See our set up video.
The sliding rigger concept was originally developed over 50 years ago. It was significantly faster than a sliding seat when used in a racing shell. It was subsequently outlawed from competitive racing in the 1988 Olympic rowing event and fell out of favour. Lucky for us it works perfectly as a way to convert a stand up paddle board into a single or even a double person sculling boat.
On the inside of drop stitch type inflatable SUPs are hundreds of tiny strings spaced a centimeter or so apart that run from the deck to the bottom.
When the board is partially inflated these stretch proof strings get tight, making the board extra rigid.
At 15 lbs psi fully inflated they get really really rigid.
See the Oar Board® set up video on this.
See the Oar Board® set up video on this easy step.
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Our new line of inflatable SUPs called the Fitness Row 12, the Adventure Row 13’4″ and the Adventure Row 16 are now available. When deflated they will roll up and fit into a backpack. This makes them ideal for storage or transport. Inflatables are about the same weight as most hard body boards and able to handle bumping up on beaches or hitting hard objects like rocks or being dinged by paddle blades without substantial damage.