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Why Glide?

Durability, Performance and Light weight. That’s it. What more is
anyone really looking for in a stand up paddle board? We have a stand up
paddle board for every skill level from beginner paddlers to advanced
paddlers.

Glide was founded back in the early days of paddle boarding when our
founders realized that traditional epoxy hard SUPs (you know the shiny
rigid boards with the pretty designs and the EPS foam core?) were far
too fragile for river paddling.

A Stand Up Paddle Board that can handle abuse

After much trial and error, these mad scientists came across a
coating that was used by the Department of Defense for application on
our submarines to allow them to glide over long distances 10 percent.
The other benefit of this technology was that any object it was applied
to was able to absorb 600 times the abuse that it could normally
withstand while adding next to no additional weight. The first test was
to convince a local trucker to drive his semi-truck over a paddle board
while the pointed nose (or displacement hull) of the board was elevated.
When that stand up paddle board didn’t break, Team Glide knew they had
found a winning formula.

What is Glide Surface Shield?

In the years that followed, Glide’s hard boards that utilize our
patent pending GSS (Glide Surface Shield) have been a mainstay of paddle
board rental fleets globally because renters are far more abusive to
stand up paddle boards than a river could ever hope to be. Try dropping
that pretty epoxy stand up paddle board which uses old surf board
technology in the parking lot on the way to your flat water paddle board
session at an alpine lake and then let us know how much water the hard
paddle board takes on because of the ding that was created and you will
quickly understand the benefit of GSS.

That gorgeous, epoxy all around paddle board typically will lose its
luster after a season of paddle strikes and bumps from unseen rocks.

Paddle boarding can get a little rough

Recreational paddle boarding enthusiasts that don’t want to have to
treat their paddle board like a Faberge egg soon became loyal customers
Glide customers as well. Most customers feel that they get better
performance and extra glide out of each paddle stroke on our SUPs.

Whether you are interested in long distance paddling on touring
paddle boards or riding waves on a shorter board (known as surfing SUPs
with a planing hull) or practicing yoga on a wider board with ample
room, you will find the performance characteristics of a Glide solid
board to be top notch. We test each SUP extensively to make sure each
board performs to our exacting standards. There is no excuse for the
entire family not to get into paddle boarding.

Our fun loving factory guys created a whole video series on YouTube called “Will it Break Wednesday” where they essentially risk life and limb trying to break one of our solid boards.

Home of the Finest Inflatable SUPs on the Market

Once inflatable stand up paddle boards became the rage, we realized
that we were going to need to revolutionize that market as well because
most of the brands were using technology that was only a grade or two
better than pool toys. After a lot of expert advice from more advanced
paddlers, we introduced our O2 inflatable paddle board line in 2015.

Glide inflatable paddle boards can be inflated to an
industry-dominating 25 PSI when properly inflated. Every square inch of a
Glide inflatable SUP is pure quality.

Unlike most other companies that make stand up paddle board, we own a
factory which gives us complete quality control over each paddle board
we make. This means we can produce the right board for every paddler.

Key features of our Inflatable SUPs

Other boards don't offer the cornucopia of extra features and other
accessories that a Glide inflatable SUP board comes with. Most
inflatable SUP paddle board brands don't throw in kayak seats and carry
straps with their inflatable SUP boards. And our storage bag is a
state-of-the-art backpack with roller wheels. Whether you are looking at
shorter boards or longer boards, our inflatables won't take up much
storage space.

We offer a board thickness of 6 inches which means it can handle a
higher weight limit and won't be prone to the "tacoing", which is a
problem for many boards out there. So you don't need to worry about the
weight capacity so that you still get that stable feel with the extra
weight that a child or a dog adds to inflatable SUPs. You can load our
boards with more weight than your average SUP and still get great
performance out of them.

SUP Yoga

Glide started the Paddle Board Yoga phenomenon by designing the
industry’s first yoga specific paddle board which was featured in the
WanderLust festivals. Practicing yoga on a paddle board really
intensifies the yoga experience and our Lotus yoga board is now
available as both a solid and inflatable stand up paddle board. Because
the board design was approved by world class yogi's, it has a stable
feel for the particular needs of yoga enthusiasts. It also has a
modified displacement hull to cut through chop.

