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Starboard 2010 SUP Stand Up Paddle Catalog

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Here are the latest offerings from the world’s largest Windsurfing / Stand Up Paddle Surfing company, Starboard.
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Altered M6 800 “Green Machine” Electric Skateboard

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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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Surftech SUP Stand Up Paddle 2010 Catalog

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2010 is here and Surftech has some great gear in store for SUP. I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new 12′6″ racers from Joe Bark and other SUP racing shapers. I saw the new Randy French softops designed for schools and they look really easy to ride and durable. I got to see them pulled out of the box…first ones on the island.

Click here to download the PDF Surftech 2010 Catalog.

Boardworks Launches Paddle Division, Signs On Rusty SUP Range

boardworks_rusty_400 Rusty Preisendorfer with Mike Fox and Bob Reif of Boardworks.

This article was originally published by Transworld Business.

By Josh Hunter
December 21, 2009

There’s no denying that general interest in Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is growing at an impressive rate. As more and more people looking for new ways to enjoy recreational water activities are heading out to retail outlets and purchasing SUP equipment, retailers are opening paddle-specific locations, manufacturers are ramping up production to meet demand, and the market sector is fragmenting.
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Todd Bradley Pocket Coaching SUP Instruction Part 2

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Here’s part 2 of the first series of pocket coaching with Todd Bradley.
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Stand Up Paddle Snowboarding

I found this funny video browsing online at http://twbiz.transworld.net/2009/10/09/cross-country-snowboarding-sport-of-the-future/. I tried snowboarding over the holidays and sucked. Not sure if a paddle would have helped…probably not.


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C4 Waterman SUP Boards and Paddles Available in Australia

Todd Bradley just sent over these videos for their launch in Australia.

Mark Richards on C4 Waterman SUP’s – Part 1:

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Tropical Blends Paddle Straps and Leash

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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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Standup Journal’s Winter 2009/2010 Issue – “The Photography Annual” Exclusive Preview

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Here’s an exclusive preview of Standup Journal’s winter issue sent to us by Clay Feeter, publisher of Standup Journal magazine.
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Todd Bradley Pocket Coaching SUP Instruction Part 1

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This post is going to kick off a short series of video training that we were fortunate enough to be a part of. Todd Bradley, who’s been a top paddler for over 30 years and has over 50 Molokai crossings mentioned to me he was going to start offering personal paddle coaching called ‘pocket coaching’. I convinced him to use me and a few friends as the guinea pigs and we had 2 sessions. During the first session, which the video below is from, we realized that to get a proper video, we should be on a jet ski. That’s coming in the future as we finish the editing.
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StickyWheel Board Transportation Device

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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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S.I.C. Fw-14 Displacement Hull Stand Up Paddle SUP Race Board

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The wait is over. I finally got my full displacement hull version of the SIC F-14, renamed the FW-14. I suggested to Mark that he name it the F-14e but I guess he didn’t like that name. I’ve only had 2 sessions on this board due to the recent lack of trade winds. The first session was in 20 mph+ conditions and waist high swell. That session was fun and fairly effortless. I was surprised that with such a flat rocker, the FW-14 had no problem pearling or nose poking too much. I think this may have to do with the ideal length to fit in the trough but it could also be the design.
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Buddy SUP Surfing at Ala Moana

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I decided to take my son at Ala Moana Beach Park to just paddle around and get outdoors because I was indoor most of the day getting work done. I need to get out as I was getting cramped up feeling indoors.
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2009 SUP Fryslan 11-City Tour – Video

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Mark Raaphorst sent us these photos and a video of the 2009 SUP Fryslan 11-City Tour held last September in the Netherlands.
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On It Pro Blue Goo and Xtreme Cream for SUP

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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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