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Archive Page 18
May 21st, 2012 by robert
I recently went on a trip to China to visit some of the manufacturers we work with. I took some video at our board factory and put together a short video showing how a Blue Planet veneer board is made, starting with the Aku computer shaping machine cutting the blank, the vacuum bagging process, inserts, finish, etc. Thanks to Evan Leong of standuppaddlesurf.net for shooting the parts on the beach:
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet SUP Board Construction Video’
May 15th, 2012 by robert
Here is a short video of our SUP clinic on Saturday May 12th. The weather was beautiful with great conditions for trying the lineup of our demo fleet, including many of the new Blue Planet veneer models.
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet’s free monthly SUP clinic video’
May 15th, 2012 by davi
CONNOR BAXTER WINS THE OLUKAI HO’OLAULE’A EVENT!!!!
SUP Magazine writes: “The sport’s Best showed up on Maui to compete as young phenom Connor Baxter took the men’s Elite title ahead of Australia’s Travis Grant, California’s Danny Ching, Hawaii’s Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell (Australia).”
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May 14th, 2012 by evan
Thanks to Jeff Chang at Wet Feet for compiling this list and sending it to us.
Click here to download the 2012 Hawaii SUP Race Schedule
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’
May 9th, 2012 by davi
Travis Grant is Fast…Travis Grant is FIRST!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HONOLULU (May 9, 2012) – One year ago at the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, Travis Grant (AUS) lined up for his first race under the C4 Waterman label. Beneath his feet was a brand new 12′6 custom race board shaped by Dave Parmenter. In his hands was one of the first prototypes of the C4 X-Wing paddle.
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May 8th, 2012 by davi
Blue Planet brings you another FREE SUP CLINIC at Ala Moana from 8 am to 10 am this Saturday, May 12th. If you want to demo our big selection of boards you must sign up by 8:15 am and attend the safety briefing. Our whole fleet of rental/demo boards is available to try, beginner clinic starts at 8am, advanced stroke technique clinic and Q&A after 8:30 am.
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May 3rd, 2012 by davi
C4 Waterman Athletes to Watch
The Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival kicks off this Saturday May 5th, 2012 on the shores of Waikiki. With all the world’s top racers here to compete it’s going to be a jam packed exciting weekend. Continue reading ‘Big Race This Weekend in Waikiki–What’s Happening on the C4 Waterman Front?’
April 30th, 2012 by evan
Here’s a video from a recent SUP clinic with C4 Waterman co-founder Todd Bradley held at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Todd gives a lot of helpful tips, especially for beginners. Sorry for the shaky hand but this was filmed on my iPhone early in the morning.
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April 25th, 2012 by robert
This post cover techniques to turn the board and adjust direction.
First it is important to understand the difference between a forward stroke and a steering stroke.
The forward stroke is used to propel yourself straight forward with minimal turning or yaw. The basics of the forward stroke are covered in Technique Post #3: Stacking the Shoulders.
Continue reading ‘Paddle Technique Post #6: Turning the Board’
April 23rd, 2012 by davi
Honolulu Showroom Specials
SALE RUNS 4/20-4/28
Continue reading ‘Save BIG at our Hawaii Showroom Sale’
April 22nd, 2012 by evan
Here’s a quick video with Robert Stehlik testing how durable their new Inflatable SUP boards are. I asked him to bounce it like a basketball but he wasn’t that successful doing that. I think you’ll agree that the board passed the durability test.
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet Surf Inflatable SUP Board Durability Test’
April 17th, 2012 by evan
In early February, I met up with C4 Waterman Ambassador Greg Pavao at their headquarters in Honolulu where he showed me some of their new SUP boards for 2012. Here’s a couple of videos with Greg explaining the features of their new stand up paddle board models. In the first video, Greg talks about the Mark Richards Pro Model, the SUBNine Micro-SUB and the SUBNine Forward-Vee Batwing SUP boards.
Continue reading ‘New 2012 C4 Waterman SUP Boards’
April 9th, 2012 by davi
iRESCUE | BOARDS | PADDLES | ACCESSORIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HONOLULU (April 9, 2012) – The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) has exclusively designated the C4 Waterman iRescue Board as the official rescue board of the USLA and the C4 Waterman iRescue Sled as the official rescue sled of the USLA. The endorsement sheds light on the newest rescue technology available in the United States.
Continue reading ‘New Rescue Technology Acknowledged by USLA’
March 24th, 2012 by robert
It’s been a while since I posted SUP technique post #4 and it’s time to wrap up the paddle technique series with a few more posts, so here we go:
SUP Paddle Technique Part #5 – Recovery, paddle length & grip distance
The recovery gives you a chance to relax the muscles for a moment and its important not to underestimate the importance of a quick, efficient and relaxed recovery.
Once again, there are many different ways of recovering the paddle and there is no wrong or right way, so experiment and find out what works best for you, I will try to break it down into easy to understand steps that you can follow and practice.
Continue reading ‘Paddle Technique Part #5 – Recovery, Paddle Length & Grip’