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Adjustable Ceiling Storage. The SUP Hi-Line mounts to your ceiling joists and is an easy way to take advantage of unused overhead storage space in your garage, basement, or under your deck to store your large paddleboards. Even better, the Hi-Line is adjustable so you can customize it to your storage space! If you’ve got a high ceiling, you can keep the straps fully extended so your SUP hangs down to where you can reach it. If you only have a small storage space (above your car in your garage, maybe) then you’ll pull the straps so they’re fully tightened to the point where your paddleboard is as flush against your ceiling as possible (depending on your fins, board rocker, etc).

How Does the Hi-Line work? You’ll mount each of the 2 straps to your ceiling and insert your paddleboard so the straps suspend your SUP. We recommend loosening the straps a bit so you can slide your board in nose first, then pull the back strap under the tail of your SUP (around your fins). Then tighten the straps so the board hangs as close or far from the ceiling as you want, based on your space and your reach. To make it even easier to insert (or remove) your board, you can unclip each strap "open" and clip it "closed" under your board. That way you don’t have to fit a "closed" strap around your fins/tail.

New for 2016 is the Hi-Line! We designed this rack to be an adjustable, customizable ceiling storage solution. We know tons of our customers need to store their big paddleboards in overhead spaces, but rigid ceiling racks don’t fit in all spaces and certainly don’t fit all size SUPs. The Hi-Line will fit your space and your board, no problem. Its heavy duty nylon webbing and D-ring mounting brackets can hold up to 50 lbs, more than ample for SUPs. Another great feature is the release clip. When I use the Hi-Line, I keep the back strap clipped open, then start by inserting the nose of my board into the front strap. I then push the tail of my paddleboard upwards (while front is supported by the strap) and clip the back strap together, closed under my paddleboard’s tail. This turns overhead storage into a 1-person job, no ladder required, whether it’s putting my SUP up, or taking it down. If you’re really ambitious, you could set this up so your paddleboard lowers directly onto your car’s roof racks, making it one step easier.

What you get is it’s a strap-based system. It has really nice high-quality nylon straps. You get a pair of straps. You can see there’s one for the front, one for the back. This web looks like down like that. It has a couple of features. It’s got four mounting spots, so you got one, two, three, four. This is a D-ring and then a clip to mount it to the ceiling, so make sure that you mount the flat part. If you can see that, the flat part up to the ceiling, a couple of four screws, so clip a screw through a clip and right into the ceiling. You got that, and then you got a clip for easy putting it in, taking out, and then this also has an adjustable buckle so you can adjust the height, so you can keep it down a little bit. So this ceiling is about 8-foot tall, we have it down a little bit. We can snug this up the whole way, so it’s right snug to the ceiling or you can drop it down for easy entry and exit.

It comes in two sizes. The one hanging behind us is the extra large size, 8-foot long straps. Then we also have small. This is actually the large size that is 4-1/2 foot long. Depending on the width of your paddleboard and how far down from the ceiling you want, select appropriately. You know if you have a smaller, not-so-wide paddleboard and you want it really tight to the ceiling, maybe the large will work for you; otherwise get the extra large. We also have a new color, this awesome neon orange, so you can get that option, so check that out. That’s kind of the basics. I’m going to show you how to put it up and take it down now.

You can see it’s just hanging here really sturdy, really solid. As I mentioned, you can adjust the height. We kind of have it at mid-height right now. Usually, when I take it up and down, I like to unclip on the sides like that, so I’m holding the back, so it just slides up and out. I grip the paddleboard. I just take it down. You can see how it’s hanging there basically like that. The clips just go in and out, easy as that. When you mount it to your ceiling, the nice part about this is there’s one screw in each anchor. When you put them in, depending on if your joist, your studs, whatever you got in your ceiling runs across or this way, you can easily hit it with this one-point mounting system, so that’s really a nice feature that our customers like a lot.

When you load it back up, you just want to put your nose back in the wall. Then you want to clip the bottom of this one up. If you do the adjustments, we usually like to make the adjustments when it’s kind of off, so you can adjust this here, you can adjust it higher or lower as you see fit. It’s a little hard to adjust both sides when the board is in. Kind of get that where it’s nice and set in there, then I’ll come here and I’ll just put that in and that’s good. This is rated for up to 50 pounds, so you can actually get pretty much every paddleboard on the market unless you have some solid wood, very, very heavy one, but otherwise, this should be good. Some of the light ones, we’ve seen customers actually stack them. You know you have surfboards, pop a couple of more things up here to utilize storage space as much as possible.