Archive for the 'Accessories' Category
October 17th, 2010 by evan
Kevin Seid from Everpaddle showed me a couple of their SUP board accessories, the Everpaddle Deck bag and the Everpaddle Elastic Cord Netting. These are great options for touring, cruising or camping. The bag and net are light weight and look pretty durable. Kevin, the founder of Everpaddle is an avid SUP paddler and racer and has worked hard on his line of product for the past few years. I first met Kevin when he came out with a bamboo stand up paddle. These accessories round out his line of gear for SUP.
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September 29th, 2010 by evan
I was at Blue Planet Surf’s Ward Ave. store and Robert Stehlik showed me a SUP trainer he developed using components from a rowing machine. Robert gave an overview of the SUP training machine and I tested it out along with another customer named Peter.
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September 14th, 2010 by evan
Here’s demo of the Surf Nano Product (SNP) by Tom Warnke. This was shot at the Hawaii Battle of the Paddle 2010. I did a test with this stuff in an earlier post but I thought I’d get the demo on video straight from the horse’s mouth. SNP is supposed to make your board faster by reducing friction and drag. You’ll have to test it for yourself.
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September 5th, 2010 by evan
Here’s John O’Malley from Planet Sun showing off his UV blocking travel umbrella. I have one of these and can vouch that the thing works. On a hot and sunny day, you can feel a pretty big difference when under this umbrella vs when you’re not under it. If you’re in the sun a lot, this may be a great option for sun protection. Continue reading ‘Planet Sun UV-Blocking Travel Umbrella at the 2010 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii’
August 27th, 2010 by evan
At the 2010 Hawaii Battle of the Paddle I met the guys at Future Fins and got a short fin knowledge lesson on the spot. This video goes through the Future Fins SUP line.
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June 22nd, 2010 by evan
Here are some more products from Planet Sun Hawaii which were on display at the recent 2010 Hawaii Spring New Products Show. Check out this video where John O’Maley shows us some of their hats and their UV sleeve:
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May 12th, 2010 by evan
I recently went to the 2010 Hawaii Spring New Products Show and got a change to meet up with John O’Malley, president of Planet Sun Hawaii. I’ve been using their sunscreen lately and like it a lot. Here’s a video where John talks about the Planet Sun skin protection products and UV protection in general.
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April 13th, 2010 by evan
I’ve been using the Sunphibian Polarized Sunglasses from Planet Sun for the past month or so after picking up a pair at the Ocean Expo. These are some of the best sunglasses for the water that I’ve used so far. The ones I wear have an amber lens that blocks the sun and adds more detail which is especially helpful when doing downwinders. Continue reading ‘Planet Sun Sunphibian Sunglasses’
March 25th, 2010 by evan
I recently got my hands on some Surf Nano Product Board Enhancer and decided to try it out. Garry, the Jimmy Lewis distributor said I had to try it and that it was working great for riders in the mainland. The Surf Nano is a ‘Board Enhancer’ kit which comes with a bottle of ‘Board Cleaner’, a bottle of ‘Board Enhancer’, an applicator pad, microfiber finishing towel and usage instructions. Continue reading ‘Surf Nano Products Board Enhancer – Review’
February 21st, 2010 by evan
I came across the Steelcore Security Straps last year but was only able to take very short video of it. Then I saw the Steelcore tent at the 2009 Battle of the Paddle and decided to check it out. This time I was able to take a longer video where they demo how strong the security straps are. Check it out:
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January 10th, 2010 by evan
I recently visited Robert Stehlik at the Bionic Wheels office and Boardworks warehouse to check out the M6 800 “Green Machine” from Altered Electric Skateboards. I was supposed to try an earlier China brand model that Todd Bradley had but it wasn’t working. After forgetting about it for a while I asked Robert to demo one of his Altered Electric models. I’m glad I did.
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December 27th, 2009 by evan
Tropical Blends Surf has some new SUP accessories. They have a branded line of ankle and calf leashes. The ones shown below are 10′ long. They also have a redesigned paddle strap used with the dual deck leash plugs on their boards to carry the paddle and to use the paddle as a handle. These are heavy duty with a design drawn from the leash strap.
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December 16th, 2009 by evan
This is another interesting product I saw at the 2009 Battle of the Paddle, the StickyWheel Board Transportation Device. Here’s a description from their website:
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December 1st, 2009 by evan
I saw some interesting products on display during the 2009 Battle of the Paddle. Among them was the Blue Goo board cleaner and Xtreme Cream bottom coating from On It Pro. Check out the video for a demo on how to use them on a stand up board:
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August 12th, 2009 by evan
I initially heard about VersaTraction from Kainoa Beaupre a few months ago and he was raving about how this peel and stick traction for surfboards was going to replace wax, etc. I didn’t think about it again until talking with Curtis Miyashiro who explained to me how it actually worked and how good it was. He showed it to me on his new Firewire board and I decided to try it on the nose portion of my new SUP’s. I have to say, I am impressed. Continue reading ‘VersaTraction Deck Grip’