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Tower G-SUP 10'6"
Tower G-SUP - All-Around 10'6" Paddle Board
 
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It's glass-infused. It's the G-SUP! The zero compromise stand up paddle board. Lightweight, insanely durable, high-performance, exacting US-made quality, and all for under $1000 delivered.

Lightweight - 31 lbs 10oz with SUP pad and fin.

High-performance - Proven rigidity and strength of fiberglass.

Shatterproof - Smack it with a hammer.

Serious durability - Say good riddance to fragile, high-maintenance SUPs.

Finest quality - Exacting US-made craftsmanship.

For the vast majority, the Tower G-SUP pretty much makes all hard board SUP alternatives obsolete.

List Price: $1,600.00
Our Price: $874.00
You save $726.00

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Product Code: BD-TWR-G


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A game-changer that innovatively combines the lightweight and high-performance characteristics of fiberglass with a patented 'glass infusion' process to create an exponentially more durable SUP - one you can smack with a hammer and not leave even a dent! Beginner-proof, you might say.

It's lightweight, insanely "hit it with a hammer" durable, super high-performance, and made with exacting US quality.

The Problem with Most Stand Up Paddle Boards - They're Fragile.

Traditional stand up paddle boards on the market use fiberglass and epoxy resin. There are a few exceptions like roto-molded boards, but those are like 60 lb--so not even worth discussing as they're just way too heavy. These fiberglass and resin boards are made using a thermoset composite process, and the problem is that the final product cracks, dings, and dents fairly easily. The weight and performance is great in some instances and worse in others, but they're all pretty fragile things. This isn't so much of a problem with a 6' surfboard that weighs 5-7 lbs, but when you're talking about a 10'-12' SUP that weighs 30 lbs plus, periodic damage in transit can be a problem. Durability increases incrementally as you go to more exotic constructions like with sandwich composites and with materials as you move to carbon fibers and exotics, but the durability improvements are only incremental. The resin is still the weak point. When bent or with impact, the resin cracks before the strong fiberglass fibers have a chance to stretch out and take the load.

The G-SUP Solution

The patented process used to produce the G-SUP replaces the Achilles' Heel of traditional fiberglass boards, the epoxy resin which becomes brittle when hardened. This innovative process replaces the epoxy resin with polypropylene, and by doing so takes a composite that is very lightweight and strong and increases the durability substantially. This is not merely an incremental improvement. The increase in durability is almost unbelievable. The result for the G-SUP board is an overall shell that is extremely rigid over the length of the board, yet enjoys tremendous flex characteristics over short areas and that is what takes the impact of collisions, the incidents which would typically dent, ding, or crack a traditional epoxy fiberglass board. With the G-SUP there is no cracking. The polypropylene stretches and lets the strong fiberglass fibers take the impact load and then everything rebounds back. It exhibits the best qualities of both the raw fiberglass fibers and the malleable polypropylene.

Who

Making a breakthrough board like the G-SUP available to consumers at under $1000 isn't possible without the coming together of a uniquely talented team which includes a materials engineer, a world-class board shaper, and Tower's considerable direct to consumer reach. The materials engineering is something that comes from way outside the surf industry and our expert lives and breathes product development and advancement. Great materials without an enlightened paddle board shape, however, are relatively worthless in the SUP world. Our shaper and Director of Product R&D, Byron Olson, has over 30 years experience shaping boards in the surf industry and has been making SUPs since the inception of the sport almost a decade ago. Tower's 10'6" G-SUP uses what he feels is the best all-around shape on the market today for any rider up to 250 lbs (230 lbs for beginners), so it's truly a SUP with universal appeal. Lastly, the massive direct to consumer connection that Tower has built over the past 4 years means we can bring the G-SUP, a board made in the USA, to consumers at an astonishingly affordable price point.

Tower was founded with the mission of getting more people active and out on the water. There really is no downside to stand up paddle boarding. It's a fun activity to do with friends and family. It's a great workout. And it gives people a closer connection to the water, one of our most precious resources. Now with the introduction of the G-SUP, we feel we're bringing the opportunity to enjoy SUP to a much wider audience as we bring the price point of one of the highest quality boards on the market to under $1000.

Key Benefits

Lightweight - 31 lbs 10 oz with SUP pad and fin.

