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Make friends with your local authorities

Marine Patrol
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From Larry Cain: Tip of the week: get to know your local Marine Police. We see these guys out on the water every day. They know us and we know them. They know we’ve always got our safety gear, are all competent paddlers, usually paddle...

Starboard All Star Showdown – The 2016 14’ x 25” All Star vs. the 2015 14’ x 25” All Star

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I remember seeing a few internet posts in the winter in which there was some speculation on whether the 14’ x 25” 2016 Starboard All Star was as fast as the 2015 model in flat water. I’m here to put any speculation to rest....

Hatching a Monster: Announcement from Larry Cain

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It’s been a busy winter so far. I’ve been completing some projects for my job with CanoeKayak Canada, have been to Florida for two weeks to coach, and have paddled almost every day while maintaining my usual focus on winter strength and power training....

Winter Weather Doesn’t Have to Keep You off the Water

Larry Cain
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If you’re from some place warm and would never need to contemplate paddling in freezing, icy conditions you don’t need to read any further.  On the other hand, if you have some morbid curiosity about what it’s like for northern climate paddlers for a...

Improve Your Own Paddling by Helping Others Improve Theirs

Larry Cain
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Standup paddling is an awesome sport for a lot of reasons, but one of the coolest things about it is the very real camaraderie that exists between racers of all ages and abilities. People are generous with their time, expertise and experience, and equipment. When...

Great Lakes SUP Classic Recap by Larry Cain

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I think Michigan gets a bum rap these days. One of my recent Time magazines had a feature article on Detroit going bankrupt.  Michael Moore made an entire movie, Roger and Me, about the death of the auto industry in Flint and it’s devastating impact...

Easy Rider SUP Race and Surf Contest Recap by Larry Cain

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Until this past weekend I had never been to Edmonton, Alberta.  If you asked me last week what my impressions of Edmonton were I’d have mentioned hockey, cold winters and then would have struggled to come up with anything else. In the 1980’s Edmonton was...

Should there be restrictions to paddling technique to keep SUP from changing? NO

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Larry Cain's response to Steve West's editorial “Where Did We Come From And Where Are We Going?” Steve West Continues The SUP Race Board Restrictions Debate on SUPracer.com (http://www.supracer.com/where-did-we-come-from-and-where-are-we-going/) The debate I’ve stayed clear of the whole discussion on whether or not there should be restrictions on SUP...
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