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Save A Session Kit: Items to Always Have on Hand Just in Case

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Save-A-Session Kits If you’ve ever arrived at your paddle destination all excited for a workout or a surf with you buddies, only to realize someone doesn’t have a fin screw, then this is for you. It happens - we forget things. Things break. But keeping...

EARTH SUP – Deep into Nature: Bio-sourced, renewable and/or recycled materials

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www.supearth.com - At Earth our mantra, Deep into Nature, is as much about the equipment we use as the places we go. The board and paddle are the tools we use to engage and interact with our surroundings. We feel the same principles that...

Making Wooden Surf Fins by Long Island Woodworking

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Making Making Wooden Surf Fins, FCS quad surf fins from an old bamboo baseball bat and some skateboard wood

Chatta-Hands: Protecting your Digits and Palms on Long Paddles

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If you paddle 15 miles or more in any given session, you'll likely feel it in your hands in one way or another. If you have paddled the 32-mile Chattajack race down the Tennessee River Gorge, then you know about the blisters you'l start...

Fin Box Lock: Simple, Brilliant Surf and Paddle Board Security

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This is one of the coolest and most simple surf board and paddle board security gear must-haves we've seen. It is simply two pieces of metal that fit into your fin box and once the cable is fed through the two holes, it can...

Gear Review: Chaco OutCross Shoe

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Above photo by Patty Davis. "Be a shoe model, Katie." When Kara from Chaco contacted me to see if I'd be interested in reviewing a pair of their shoes I said "Of Course!" I love their flip flops, which aren't really flip floppy but are...

First Look at the Yeti Hopper 20 Soft Cooler Bag

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This is a peak at the new Yeti Hopper 20 Soft Cooler Bag from the Yeti Hopper 20 Soft Cooler at the Outdoor Retailers Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. The YETI Hopper™ 20 fits 12 cans It's puncture-resistant, leakproof and sports an anti-microbial liner that...

Quickblade: How a paddle shaft breaks

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Often we get the email from paddlers saying "I was paddling and my shaft snapped" - in about 99% of the cases, it was not the shaft randomly snapping..but something that could have happened long before. In this video, Jim Terrell shows how a...

Dressing for a Winter Paddle in -17 degrees Celsius Canada

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For all you wondering how people paddle in the winter, here's a walk through by Larry Cain who paddles with his crew in on Lake Ontario, just south of Toronto, Canada.

Surf Expo 2016 Instagramable recap

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Make sure to follow the Distressed Mullet on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/distressedmullet/ A certain Mulleteer we know absolutely fell in love with this touring board from @lahui_kai_paddleboards at #surfexpo!! @annabelanderson @lischell A photo posted by Distressed Mullet (@distressedmullet) on Jan 16, 2016 at 5:16pm PST They can't steal your...

Gear Review: Nathan Zelos 2-Liter Hydration Vest

Nathan Zelos 2-Liter Hydration Vest
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This is part of Hydration Week on Distressed Mullet and the "Kevin Woodin Reviews Everything" column.  Nathan Zelos 2-Liter Hydration Vest Pros Lightweight Very comfortable Love the blue bright color and yellow, THINK SAFETY Also like the lighter color fabrics because we all know that the Sun is drawn to...

Board Review: Comparing Bullets

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Board: SIC Bullet Series Our Man in The PNW - Joel Yang - loves to geek out on boards and gear as much as we do.  The Stoke on the Water Gorge Guide put this comparison of the classic SIC Bullet series, on which he...

Lahui Kai Annabel Anderson High-Performance Fitness Board for 2016

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This is a sneak peak at the Annabel Anderson high-performance yoga and fitness board for 2016. This triple-carbon yoga board is as good for yoga and fitness as it is for general touring and paddling. It comes with the LiftSUP handle and ConnexSUP components. That's all...

New Quickblade SUP Gun cools off summer heat by making paddles into Water Guns

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We saw our first prototype in Key West when Quickblade's Jimmy Terrell and Jojo Rosen brought a few out at the Lazy Dog Paddle Shack. They have some range and can shock the heck out of a competitor at the start of a race....

Gear Watch: Performance Gum

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  When you want to solve a problem in SUP, look to other  sports. They've most likely solved or have a solution that can be adapted. In this case, race performance and the use of caffeine. We've seen it in gels (GU), pre-race and race...

New Hobie H3 3:1 integrated standup paddleboard handle

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Handles are more important than most people think. It can be frustrating to hold a board that has an unbalanced handle, that's just a straight-walled hole that you can't get a finger hold. The new 2014 Hobie SUP H3 handles have an awesome 3...

First look at the 2015 BIC SUP Tracer paddleboard series

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BIC SUP’s new TRACER series (“Touring-Racer”) excels as both a performance race board and an all-purpose touring board. Designed for riders who want speed and glide as well as comfort and stability, these new shapes are heavily influenced by the RACE-PRO series of high...

Riviera 2013 SUP’s

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Here is a quick overview of the Riviera Paddlesurf 2013 Standup Paddleboard Line

2014 Naish Mana Series

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Mana Series Compact All-around Wave Wide, stable shapes for learning, progressing, cruising and catching waves. Mana 8’5” GT The Mana 8’5’’ GT features a wide outline, wide rounded tail and full nose shape for incredible stability for a board of this length. Designed for small to average sized...

Custom Board Candy: Erik Kaufman’s Infinity Cutthroat

Custom Infinity Cutthroat
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"Being a bigger guy and weighing 245lbs, I wanted to see just how good a custom race board could be made for me rather than compromising and going with a production board. I also wanted Infinity to create something based on my Nike kicks...

How to Buy a Board

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First let's start with how NOT to buy a board: One: If you want to take up standup paddleboarding, do not go into a surf shop, or even a paddleboard shop, and buy the prettiest board there. Oh, you will want to. Believe me. And...

Naish One Inflatable Durability Test: by Lennart Schulenburg

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When it comes to inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) many people wonder how the durability of the fragile looking boards will be. The manufacturers say it is nearly impossible to destroy these boards. So we took a Naish One inflatable and tried it...

Sunday Used Standup Paddle Board Roundup from the Mullet Classifieds

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There are a ton of used standup boards, paddles and even a drone! 12'6" Carbon Fiber Kitson Touring Board: New York, New York 11’6″ COREBAN CRUISER NOW JUST $900! BALTIMORE, MARYLAND  2014 EXOCET MARLIN AST, $950.00 ORLANDO, FLORIDA HOBIE 12’6″ SUP $1,300. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA NEW BARK DOMINATOR 14′ $2075 TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA MISTRAL M1...

April Zilg walks us through the Hobie Venture

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Comes in a 10'4" and a 12'4" and at 30" wide, the 10'4" is incredibly stable. Square rails in back with flat bottom under rider and a rounded out displacement nose. The matt finish on the bottom increases speed by reducing friction. Flat deck pad...

Nutrition Review: UB Super Supplement

UB Super Bottle
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Back in April, Scott from UB Super pressed a shaker bottle and some packets into my hand during Biathlon registration and said "Here try this." And then there was Carolina Cup and Key West and a broken leg and the pot book and I...
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