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How to Series - Inflatable Paddle Board Thickness

Welcome to the How To Series. Where we go over many common questions people have when deciding what board to buy or questions after they receive their board. Most inflatable stand up paddle board companies provide boards with a variety of thicknesses from 4" all the way to 6". Why is this and what are the benefits of both. Stiffness Having a stiff board is key to enjoying your ride. What manufactures of inflatable SUP found out is when you put the same pressure (PSI) into a 4" board and a 6" board, the 6" board will be stiffer. This is because you need more volume of air to bring a thicker board to the same PSI. Another benefit to thicker boards is they...

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