Walden, Nsp or Nelson

Bongadav

New Member
Apr 12, 2022
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Uk
Thanks all for the input.
My heart is saying neo classic, I love the look of them.
My head is saying Walden or NSP because of greater volume, about 10L. And maybe more user friendly.
When I pop up on my 9'6" my Achilles back leg feels like a lump of lead, that's 8 months post injury.
I don't know, too much thinking is bad!
 

surf1ng

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Jan 22, 2022
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Why not get a cheap, used SUP to paddle around on until your achilles improves? It will do more for your achilles strength than the minimal time actually spent standing while on a wave. Paddle around in the flats, catch some waves were there's no one surfing.
This is a great suggestion.
When riding a SUP, the ankle stabilisers are firing all the time to help maintain your balance - even if you rode one on the flat water as a “cross training” activity when the surf is crap it would no doubt help your achilles to get stronger.
 

Artz

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Nov 22, 2018
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This is a great suggestion.
When riding a SUP, the ankle stabilisers are firing all the time to help maintain your balance - even if you rode one on the flat water as a “cross training” activity when the surf is crap it would no doubt help your achilles to get stronger.
Very good advice.
 

Bongadav

New Member
Apr 12, 2022
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13
Uk
The problem is,
I hate SUPs!
I don't want to be seen on one. I know it sounds pathetic but I'd rather sit in a dark room that have anything to do with those things. Too many numpties dropping in, ocean owning, name calling etc.
 

SMUKES

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Jun 23, 2009
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The problem is,
I hate SUPs!
I don't want to be seen on one. I know it sounds pathetic but I'd rather sit in a dark room that have anything to do with those things. Too many numpties dropping in, ocean owning, name calling etc.
An SUP is a poor choice as the width will make it tough on old shoulders to paddle and handle in the water.
 

Cuttlefish

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May 26, 2008
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An SUP is a poor choice as the width will make it tough on old shoulders to paddle and handle in the water.
Well if you prone paddled it yeah. The standing up and paddling shouldn't hurt your shoulders if you have the appropriate sized paddle blade, shaft length and good technique.
As a disclaimer: I have paddled plenty of sup's on flat water and inside rivermouths but surfing them is not my thing.
 




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