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The Case for Inflatables: Why You Should Have One in Your Quiver

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Benefits of Inflatable SUPs I still have my first inflatable paddleboard.  It was one of the first “isups" produced - by SurfTech.  I found it in an REI garage sale, where it had been returned.  I quickly discovered why - it was extremely difficult to...

Paddlers to Embark on Yukon 1000 Race

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Chattanooga, TN--This summer 3 standup paddlers have decided to participate in what is called the "longest paddle race in the world," the Yukon 1000.  The purpose for the paddle is to be immersed in one of the world’s last frontiers, enjoy the adventure, and...

How to create momentum while standup paddling by Dave Kalama

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PLEASE ACCESS THIS WITH A WIFI NETWORK. The Audio can be a problem on mobile phones with only a cellular internet connection. If Dave's Voice sounds garbled, it's because the video is playing before it is fully downloaded. Dave Kalama discussed tips on how to...

Weekend Fun! (We Stole your Pictures!)

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Above: Lena Augaitis from SIC kicked butt in Croatia. ****** I was so daggone excited to jump out of bed today (ok, limp) and go paddling that I plumb forgot to put a Mullet post up. It looks like y'all were out paddling, too, by the...

Outdoor Retailer Expo– The inside pulse of what we’re really going to see in 2015

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Above photo from Village of Stokehttps://www.facebook.com/villageofstoke Like flies to a honey pot, the usual outdoor crowd descended upon the mountains of Utah this week for the annual OR Summer Fair (that’s Outdoor Retailer for the uninitiated). Once the domain of Teva sandal clad PCT trail walkers,...

Take a tour through Outdoor Retailer

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The Mullet is somewhere in Idaho, I think. He had a fantabulous time catching up with everyone, checking out the new gear, greeting you, taking your pictures, and asking for swag for us to review so that Mullet Nation knows what to love and what...

CGW – Stand up Paddle Boarding with Annabel Anderson

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Annabel's success in the Stand Up Paddleboard world last year and how the sport is growing in NZ

Fanatic Fly Air Inflatable Fun in Berlin City

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Join Fanatic riders Paulina Herpel, Phine Scheibe, Kai-Nicolas Steimer and Klaas Voget on a SUP tour through the capital of Berlin with their Fly Air Inflatable boards. For sure pretty cool to quietly paddle far away from the hustle and bustle of this big...

Want to Sell Boards? Start a Meetup!

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It's almost Summer! THANK GOODNESS. The ice storms were starting to weigh me down. And by "weigh me down" I mean "make me lose my mind."  For paddle shops, this (April)  is just about the time when you're starting to lose your minds. Ordering boards,...

The Other Point of View: Lexy speaks on the near untimely demise

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NOTE: This is a response to April's piece here.  Let me preface this with a few important points: ~ I love my friends (even when they’re crazy-pants) ~ I love paddling and paddle surfing! Devastating Loss: Setting the Scene Raise your hand if you’ve ever lost a four-legged furry...

P2P

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The more we get together, Together, together, The more we get together, The happier we'll be. -Raffi On Sunday, I found myself paddling along and humming this tune by the famous Raffi. Of all the songs to get stuck in my head, this Pre-school chart topper was pretty random because my...

We already knew this but. . .

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This is from the Salt Lake City Tribune. I could not bring myself to excerpt the first line of the article, but check it out! Stand-up paddleboarding is a sport that originated in Hawaii, but is becoming more and more popular in areas such as...

The Inland Paddler: Of Forecasts, Cell Phones and Death Toads

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Sometimes we get complacent. We've paddled the same spot so many times without incident that we could do it with our eyes closed. The one hour workout is so routine, we needn't worry about anything, especially the what ifs. How many times have we...

100/100 Paddle Challenge (Almost) March 2014 Update

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(Above photo from Coral Hine) We have a Winner! Our paddle challenge, 100 miles in 100 days, has taken on a life of its own. Even though it’s an unofficial event, we already have a winner! Susan Beck Ballenger of South Carolina reached 100.93 miles on...

Detroit: The next SUP hotspot?

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In early 2014, while the City of Detroit struggled through the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of North America, the gutsy entrepreneurs behind Green Veil Outdoor: Joe Choma, Larry Balone and Shawn Riley decided to double-down and invest in a boutique beach fest...

And Another Thing: Getting Schooled

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Above, Kate from Stand Up Outfitters Getting schooled means getting your clock cleaned, getting the stuffing beat out of you, and eating a big piece of humble pie. Yup, all those things and cupcakes too. With paddling, it’s being willing to listen, try, fail, get...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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I have been training with my Speed Coach for several months now and I have to say, I like it… a lot. There are some things I wish it had (like a download capability and maybe an ice cream dispenser), but overall I am...

9 things to think about this weekend

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1. Don’t wait. If you have a window, jump out of it and land in the water. We get to do something extraordinary. There are mornings when I paddle around our south Jetty and think, “I can’t believe I get to do this.” If there...

Video: A Paddleboarding Journey at Moraine State Park

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Paddle and Explore Paddleboards can be great vehicles for exploration, at any level. This video from Wild Excellence Films takes us on a journey through a beautiful, 16,725-acre state park in Pennsylvania and reminds us that paddling connects us to water and nature....      

Annabel Anderson: Paddling for Humanity

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Like most things, it’s more fun when you do it together. For this very reason Paddle For Humanity has always been on my favorites list ever since I accidentally ended up at my first one in Washington DC back in 2011. My DC experience was so...

Shaping 101: Mark Johnson from Hobie explains surf and SUP board rocker and foil

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We caught up with Mark Johnson at Surf Expo and asked some Shaping 101 questions on Rocker and Foil—what they are and why they are important. Mark also answers how these concepts differ from surf to Stand Up Paddleboards. Basic Definitions: Rocker: In its most basic...

Interview: Aussie Pro Angie Jackson and One SUP

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Angie Jackson - One SUP We had the opportunity to meet Australian paddle champ Angie Jackson in Hood River this past week and Distressed Mullet's Pacific Northwest Correspondent Jhacoli Yang of the Village of Stoke interviewed her about her new line of paddleboard - One...

Extreme Social Distance: Paddling the entire 182-mile length of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan

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For the most part, paddlers are outdoor people, so when you tell them they have to stay indoors and not paddle in events, a little crazy starts to happen. Now there is regular crazy, when you tear the “do not remove” labels off your...

View from the Back: Fitness with Chris

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[EDITOR'S NOTE: I share my column space with only one other person. My brotha from anotha motha, Chris Aguilar. Please welcome him back, writing-wise. Great story! ~Katie) Yesterday my mom was telling me about two of her staff who just got into SUP and that...

And Another Thing: Throwback Thursday–Paddling Pep Talk

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Throwback Thursday pictures on social media have become incredibly popular (and sometimes kinda scary.) I was posting photos of my past "life's"; looking at what I was, what I do today, and what I think my future is. Never would I have imagined I'd be paddling,...

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