“Can you give a quote for some paddleboards?” Is the other question we get asked much more regularly by club members, and sometimes committee members. That used to be qualified with statements like, “but I just need to get the committee to agree” or “but don’t hold your breath.”
But it seems that the tide is turning. We’ve had lots of canoe clubs taking advantage of our pre-season preorder prices and ordering fleets of inflatable paddleboards from us this year. And clearly with less resistance from committee members than previously.
That’s obviously great news for us as a company – and we’re flattered by the way the canoeing world has taken McConks to its metaphorical bosom! However, it’s also great news for the clubs. Standup Paddleboards have been shown to attract new and younger members to clubs. Partly because, let’s be fair, SUP is fashionable at the moment. But it goes way beyond that.
SUPs are such as easy transition for nervous newbies. No capsizing, no rolling, no decks to trap you into the boat. These are all key skills that, ultimately, new members will learn as they progress into boats. However, just having the SUPs will allow those nervous newbies to develop paddleskills, water balance, and overcome their fears of natural water.
To say thank you to the paddlesport community that has taken us to its heart, we’ve teamed up with British Canoeing, the Paddler magazine and SUP Mag UK to give away one of our premium inflatable Standup Paddleboards.
WE’RE GIVING AWAY ONE SUPERB SUP PACKAGE
One lucky entrant to the free prize draw will have a choice between the 12’8 Go Explore (perfect for touring and adventuring on flat and choppy water) or 11’ Go X Wild (perfect for whitewater). See below for entry. They also get to choose from one of McConk’s premium 100% carbon paddles.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT GEAR
To find out what type of paddleboard is the ultimate for your size, ability, and paddling arena, check out our new SUP selection Wizard @ https://mcconks.com/the-sup-selection-wizard/
And, if you want don’t know whether you need a one, two or three piece paddle, what type of dihedral suits you best, or whether you need a fibreglass or 100% carbon shaft, you can try out our brand paddle selector @ https://mcconks.com/how-to-choose-a-sup-paddle/
HOW TO ENTER
SIMPLY GO TO… HTTPS://STANDUPPADDLEMAG.CO.UK/WIN-A-FANTASTIC-MCCONKS-SUP-PACKAGE/ LEAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS AND THAT’S IT. GOOD LUCK!
Terms and conditions on competition entry page. No purchase neccessary.