If you are considering the prospect of buying a used paddle board, it is probably because you want to save a few extra bucks, because who doesn’t! We completely understand your point. But before you choose to buy a used paddle board, we will share why you don’t want to buy a used paddle board.
The Seller Wants to Get Rid Of The Paddle Board
If somebody is trying to make a sale, they are driven by a single goal: to sell the product. Perhaps they didn’t end up enjoying paddle boarding. Alternatively, they may have even opted for an upgrade and have a new board on the way.
While both these scenarios might be the case, there is also a possibility that the seller is trying to get rid of the product because the board had been somehow damaged, and he is now looking to pawn it off to some other sucker.
Because paddle boards have a high likelihood of getting damaged over the years, there is a good chase it could be seriously damaged.
Internal Damages To The Paddle Board
When it comes to purchasing a used paddle board, appearances can be deceiving. This is due to the fact that unless you have lots of experience with paddle boards you might not know if it has damage to the core or could be water logged.
The best way to get around this is by asking the seller to let you take it for a test ride.
Wrong Paddle Board Size
If you are new to paddle boarding, you may not know that not all paddle boards are the same size and this is one of the most important factors when it comes to how the board will perform.
If you end up with the wrong sized variant, your paddle boarding experience could be a nightmare! And in case if the size is completely wrong, you may not even be able to paddle board on it.
Remember, it is only worth buying a paddle board (used or not) when it is the right size for you and the paddle boarding activities that will want to do.
If you want to find out what size paddle board you need, check out our blog post “What Size Paddle Board Do I need” or by using our paddle board size calculator.
You Will Not Have A Paddle Board Warranty
When you opt for a private sale, you need to understand that in most cases that all sales are final. After the sale, you will most likely not be able to return the SUP even if you discover some major issue with it.
At the end of the day, you will be stuck, and your ‘great deal’ will be the reason why you have a bad paddle board.
Older Paddle Board Models
As with everything else, paddle boards have evolved since they were first invented. Older SUP boards are practically obsolete both in terms of technology and also in terms of structure and design. If you are buying a decade-old paddle board you are missing out on a lot of speed, glide, and stability.
Well now that you know the reasons why you don’t want to buy a used paddle board, make the right decision and go for a new SUP board. It will save you so much hassle in the long run and you will get a great board that you can keep your years.