in which water conditions, allowing you to choose the best shape for you and your paddling needs.

We really hope this video has helped you learn more about this topic. Let us know what boards you’re riding in what conditions, in the comments below. And remember, if you want even more help to find the best board for you, sign into SUPboarder Pro and get in touch via ‘Ask the Experts’.

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Jenée Benning
1 year ago

That was very interesting. Thank you

Reuben Ellis
1 year ago
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1 year ago

Enjoyed watching it Reuben. When I first started more serious supping I thought speed was everything and thought the v nose flat rocker was the way to go. Then I went downwinding and watched my team mates disappear on the horizon. I bought a second hand blitz which has decent rocker and a nose that sits out of the water. For me the ability to catch waves improved massively as the board was doing more of the work . What’s more going out into waves was easier as the nose popped over them, and drafting was easier as you could… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

Great comment Andy, some really good points raised. Glad you are loving your boards. You are so right its not all about the fastest board on paper.

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