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    Let us help you choose the right board for you!

    When trying to narrow a list of boards down to what option is best for you, we start with the most basic of questions.

    How will the board be used?

    If you’re looking for a board that does well in a variety of conditions and can be used by riders of all skill levels and sizes, we’d recommend looking at an ‘All-Around’ board. They have a round nose and are fairly wide. All Around boards are stable, easy to use, and great fun. Shown below is our 11'2" All Day that is one of our most popular 'All Around' boards.

    If you’re someone who’s primary reason for being out on a board is exercise, or you’re the type that likes a board with just a bit more glide with every stroke, then a touring style (V-nose) board is likely a better option. You’re giving up some of the stability of the all-around shape for a little more performance. Shown below is the Journey, one of our most popular 'Touring' boards.

    If you have a feel for what shape you’re leaning toward, let’s make this easy and start with a ‘default’ choice in the Greyduck line-up that would be the logical fit for each shape:

    All-Around 'default' choice:

    Our starting point for consideration is the 10'8" Coast, shown below.

    Why the Coast is our default ‘All Around’ recommendation:

    Size: It’s the highest volume board in our line-up, meaning that it will float just about any size of rider. It's a board that's fun for the whole family.

    Construction: It’s built using our Thermo-formed construction. The perfect blend of light weight and durability.

    Cost: At $799, it’s a great value in terms of performance per dollar spent.

    How our other ‘All-Around’ options in the line-up compare to the Coast and why you may choose them:

    10'8" Sol – A less costly option and a different design aesthetic. The soft top construction is slightly less durable than the Coast, but the Sol is an awesome board if price is the main driver of your buying decision.

    11'2" All Day / All Day Zebrawood – High-end epoxy and wood veneer construction. It’s a better looking, higher performing, and more full featured board than the Coast, but at a higher price. It’s the best choice for All-around paddlers who want a more refined and higher-end board.

    10'8" Daybreak / Daybreak Zebrawood – Same upgrades you get with the All Day, but in a shape that is dialed in for riders < 200 lbs.

    Daybreak HIPtech and All Day HIPtech construction – Same benefits listed above, just in a more bomber construction that can handle abuse.

    Touring 'default' choice:

    Our starting point for touring board consideration is the 11'6" Loggerhead, shown below.

    Why the Loggerhead is our default ‘Touring’ recommendation:

    Size: This is our widest board in the ‘Touring’ shape. It is our most stable touring board and comfortable for riders of all sizes.

    Construction: It’s built using our Thermo-formed construction. The perfect blend of light weight and durability.

    Cost: At $999, it’s a great touring board at a very reasonable price.

    How our other ‘Touring’ options in the line-up compare to the Loggerhead and why you may choose them:

    12'6" Journey / Journey Zebrawood - High-end epoxy and wood veneer construction that is comfortable for riders of almost any size. It’s a better looking, higher performing, lighter weight, and more full featured board than the Loggerhead, but at a higher price. It’s the perfect choice for riders who want the best touring board we offer.

    11'6" Journey / Journey Zebrawood – Same upgrades as in the 12'6" Journey, but in a shape that is dialed in for riders < 200 lbs.

    12'6" / 14' Quetico – The ultimate board for extended adventure touring. With the Greyduck Portage system, you’re looking at the gold standard in touring versatility and a board that can handle loads. Smaller riders should go for the 12'6", larger riders the 14'. Choose epoxy construction as your lightest weight option, or HIPtech as the more bomber, heavy duty construction.

    We hope this helps you better understand each of our models. Please don't hesitate to call or write with questions. We're here to help!