Paddle Boarding is a great sport. So fun, so easy and you can do it just about anywhere there is water. Except, that is, when you cannot get your paddle board to the water.
There are many obstacles between your board and the water. First it’s very large and heavy. It won’t fit in your car so you have to buy an expensive roof rack. And even with a roof rack, you have to heft your board up on top of your car’s roof. It’s best not to bounce it off the car on the way up. We’re not all 20-year olds with the ability to lift such weight over our heads any more.
Then once you’ve arrived at your destination, you need to hoist this enormous SUP board off your car and again, do it without taking any dings out of your car, the board or your body.
Now it’s time to carry the board to the water. Hopefully, there aren’t many people to dodge and you don’t have far to go. A paddle board can do a lot of damage if you lose your step or make a turn and take out an unsuspecting bystander. If you need to follow a trail and/or go over some hills on your way to the beach or lake, be sure to take a break if you need to. That paddle board is tough to carry and balance.
But once you get to the water, the struggle of getting the board there is all behind you. Right? That is, until the end of the day and it’s time to do it all again, but this time you’re a little more tired after a fun day playing on the water.
And where are you going to store this monstrosity? It’s not flat or square, it’s over ten feet long. So you are probably going to have to spend more money to come up with some sort of rack or hanging solution. And getting the board hoisted onto the rack or storage is just as difficult as getting it to and from your roof rack.
So, as fans and promoters of the great water sport of paddle boarding, why are we telling you this? Because all this has been accepted as a given, a requirement, just something you had to endure and an immovable obstacle for some to enjoy the sport. We’re here to let you know it’s not.We are really excited to introduce the revolutionary Origami Paddler. Its innovative fold-up design provides the portability and ease of storage previously only available with inflatable paddle boards. Yet, its rigid structure provides the performance, stability and security of a solid board.
|Regular SUP Boards||Origami Paddler Boards|
|Transport||Requires expensive vehicle roof rack or trailer.||Fits easily inside most vehicles when folded.|
|Carry||Large and heavy. Difficult to manuever around people and obstacles. Difficult to carry for very far and on wooded or hilly trails.||Over-the-shoulder carrier makes it easy and safe to carry for a distance, in crowds, on trails and on unstable terrain.|
|Storage||Rounded shape and length makes storing on floor or against wall difficult. Requires expensive racks and/or hardware.||Stores easily on the floor or on a shelf when folded and in its protective soft-shell case.|
|Price||$1000 - $1500||$1200 including soft-shell carrier and protective case|
You can toss your Origami Paddler paddle board in the back or trunk of your car. As a matter of fact, you’ll probably be able to take more than one. Each Origami Paddler comes with a soft yet tough carrying case that keeps your clean car clean when transporting it.
When you get to the water, you simply take your board from inside your car. No previous weight-lifting experience required. And since it’s a small square shape, you don’t have to worry about taking chunks out of it, your car or people around you as you’re unloading.
Walking to the water is (shall we say it?) a cake walk. If you have a ways to go, keep the Origami Paddler board in its carrying case so you can make use of the over-the-shoulder strap. Navigating trails and hills are a breeze with the Origami Paddler board.
On the water you will enjoy the full performance and stability you’d expect from a non-folding board and you don’t have to haul around any tools or a big pump or worry about springing a leak far from shore like you would with an inflatable board.
So you can see why we’re so dang excited. The Origami Paddler is to the stand-up paddle board sport what the collapsable fishing rod did for fishing, the portable cooler did for camping and sit-on-top design did for kayaking (yeah, we actually did that last one).