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Classics never get old

 

Classics never get old.

 

Ernest Hemingway, a 1930’s Ford Woodie, a Brownie camera, a Swiss Army knife, a Volkswagen Bus, wingtip shoes, the Beach Boys, a John Deere tractor, a 1950’s juke box, and the Woody surf board. All are timeless classics deeply engraved in American culture of the past century.

 

For those of us that have had the privilege of being handed down a family heirloom, we can understand the true timelessness of certain items. Whether it be your grandfather’s pocket knife or great grandmother’s china, the item is enduring in its simplicity. We find ourselves drawn to these items as they transport us back to a simpler time.

 

The double edged sword of owning a classic is that only so many of them are still in existence. While scarcity certainly leads to fun conversations and increased value it also makes it difficult at times to locate or own a classic. Fortunately, we have options. If a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 is outside of your budget, many options exist to own a modern reproduction. The same goes for the classic Woody. Three Brothers boards has captured the spirit and timeless lines of the Woody in their entire line of stand up paddle boards. Not only the look of the Woody has been reproduced, but the classic lines and feel of riding one as well, but with modern improvements. The value of a classic can sometimes limit its use. Unlike an actual Woody, your Three Brothers board can be used regularly without hesitation.

 

From the very first time you unload your new board from your vehicle, expect to engage in conversations and be complimented. Photographers, car buffs, surfers and virtually every demographic will want to check out your board.

 

Whether you want short and agile, narrow and fast or large and stable there is a Three Brothers board to meet your riding style. Classics never get old. Enjoy sharing your story of how you found a modern day classic, your grandchildren will thank you for it.

 

Three Brothers on The Price is Right

Three Brothers Boards is extremely proud and honored to announce that we have been chosen by C.B.S. Networks to have our paddle boards featured on the Television Show, “The Price is Right” with host Drew Carey for multiple episodes over an extended period of time.

We are asking all of our customers or what we call the, “Three Brothers Boards Family” to be sure to watch the first episode that our Paddle Boards will be featured on at 11:00 am EST. this upcoming Monday the 27th of April 2015. We have only filmed two of the episodes in our contract and neither of them have aired yet, but we are very optimistic about the longterm effects of such great repeated exposure.

My brother and I started Three Brothers Boards in memory of our youngest brother, Jason Ryan Murray, as an effort to honor and keep his name alive. Now the board that we named directly after him, our Jason Ryan model, will be seen by over five million people each time one of the episodes in our contract airs. Accolades of this nature make me extremely proud and are a direct reflection of what this company is all about.

Our second episode is scheduled to air on May 6th 2015 at 11:00 am EST. and we will be keeping everyone updated as to when all of the other episodes will air through our website, blog and all social media outlets. We are very honored by this opportunity and we would like to thank CBS and The Price is Right for featuring our SUP boards on your show and we would also like to thank all of the Three Brothers Boards Family for all of your support and don’t forget to watch The Price is Right at 11:00am this upcoming Monday April 27th.

Kind Regards,
Justin Murray

What to Look For When Choosing a Paddleboard

Once you get to experience riding a paddleboard, you’ll want to go purchase one immediately. The problem is, how do you choose what kind to get?

This depends on what you’re wanting to do and get out of the stand up paddle board, or SUP. The main reasons to purchase a SUP are fun/fitness or touring/racing. When purchasing a board for fun and fitness, board usage is more geared towards leisure. Most beginners will fall into this category and these boards are for all around use. Touring and racing boards are great for covering long distances and reaching high speeds. To have better efficiency in the water, the hull type, volume, length, width, core materials and fins are customizable.

SUP Hull Types

There are two hull types for SUPs: planing or displacement. A planing hull is flat and wide, which is similar to a surfboard. This type of hull is great for beginners because of the stability and versatility. This is a great type of board for a person who wants one board to do it all. The displacement hull is best for paddling long distances and racing. This is due to its pointed nose or bow, which is similar to that of a kayak. This enables the board to slice through water to improve efficiency.

SUP Length

The three classifications of SUPs are short, medium, and long boards. Short boards are under 9 feet and are ideal for surfing. Medium boards are 9 feet to 12 feet and this size of board is great for all around use. Long boards are usually 12’6” feet or greater. Boards this large are used for racing or touring as they are faster and tend to track straighter.

SUP Width

Boards are usually made up to 36 inches wide to accommodate a variety of body types. The wider the board, the more stable they will be. If you have a more narrow board, then the board will typically be faster.

SUP Core Materials

The most common type of core material is EPS foam which is a foam core wrapped with fiberglass and epoxy. There are some boards that don’t have a core, this is called hollow core. This can increase performance and save weight. A foam that is used on entry level boards and is a less common type than the EPS foam is polyurethane foam. The last core type is an inflatable. These don’t actually have a physical core, but rather will use air. These boards are very durable, light to carry , and easy to store.

SUP Fins

Some variations of fins include: the large single fin, 3-fin setup, race fins, or fins for inflatable SUPs. Each of these fins have different pros and cons when determining what your wanting in a STP

Now that you have a little more information about SUPs, you can figure out what kind of board will work best for you! To browse the Three Brothers line of stand-up paddleboards, click here.

Common SUP / Paddleboard Maintenance

Now that you have invested in a brand new standup paddleboard, it’s important for you to take the time needed to keep your board in pristine condition. Luckily, with just a few habits, you can keep your board looking brand new.

Wash your SUP after EVERY use.

Not after every other use, but every single time you use your board, wash it. All it takes is a quick rinsing with a hose. This will help keep bacteria and mildew from growing on your deck pad. This is very important if used in saltwater, but the heed the same advice for fresh water. Not only does this keep bacteria and mildew away, but it also allows the board to dry faster without leaving a salty residue.

Rinse all metal parts with freshwater.

Leash plugs and joints, tie down points, and fin hardware are spots that require a good rinsing to prevent rust. Even stainless steel can rust, so this is required to keep your board in tip-top shape.

Don’t forget about your paddle! Some paddles are adjustable and have metal parts that if you don’t rinse, will rust together.

When not in use, Keep out of the sun.

If a SUP becomes too hot, the EPS foam core can become unstable. This is called delamination. The epoxy shell separates from the foam core causing air pockets between the materials. To prevent this, built-in air vents are put in the boards. Extreme heat can still cause delamination with the vents. In addition, the UV rays from the sun can also cause damage to the finishes on your board. These boards are made to be used outdoors, but prolonged sun exposure can lead to damages.

Putting your board in a board bag can help protect it, but it isn’t foolproof. Even if it’s in a board bag, if you feel you’re gonna be out for some time, put it in the shade.