Archive for the 'Paddles' Category

Puakea Canoe Paddles

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Canoe designer and championship coach, John Puakea shows us the new one-man (OC1) and six-man (OC6) canoe paddles from Puakea Designs.
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Board Meeting Episode 20: Starboard Distributor Meeting Discussion and Australia

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will discuss his recent visit to Maui for the Starboard distributor meeting.
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Board Meeting Episode 10: Kai Zen High Performance Stand Up Paddle

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Blue Planet Surf’s “Kai Zen” High Performance Carbon Stand Up Paddle. After a succesful Kickstarter campaign, the Kai Zen paddle is now in production and is expected to arrive in February 2016.
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Please Support Blue Planet Surf’s Kickstarter Campaign

Please support Blue Planet Surf’s Kickstarter campaign for their Kai Zen high performance stand up paddle. Click here or the banner below to visit their Kickstarter page.

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Board Meeting Episode 4: Blue Planet SUP Race Paddle

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Blue Planet’s new SUP race paddle prototype called the “Kai Zen” paddle. The paddle is light weight and made from high quality carbon fiber. Robert and his team are still finalizing the design and will launch the paddle on Kickstarter in the near future, so stay tuned!
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What’s New at Werner Paddles for 2013

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I was at Blue Planet Surf on Ward Ave in Honolulu, Hawaii when in walked Taylor Robertson from Werner Paddles. Taylor is the sales rep in charge of Hawaii and he shared with us some news on their stand up paddle line up for 2013. I filmed it to share with everyone. Check out the video below:
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C4 Waterman 2013 SUP Stand Up Paddle Catalog

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Hot off the press is C4 Waterman’s 2013 SUP stand up paddle catalog. It actually reads like a magazine with interesting first person pieces from the C4 team. Get a glimpse into the minds of Brian Keaulana, Dave Parmenter and Todd Bradley while meeting their team of ambassadors. Oh, and check out the huge line of products. Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman 2013 SUP Stand Up Paddle Catalog’

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Surf Expo Sept. 2012: What’s new at Quickblade

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I just got back from the Surf Expo in Orlando where we were showing our line of Blue Planet SUP boards. We had a great response and are now working on setting up distribution on the East coast, one step at a time. While at the show, I was able to check out what’s new at our vendors and other manufacturers and brands I had not heard of. I shot some video and this is the first one to get done editing. More to follow soon.
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Werner Paddles 3-piece Adjustable Fiji SUP

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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

Werner Paddles has launched a 3-piece Adjustable version of their popular Fiji, Recreational SUP.

The Fiji in 3-piece is perfect for the budget conscious paddler who is looking for a travel paddle. Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles 3-piece Adjustable Fiji SUP’

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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

Werner Paddles has added a river running specific stand up paddle (SUP) to their line. The Stinger has been designed from the ground up for the rigors of the whitewater environment. Werner has been handcrafting paddles in the US for over 45 years and has over 80% market share in the whitewater kayak market. They have taken this heritage and melded it with the sport of stand-up paddling to create the Stinger.
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Meg Chun Discusses the New Kialoa Stand Up Paddles for 2012

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I caught up with Meg Chun, co-owner of Kialoa Paddles, during the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. She showed me some of their latest paddles and blade designs for outrigger canoe and SUP stand up paddling. Meg is a wealth of information and has been paddling for a very long time. As one of the original players in the SUP paddle market, it’s always interesting to hear what’s new and improved at Kialoa.
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Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP

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Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP

Werner Paddles has developed the first Stand Up Paddle designed from the ground up specifically for training and racing.

The Grand Prix utilizes Werner’s proprietary Performance Core technology to create the lightest weight SUP on the market. Paddlers can choose between three blade sizes allowing them to match their power and board glide. Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles Announces New Race Specific SUP’

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How to size a Blue Planet Featherlight High performance carbon paddle

Here is an instructional video with Robert Stehlik on how to size, cut and glue a Blue Planet Featherlight High performance carbon paddle with T-handle.


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Blue Planet Surf Featherlite Carbon Paddle

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Here is Robert Stehlik with the new Blue Planet Surf featherlite high-performance carbon paddle. Robert also shows us their new high-performance paddle edge tape and microgrip paddle grip tape. I tested the paddle during this session at Mokuleia and was impressed.
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C4 Waterman SUBNine X-Wing Stand Up Racing Paddle

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C4 Waterman just released their new X-Wing stand up racing paddle from C4 Waterman’s SUBNine line. This is probably the most unique paddle design I’ve seen in a while. For the most part, in the last few years the paddles have has similar blade shapes, widths ranging from 7″ to 9.5″ and dihedral or non dihedral. Weights have dropped to around a pound for the lighter racing versions and different carbon layups have been seen. There are even paddles with different textures on the surface of the blade like the dimples on a Quickblade Magic.
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