What is an epoxy paddle board to most people is what traditionally known as hard paddleboards. Typically, the materials involved in making epoxy boards are multiple layers of fiberglass mixed with EPS foam, and epoxy resin that will prevent dings.
This blend of materials will eventually result in having a light and durable paddle board. The EPS foam core is what most solid boards have, that is why unlike inflatable paddleboards, the exterior of epoxy boards is tough and solid. Another type of epoxy paddleboards uses carbon fiber as the main material for the board, but this option is relatively more expensive.
Here are a few things to know about epoxy paddle boards.
Before taking the step of purchasing epoxy paddle boards, you need to give some thought about whether you have the space to store the board or not. If you live in a small apartment and you don’t have a storage space that’s enough for the board, then you should consider something else.
Also, you need to think about where you’re going to store the board when it’s off season. Storing Epoxy paddleboards is not really a difficult job to do, you just have to create a 10+” foot for a board.
Most of the time, epoxy paddle boards require large transportation methods such as trucks, and they must have a rack on top of them with straps to attach the board. Moreover, you need to keep in mind that transporting hard boards is somewhat difficult, as they are heavier to carry between the car and water.
Epoxy boards are far less durable than inflatable paddleboards. Epoxy paddle boards can get scratched and ding very easily, and that can simply happen by dropping it on the ground. if an epoxy board got a big hit, most of the time it’ll need to be repaired before you can paddle again. So, in terms of durability epoxy paddle boards are not the best, but that’s not a huge reason to talk out of considering it.
This probably the biggest concern people have when it comes to epoxy paddle boards. It’s well known that most epoxy boards are high in price, and someone who is on a budget should not think of getting an epoxy board. On the other hand, the benefits that will come with epoxy paddleboards always justify the amount you pay for them, and most of these advantages only epoxy paddleboards can do.
Pros and Cons of Epoxy paddle boards
- Less durable than most paddle boards.
- You need an extra storage space to keep it save.
- Transporting the board from one place is a bit tricky.
- Usually the most expensive type of paddle boards.