Hypr Stand-Up paddle boards

I was just wondering if anyone had tried the Hypr SUP boards, or any other SUP boards, for that matter. Any opinions forming out there? It seems like the manufacturers are really proliferating. Any recomendations for rookie SUPers?

Submitted by Jim on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 5:58pm



do your research before you spend any money on a hypr product.

just do a forum search and you'll see what i'm talking about.


#1 Sat, 12/22/2007 - 8:00pm


Here we go again.


#2 Sun, 12/23/2007 - 3:48am


My intent is not to start another round of Hypr-warfare. I'm really interested in hearing about the actual boards, if anyone has tried one. Maybe some comparisons to other SUP boards out there, just a general discussion of the sport and hopefully reviews of the various boards, including Hypr, but w/ out the things we've heard in the past. We're all aware of the problems they've had, no need to go there again!


#3 Sun, 12/23/2007 - 3:55am


I didn't even know they were making SUP's. Is there any info about them anywhere? I don't see anything on the Hypr web site. There are open ocean boards on the C4 site now. But they run $3000. Might as well buy a one man...

Edit: they have a cheaper "stock" model for around $2200 or so.


#4 Sun, 12/23/2007 - 9:56am


Hyper is a JOKE in Hawaii probably the worst rep of all canoe or water products . Were have you been ?


#5 Sun, 12/23/2007 - 11:16am


Kiezo, do your thing!!


#6 Mon, 12/24/2007 - 4:30am


What about the Laird (Surftech) 12'-1"? Supposed to be a good novice cruising board.


#7 Mon, 12/24/2007 - 7:24am


Hi,

The C4 range has anything you would want in a SUP, They have also been developing them the longest as far as I have seen.
There boards are great in the surf, canʻt wait to try the Vortice boards.

Regards,

Koka


#8 Mon, 12/24/2007 - 1:01pm


Hyper has a great beginners SUP. There SUP have sold almost entire inventory. Great in the surf very user freindly. Three sizes to choose from. 10.5, 11.5, 12.5 All boards have a custom finish. Check it out


#9 Thu, 12/27/2007 - 7:54pm


uh, check "it" out where. what is this "it" you speak of? Perhaps "it" could be a web address...

Never mind, the "it" just appeared on the Hypr web site as of 12/25. Wonder who put the design time into the "it" over there? They seem to be very large pieces of "it"


#10 Thu, 12/27/2007 - 10:52pm


How 'bout those Jimmy Lewis boards? Epoxy construction and fairly affordable. Anyone try those? Are the C4 boards ( aside from Vortice) traditional construction? A regular fibreglass SUP board must take a real beating...


#11 Fri, 12/28/2007 - 6:15am


Originally SUP boards were made with standard PU foam and polyester resin. They hold up well but are HEAVY compared to epoxy. I know one of the guys that brings in blanks to Oahu and he still sells the PU blanks for fiberglass SUP's like they are going out of style. So someone must be surfing em.


#12 Fri, 12/28/2007 - 9:45am


Want to learn everything about SUP? Go to the following sites - they're unbiased, accurate, and most importantly, will give you some instruction about ettiquette and how to keep this sport growing in a healthy fashion:

http://www.paddlesurfhawaii.com/
http://www.standupzone.com/
http://www.paddlesurf.net/

Likewise, you can email me directly and I can give you all my knowledge of boards, manufacturers, what to be wary of, and if you're in San Diego, I'd be glad to do a session with you to show you the basics of paddling, surfing, and surfing ettiquette.

Aloha,
Mike Pollard
Founder - International Waterman
West Coast Product Representative - Maui Rippers
mike@sdwaterman.com


#13 Fri, 12/28/2007 - 3:35pm


Go Bananas in kapahulu carries a wide range of SUP. Jimmy Lewis, Hypr and others.


#14 Mon, 01/07/2008 - 9:58pm


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