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Single Layer SUP board: what is it? Read our information guide!

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Nicole Staartjens |

There are many different types available in the world of SUP boards. Manufacturers usually use some kind of production method. This means that some boards are made in a different way than others. This mainly concerns the design of the board, which ultimately determines the characteristics and properties.

We know the Single Layer dropstitch, Double Layer dropstitch , Fusion and Hardboards. All these different types are produced in a different way. In this article we will take a closer look at the Single Layer dropstitch technique and tell you what this exactly means. Will you read with us?

What is a Single Layer SUP Board?

A Single Layer SUP is a board that consists of a bottom and top of 1 layer of PVC. The dropstitch is incorporated between these PVC layers, so in the core of the board. The dropstitch consists of polyester threads that are placed in the air chambers.

As soon as the board is inflated, these wires become taut and thus become stiff, as it were. As a result, a higher stiffness is achieved, making the board more durable and longer lasting . In recent years, this technique has been used by (almost) all manufacturers to improve their inflatable boards .

What are the main features?

It is good to know the characteristics of a Single Layer SUP board . Here we discuss not only the advantageous, but also the disadvantageous characteristics of a board consisting of a layer of PVC. This way you can best decide for yourself what kind of board you think you need.


  • The board is inflatable and therefore easy to carry;
  • Because the board consists of only one layer of PVC, it is light in weight;
  • Easy to roll up, as only one layer needs to be rolled up;
  • Boards are cheaper because fewer materials are used.


  • Can puncture faster with just one layer of PVC;
  • Less firm, so that the board can sag earlier.

Who is a Single Layer SUP board suitable for?

Now that you know a little more about the properties of the board, we can tell you more about who such a board is suitable for. The single-layer PVC boards are lightweight, inflatable and more manoeuvrable than other types.

In addition, they are also a lot cheaper, since fewer materials are needed. This makes these the ideal boards for beginners. It must be said that the boards can collapse over time, making the experience less.

However, at the beginning you are mainly concerned with your balance and technique that you do not really notice this yet. But are you planning to enjoy your board for a longer period of time? Then a double-layer PVC board may be more suitable.

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