Ironically, what's more of a crutch?? Using a ski to increase your wave count instead of hopelessly drifting 3 miles down the beach over the course of an hour to catch 4 waves that you happen to luckily be in position for or throwing in the towel reaching the modest age of 30 and turning to a SUP to increase your wave count because you're hopelessly unskilled and out of shape?