FAQ

Our technology

We are SUPR
We feel passionately about making high-quality stand up paddles, perfect designs and
give great service to our customers. Our goal is to develop the best designs and highest quality paddles and continuously search for better materials and constructions. We do this in cooperation with our team riders from all over the world. We are based in the Netherlands and have our own design, development and production facilities.
Our background is different from most other stand-up-paddle manufactures. Our roots are in kayaking. For over 35 years we’ve been developing and producing high-end racing, as well as recreational paddles. Many Olympic & World champions have reached their ultimate goals with our paddles. This experience we’ve taken to develop our complete range of stand-up-paddles.
The aerospace quality materials we use in combination with our own developed production process make our paddles unique. So you can be sure that if you own a Supr paddle, you have the highest quality SUP paddle on the market.
We wish you happy paddling
Semi-Core
Our SEMI-CORE concept is the latest innovation in blade design and production technology.
The combination of our unique production technology, using ultra high pressure
and high temperature combined with aerospace quality materials make the semi-core
concept paddles the summit in paddle quality. Entering- and taking the blade out of the
water is more easy than most other paddles because of the blade offset, low blade volume and thin blade edge. Besides the great paddling performance we can proudly say that paddles made with our semi-core production method are the strongest and most durable paddles on the market. Semi-core paddles are made to use for many years without too much care.

Foam-core
Our Foam-core production method is used to make ultralight weight & stiff paddle blades. Using a high quality foam-core made by CNC technology in combination with epoxy resin and pre-preg materials enables us to make the lightest and strongest paddles on the market. Foam core paddles need some extra care. Our advice is to protect the blade from extreme heat. This assures a longer lifetime of the product.

Shaft flex options
We offer different shaft stiffness’s suitable for all individual needs. The choice of flex depends on paddlers height, strength, purpose of use and personal preference. A flexible shafts is more gentle for arms and wrists and is more suitable less strong people. A stiff shaft provides more power and direct energy to the blade and is most suitable for racing and stronger paddlers. The medium stiff shaft is the most used, and perfect in between option. The weight difference between a flex, medium flex and stiff shaft is about 35-45 gram. Diameter 29 mm.
X01 Flex ( not suitable for very powerful persons )
X02 Medium flex
X03 Stiff
X07 Medium flex ( ww-river)

Adjustable shaft options
Smart-lock Suitable for our RIVER XT paddle. The clamp is made from aluminium. The tube has a 30 cm scale with carbon ergo grip. 100% tight fit, quick and easy release.
K-sport lock Suitable for our whole range (except RIVER XT). The clamp is made from HQ-Plastic. The tube has a 30 cm scale and carbon Ergo grip. This system is salt water resistant and tight fit. quick and easy release

How we work

How we work? We sell our paddle thru a worldwide dealer-network. Because the world is big, and our network not fully covers all contintent and area’s we also sell direct to end users. If you live near a local dealer we strongly recommand to purchace a paddle from them. They can give you advise, and better service in case of any problem. If you don’t live near a shop that sells our paddles we are of course more than happy to help you choose the right paddle. Paddles can be ordered in our STORE.
We do not accept orders placed via FACEBOOK, MESSENGER or any other social media.
Orders should be placed preferably in our store, or by e-mail. If you place your order by email please mention: your name, delivery address, Phone number, email address, the type, name size of the product(s) you would like to order.

Choose your paddle

We can help you choose the paddle of your needs. Most of our customers already know what paddle the need/want. But we understand you might need help to figure out specific details of the paddles. It’s easy, just ask us.

Production method & materials

Production methods & materials
Foam-core or Semi-core.  We have 2 main production mehods we use to make our paddles. Foam core is used for our polo, slalom, dragon & rafting paddles. The core is PVC made in shape by CNC. Foam core paddles are mega stiff and strong. The bigger blade volume gives extra strength to the blades. Semi-core is our own developed ( secret ) production method. Our whitewater, sea, touring and sup paddles are made by this technique. The blades are lighter, super thin to cut easilly thru the water but also very strong compared to similar paddels from other paddle manufactures.

Maintanance

Maintenance Our paddles are made of high-tech materials. This assures the best performance and quality. However, this does not mean the paddles are indestructable and restant to everything. UV (sun) light is powerful and works on the materials. This decreases the lifetime and quality of the paddle. This negative effect is not so big on our SEMI-CORE and FUSION CONCEPT paddles but has bigger effect on our FOAM-CORE paddles. The FOAM-CORE is compressed in our production process to increase the strength. What happens if the paddle is out in extreme heat it that the foam will expand a few %. This will be visable on the blade surface. We advise you to keep your paddle away from extreme heat and direct sunlight if you are not on the water. Best is to store it in a dark place or a paddle protection bag.

How to assamble a paddle

We very strongly recommend the use of an epoxy glue for the assembly of all joints (blade to shaft, shaft centre connections, etc.).
In the case that you use hot glue ( thermoplastic glue) for assembly then unfortunately we will not be able to offer any warranty for the damage on the blade/shaft join.
Instructions on how to assemble the blades together with shafts :
Use protective vinyl gloves when you work with an epoxy resin.

1/ The ends of shafts and the interior of blade necks must be lightly rubbed with fine glass paper.
2/ Prepare the epoxy resin . You have to mix two parts of epoxy resin in the recommended ratio .
3/ Spread the epoxy resin on both surfaces of the shaft and the interior of the blade neck. Use a wooden spatula for the spreading.
4/ Put the blade on the shaft and twist with the blade so that the epoxy resin is spread uniformly on all cleaned surfaces of blade and shaft .
5/ Wrap the glass roving ( saturated with epoxy resin) 3 times around the shaft ( the last 3 cm) .
6/ When the glass roving is wrapped around put the blade fully on shaft. Push the blade until it is fully seated within the shaft 7/ Remove the excess epoxy resin
8/ Wrap the connecting point 3 times around with the flexible electrical tape
9/ Keep the paddle in horizontal position for at least 4 hours until the epoxy resin is hardened. The resin is hard after 4 hours but you can paddle after 24 hours.

Sponsoring

We offer a sponsorship program for world class paddlers and upcoming talents.
Contact us if you think you fit in our RIDER & AMBASSADOR team.
The information we need from you is:
Name, age, address, Phone ( mobile) number, your SUP dicipline, your motivation of why you fit in our team and of course your paddling CV with results & goals.
Send your mail to: supr@doubledutch.eu

After we’ve received your information we will decide if we can offer you a spot in our RIDER / AMBASSADOR team, and what deal we can give you.

 

Clubs and Teams

Sup clubs & teams are able to receive a discount on our retail price for big orders. The discount depends on the the quantity, and type of paddles. In case there is a local dealer near your location the “deal” will be made with our local dealer. All requests should be made to: supr@doubledutch.eu