High-performance - Proven rigidity and strength of fiberglass.

Shatterproof - Smack it with a hammer.

Serious durability - Say good riddance to fragile, high-maintenance SUPs.

Finest quality - Exacting US-made craftsmanship.

Affordable - Under $1000 in our manufacturer direct model.

G-SUP Material



Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 10 Add your review

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Wish it was a little longer June 25, 2015
Review by: Steve from WIsconsin  
I have had my G-SUP for a little over a year and am happy with the purchase.  I love the pop out carrying handle and the board's extreme durability.  I have two only two negative comments: 1) I am 6'1" and 215#; the board rides low in the water, much of the TOWER logo is submerged, 2) all of the graphics on the board are stickers - they look cheap and are puckered up on the curved sides.  For $999 couldn't you have used a better application?  I have used the G-SUP in our pond and on a local river.  We do 2 - 4 mile round trips and I manage the board well.  It tracks straight and does not require a lot of effort to propel.  Others have used my board, my 150# son with his 30# son and it was perfect.  Excellent for almost any beginner.  But, I don't see it comfortably holding 260#.  Otherwise it's a great board and I recommend it; I will buy a 12'6" Weekender soon for the extra length and pointed nose to gain some speed to keep up with my wife.

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Tough & Lite Enough September 8, 2014
Review by: Gregory Parr from Tower 718, Bayside, NY  
I have a G-Sup for Surf SUP & bay riding with my wife who'll use my Tower Competitor.
The G-SUP is one tough motha... I had an 8" 4x4 wood block accidently fall from my 2nd story bedroom window (bad AC install) onto my board. Can't tell where it hit the board.
Because it's 10' 6" & not 12'6" & it has a pull out handle, it is Much easier to manhandle than my 12'6 Competitor whether off the top of the car, truck or rack. I'm 50 & have tears in both shoulders, one fixed by surgery. No problem handling the G- SUP, period.

On the water, it's my go to board. Easy to leave on the car roof & jump in the water anywhere because I don't worry about dinging it. While I have marked & scraped my G, no dings holes or patches & I've used this all Summer on beach & bay.

It is a great tough all around board, that lets you develop your skills & surf, & fish & tour.
I'm 210 lbs, intermediate level.

The handle is a game changer as are the cam mounts.
Thanks Tower, keep up the good work.

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Just unpacked it July 8, 2014
Review by: Tina from Lexington, SC  
I haven't dropped it in the water yet, but I'm looking forward to it. My initial reaction is that I was disappointed that the logos and stripes are sticker decals.  I think that cheapens it a bit, even though the actual product seems top notch. It doesn't matter much, but I wasn't expecting that and it was a bit of a downer.I fear that over time, the decals will peel. While that doesn't affect function, we all want a pretty board, don't we?

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Great to paddle with the kids July 8, 2014
Review by: Tina from Lexington, SC  
I bought this for my husband who weighs 165 and he was able to put our 8 year old son (75 pounds) on the board with him.  The board stayed extremely stable even while my son was jumping off of it to swim and climbing back on.  It tracks very well, superior to the Tower Fit, which we also purchased.

The only drawback is that the decals on the board are merely stickers and that was a bummer.  It seems that for a high quality board like this, that you wouldn't want to cheapen the look with stickers.  That's my only complaint, just the aesthetic of the decals.  Otherwise, we're loving it.

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Generally very happy with my Board June 11, 2014
Review by: Anonymous Person from East Hampton, NY  
I am generally very pleased with my G-SUP 10"6.  I weigh 130 lbs and have used it about 8 times now in the harbors and bays of East Hampton, NY.

I have 3 comments on the Board.  My husband weighs 250 lbs and I wanted him to try a short paddle to see if I could get him interested in the sport.  When he got on the board it immediately submerged and obviously could not take his weight despite the description which says it can accomodate a rider up to 260 lbs.
There are 3 very small openings that appear to be for tie downs but if so are difficult to use because they are so small.  A strap system or more accessible tie down would be helpful.  The Board does feel a bit heavier than 31 lbs 10 oz when I carry it.

However, I bought this board particularly for its durability and general performance and for those functions I would give it 5 stars. I am enjoying it!

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