What separates PPB boards from the SUP pack? Besides our eye-catching designs and quality craftsmanship, it’s the engineering of our boards. So what entails “engineering” of a board? First and foremost, ALL our boards have a “shaped” underside. The underside of the nose-end is concave which allows water to flow underneath the board. This also allows for air to get underneath which helps elevate and “plane” the board at low speeds. As the water flows underneath the board, it meets a double-concave or “V” just before the fin box and flows through and out the rails behind the rider. The rails of ALL PPB boards are hard edged beyond the standing area to help expel water and soft edged in front of the standing area to help with maneuverability and break waves. You’ll see variations of “foil” or curvature of a board’s profile, length of hard and soft rail edges and location of a nose-end concave shape and double “V” depending on a board’s intended use. For instance, our Performance line of boards are also surf-style boards and have the highest nose and tail rise, or “foil” of any of our boards.
What does this mean for you? It means a PPB board will allow for better stability and glide than a flat bottom board. If you find a board at a great price, run your hand underneath it. If it’s dead flat, you’ll be “pushing” more water than gliding. You’ll huff and puff your way while someone on a well-crafted board flies by!
PPB Stand Up Paddle Boards: “Built to Last, Engineered to Perform and Designed to Impress”