Archive for the 'Paddles' Category
March 26th, 2013 by evan
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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September 14th, 2012 by evan
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’
September 10th, 2012 by robert
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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August 30th, 2012 by davi
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’
August 23rd, 2012 by davi
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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July 23rd, 2012 by evan
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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May 11th, 2012 by davi
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’
March 10th, 2012 by evan
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.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
February 28th, 2012 by evan
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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December 15th, 2011 by evan
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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June 7th, 2011 by evan
I recently got the chance to check out Starboard’s 2011 stand up paddle lineup when I visited the Blue Planet surf shop over at Ward Avenue. Here’s a video and some pictures.
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December 27th, 2010 by evan
I recently got a new OC paddle from C4 waterman. It’s a double bend shaft, all-carbon outrigger paddle with a Tahitian style blade that Todd Bradley designed with George Cronstadt.
Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman Carbon Double Bend Outrigger Canoe Paddle’
October 25th, 2010 by evan
I had the opportunity to check out the Quickblade tent at the 2010 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. Jim Terrell, founder of Quickblade, showed me their latest racing paddle, the Quickblade Magic DSI 28. It has an interesting design where instead of having a flat paddle surface, the Magic DSI 28 has ‘dimples’ like a golf ball. This surface, according to Jim provides more ‘grip’ when paddling and may allow for a smaller blade.
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October 12th, 2010 by davi
Werner Paddles has lunched a new Bent Shaft Stand Up Paddle aimed squarely at the fastest growing categories of Stand Up Paddling, cruising, fitness and racing.
“Our new Bent Shaft SUP is the best choice for dedicated paddlers who want to gentle to their bodies while getting more power for the same amount of effort,” say Jim Miller, Werner’s Marketing Manager.
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September 17th, 2010 by evan
Here’s a preview of the new Surftech carbon paddle. They have a full carbon model and a carbon/fiberglass model. Both are really light and I was surprised how light the carbon/fiberglass version is. The largest blade size is 9.5″, a bit large for my personal taste but perfect for outrigger paddling. I ended up cutting one of these paddles down to 52″ and use it with my OC-1. I love it for OC-1. It weighs 15 oz which is lighter than my Apple iPad. Continue reading ‘Surftech San-O Carbon Stand Up Paddle’