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Archive Page 48
December 10th, 2008 by evan
Here’s the continuation of my Starboard SUP experience in Bangkok, Thailand. I was absolutely impressed with the R&D process at Starboard HQ. They can take any prototype on a test ride in the Bung (Lake) Taco cable park which is right next to the offices. I saw a couple of guys doing some test runs with cable wakeboarding /cable ski. Continue reading ‘My SUP experience at Bung Taco Cable Park in Bangkok Thailand’
December 8th, 2008 by evan
In follow up to my previous post, I was able to hook up with Joe Blair for an interview on his all new 12’6″ race board. He shared his philosophies on why the board works, why it’s so different than others and all in the normal Blair style. Check out the interview and hear more of his thoughts.
Continue reading ‘Joe Blair 12-6 – Interview’
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December 6th, 2008 by admin
Those lucky enough to live in the islands have a chance to Win A Free C4 Board & Paddle courtesy of C4 Waterman, Boardworks Hawaii and Clear Channel Communications by entering at any of eight premier SUP shops: Blue Planet, Wet Feet, Hawaiian South Shore, Surf ‘N Sea, Hawaiian Watersports, Surf Garage, and Kimo’s Surf Hut.
Continue reading ‘Clear Channel Island 98.5 Enter to Win!’
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December 6th, 2008 by evan
Here’s part 2 of the video I shot at the Wet Feet expansion party. He goes a little more into his line of SUP boards and how his experience with windsurfing, kiteboards and surfboards influence his designs. Jimmy actually doesn’t ride some of the shapes before he sends them off to get molded. I questioned why he doesn’t ride his race board and he said that the best tow-in surfboard shapers don’t tow-in but can make great boards. I’ve found that the SUP shapers that SUP a lot seem to normally be on the leading edge in design but it’s an interesting perspective. Watch this video to see what Jimmy Lewis has to say about his SUP’s.
Continue reading ‘Jimmy Lewis SUP Stand Up Boards Interview- Video part 2′
December 4th, 2008 by evan
During my visit to Starboard headquarters Svein thought it would be a good idea for me to try and windsurf. I was excited but a bit reluctant. First off, there was no wind. Second, I have no windsurfing experience. He asked the resident pro instructor, Duncan to teach me so I decided to give it a shot. I was surprised that Duncan could even get the Super 12′6″ SUP to move in the sub 5 mph winds. Continue reading ‘Windsurfing the Starboard Super 12-6 SUP at Lake Bung Taco in Bangkok Thailand’
December 3rd, 2008 by admin
This article was originally published on Star Bulletin: http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20081201_standing_up_for_fitness.html
By Rosemarie Bernardo – Star Bulletin
Surfing, move over. You’ve got some competition from another water sport.
The quest for fitness is driving the new worldwide popularity of stand-up paddling, enthusiasts and equipment retailers say.
Continue reading ‘Standing up for fitness’
December 2nd, 2008 by evan
I ran into Jimmy Lewis at the Wet Feet expansion party a while back. I had my camera there and got this short video Q&A w/ him regarding his line of SUPs. Jimmy showed me his board models: the wave, the distance board and his “all-around” model. He shares how his 40 years of shaping boards has become his classic trademark in SUP…40 years, yikes…that’s longer than I’ve been alive. His secret to success is simple: make boards that are easy and fun to ride. Jimmy openly admits not having much interest in distance paddling but is stoked on his all-around boards.
Continue reading ‘Jimmy Lewis SUP Stand Up Boards Interview – Video part 1′
December 1st, 2008 by evan
After a long wait, I finally got my Joe Blair 12′6″ SUP race board. It’s way different than any of the other racing stand up boards that I’ve ridden or even seen. Actually, the closest one to this would probably be the Jimmy Lewis 12′6″. But the Jimmy Lewis 12′6″ is much thicker, the rails are different and the outline is different. Some of the other ones almost have a kayak type look, or paddleboard type look and feel. But to me, this one to me has more of a surfboard feel.
Continue reading ‘Joe Blair 12-6 SUP Racing Board – Preview and Video’
November 28th, 2008 by evan
I had the best time visiting Svein Rasmussen and crew at the Starboard Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. I was able to shoot a number of pictures and video and this is the first installment of my visit. In October, I had to go to the Philippines to handle some work meetings and another project that I’m working on but on the weekend I didn’t have anything planned. I ended up getting in touch with the Starboard crew and Svein, who owns Starboard and we started tossing around the idea of maybe flying over Thailand during the weekend. That’s what I ended up doing. Actually I was kinda scared a bit because after I already bought my tickets and was ready to go, a friend of mine who had just joined the U.S. National Guard told me that this is the most dangerous time for American tourists to travel to Thailand.
Continue reading ‘My Visit to Starboard Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand’
November 26th, 2008 by evan
After finishing 4th at the recently concluded Molokai Paddleboard race, I had a chance to talk to Morgan Hoesterey, the only female paddler for the SUP solo unlimited division. Morgan said that her stint in this race was just to step up to the challenge; she never expected anything from it. Continue reading ‘Morgan Hoesterey: Female Stand Up Solo Unlimited Division of Quiksilver Edition Molokai Race’
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November 25th, 2008 by evan
This is the 2nd part of the interview I did with Todd Bradley on the C4 Waterman XPR. I‘ve been hearing about pre-preg lately and wanted to know what it was so I asked Todd what exactly is a pre-preg carbon shaft? Pre-preg, which is short for pre-impregnated, as Todd explains, is a actually a process by which carbon fiber cloth is mixed with the exact ratio of adhesive and other materials needed for the optimum strength and weight proportion of the paddle. So, if you’re still wondering why pre-preg shafts look a lot sturdier? Watch this video and learn more from Todd.
Continue reading ‘What is Pre-Preg in a Carbon SUP Paddle?’
November 24th, 2008 by evan
Another fun day at Ala Moana Beach Park. This is with some friends just fooling around on the inside area.
Continue reading ‘SUP Fun at Ala Moana with Kekoa, Terri and Dominic’
November 23rd, 2008 by evan
Here’s a short video I took of Joe Blair’s 9′8″ SUP custom board which he made for my friend Jeff and I ‘borrowed’ for a while. The board has a slightly pulled in nose, round pin tail and originally had three 4.5″ fins on the bottom. I’ve had pet peeve about the Blair boards that I’ve ridden. Although they surf amazing and are super stable, it takes a bit of getting used to due to the way it yaws side to side when paddling. After thinking about this, I decided to replace the middle fin with a 6” cutaway in the center fin and leave the 4.5″ side fins. I tried it at Diamond Head a few weeks ago and at Leftovers on the North Shore the following week and the difference was night and day.
Continue reading ‘Joe Blair 9-8 SUP with 6 inch Center Fin – Video’
November 22nd, 2008 by admin
This was sent in by David Powdrell. Here’s what he had to say on what looked like a fun session up in Bixby Ranch.
The photos were taken during the Santa Barbara Tea Fire. We decided to get out of town and get out of the smoke for 3 days by heading up to the Bixby Ranch. All the standup surfer photos are of Michael Lee, a long time Manhattan Beach surfer recently converted to standup surfer.
Continue reading ‘SUP at Cojo and Percos’
November 21st, 2008 by evan
In my recent interview with Hawaii born international shaper/surfer, Dennis Pang, I got a chance to know the guy who’s more than just your average shaper. Dennis talks about his SUP race creation for Tropical Blends – the 17’6” custom race board that Guy Pere won rode to win the 2009 Duke’s Oceanfest.
Continue reading ‘Dennis Pang Interview: Stand Up Paddleboard Tips and Techniques from the Pros’
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