It's a wider board that has a deck pad which is the size of a yoga
mat so all yoga poses can be performed on it. Each Glide paddle board,
regardless of the size of the deck area, has a deck pad made of EVA foam
which is incredibly comfortable on the feet.

We design our yoga SUP with more volume because more volume means
higher weight capacity. Higher weight capacity than the average SUP
gives you the ability to do more advanced poses and not feel unstable. 

SUPs for every skill level and SUP discipline

In addition to boards for SUP yoga, we also make touring boards
(identified by the pointed nose or displacement hull), all around SUP
boards, fishing SUPs (with multiple attachment points to accommodate
fishing rods), race boards and whitewater SUP boards.

Regardless the board length and width, Glide has a paddle board for
all skill levels that will give you a smooth ride. We literally have a
paddle board for the entire family. Most people absolutely love the
value proposition that our SUPs offer whether it's their first time out
or they are an expert, Glide boards are a great choice.

Not your average recreational equipment

As water sports enthusiasts, we understand the nuances of paddle
boarding through various waterways and with customer feedback we’re
always at the whiteboard looking for ways to take our product even
further. You will also find that our customer service is truly second to
none.

Home of the Finest Inflatable Paddle Board on the Market

Once inflatable stand up paddle boards became the rage, we realized that we were going to need to revolutionize that market as well because most of the brands were using technology that was only a grade or two better than pool toys. After a lot of expert advice from more advanced paddlers, we introduced our O2 inflatable paddle board line in 2015.

The O2 inflatable SUP line utilizes 4 layers of military grade PVC that are integrated using our cutting-edge Fusion technology. With over 33,000 reinforced drop stitches per board, Glide inflatable paddle boards can be inflated to an industry-dominating 25 PSI when properly inflated. Every square inch of a Glide inflatable SUP is pure quality. With this kind of attention to detail it is unlikely that you will ever need to use the repair kit that comes with your inflatable paddle board.

Unlike most other stand-up paddle board companies, we own a factory which gives us complete quality control over our paddle boards. This means we can produce the right board for every paddler.

Key Features of our Inflatable Paddle Board on the Market

You can find cheaper boards out there but you will end up paying for them in the long run. Other boards don't offer the cornucopia of extra features and other accessories that a Glide inflatable SUP board comes with. They probably include an ankle leash and a SUP paddle but most inflatable SUP paddle board brands don't throw in kayak seats and carry straps with their inflatable SUP boards. They typically include a single action pump rather than a dual action pump.

We offer a thicker board which means it can handle a higher weight limit and won't be prone to the "tacoing" (which makes the middle of the inflatable SUP board ride lower into the water) which is a problem for many boards out there. So you don't need to worry about the weight capacity so that you still get that stable feel with the extra weight that a child or a dog adds to the board.

SUP Yoga

Glide started the SUP Yoga phenomenon by designing the industry’s first yoga specific paddle board which was featured in the WanderLust festivals. Practicing yoga on a paddle board really intensifies the yoga experience and our Lotus SUP yoga board is now available as both a solid and inflatable stand up paddle board. Because the board design was approved by world class yogi's, it has a stable feel for the particular needs of yoga enthusiasts.

It's a wider board that has a deck pad which is the size of a yoga mat so all yoga poses can be performed on it. All Glide paddle boards, regardless of the size of the deck area, have a deck pad made of EVA foam which is incredibly comfortable on the feet.

Paddle Boards for every skill level and SUP discipline

In addition to boards for SUP yoga, we also make touring boards (identified by the pointed nose), all around sup boards, fishing paddle boards (with multiple attachment points to accommodate fishing rods), race boards and whitewater SUP boards.

Not your average recreational equipment

As water sports enthusiasts, we understand the nuances of paddling through various waterways and with customer feedback we’re always at the white board looking for ways to take our product even further. You will also find that our customer service is truly second to none.

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