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Introducing QB and Hobie Paddle Collaboration from Quickblade Paddles

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"You make cool stuff. We make cool stuff. We should make cool stuff together." That's how the collaboration between Hobie SUP and Quickblade began. But what started as Match Sticks, a more aesthetic concept where custom, high-performance Quickblade paddles were created to match the design of custom,...

Werner Rip Stick Surf Specific SUP Paddle footage from Santa Cruz

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This is a cool quick video of Jeramie Vaine and Fiona Wilde in Santa Cruz. That wave looks amazing! wernerpaddles.com/paddles/stand-up/sup-surfing The Rip Stick is the answer to what surfers want. More power from a smaller blade. Smaller blade size means a higher cadence for bursts of...

Johnny Puakea on standup paddles, pitch, scoop and drag

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Talking about the Catch 22 series at Surf Expo ranging from the 8" paddle to the 7 1/4" blade made with less angle to increase the grab or catch of the paddle and help bring the paddler past the blade. The scoop is decreased to...

Congratulations KIALOA: Celebrating 25th Anniversary

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It's so cool to see this. I knew Kialoa had been making paddles for a long time, but had no idea they'd been at it for 25 years. Dave and Meg Chun were two of the first people I ever met in the industry...

Hobie and QuickBlade collaboration with matching custom boards and paddles

Hobie Performance Lab and QuickBlade Match Sticks
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In a world of paranoid competition and shrinking markets, how do two companies like Hobie and Quickblade come together for an artistic and craftsmanship collaboration? How the houses of two craftsmen came together Jimmy Terrell from QuickBlade reads an article in the LA Times (Great article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-made-in-california-hobie-20151023-story.html). Jimmy calls Sean...

QuickBlade: How to Use the Composite Patch Kit

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In this video, Jim Terrell shows you how to use the Composite Patch Kit from Quickblade to do some repairs on your paddles or carbon fiber boards. QB just started selling a Carbon Fiber Patch kit for paddles and boards. If you've ever traveled to a...

How To Glue a Top Onto a Stand Up Paddle by Kialoa Paddles

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Dave Chun of KIALOA Paddles shows you how to top a KIALOA stand up paddle.

The story behind the name: QuickBlade Paddles 25 year anniversary

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Every wonder how QuickBlade Paddles got it's name? Here's a video from the 25-year anniversary party where Jimmy Terrell talks story.

Sneak Peak at the 2016 Starboard Bolt Paddle from Starboard SUP with Dan Gavere

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Have you ever considered floatation and volume in your paddle? Dan Gavere walks us through the 2016 line of Starboard Paddles and in particular the Starboard Bolt Paddle. For more info about Dan Gavere: https://www.facebook.com/dan.gavere For more info on Starboard SUP, go to: http://star-board-sup.com/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starboardsup On Twitter:...

Gear Review: Kialoa Hulu (Small blade)

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Let me start by saying that the first paddle I ever used was a Kialoa and I've had Kialoa paddles ever since. They feel comfortable to me and they fit with my price point. I've paddled with other paddles occasionally to try them and...

Pau Hana Surf Supply Monkey Grip

Pau Hana Surf Supply Monkey GRip
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For a limited time, Pau Hana Surf Supply will be sending out a free Monkey Grip with every carbon fiber paddle. Warning, monkeys have been known to throw feces. And they tend to grip you, not the paddle. Choose from Howler, Spider or Golden-headed lion tamarin versions. For...

KIALOA Insanity Stand Up Paddle

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From Kialoa: Crazy light, crazy strong, crazy affordable. KIALOA's Insanity SUP is the perfect balance of performance and durability. Available as an adjustable, fixed or 2 piece travel paddle. http://www.kialoa.com The Kialoa Insanity Stand Up Paddle Line The Insanity line is part of Kialoa's All-Around Performance SUP Series. You...

Puakea Paddles, A first look at the Catch 22 8″ blade

Puakea Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle
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After 4 weeks of paddling in all types of conditions, flatwater, surf, wind and chop. I can say that I've put this paddle through the ringer and I'm impressed. Background: When I picked up the paddle at Surf Expo, Johnny Puakea explained the theories behind the...

2015 Kialoa GL Surf Wahine Paddle: Gear Review

2015 Kialoa GL Surf Wahine paddle
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The Kialoa Paddles GL Surf line is designed “for surfers by surfers." One of those “designing" surfers is Mr. Pipeline, surf-industry Buddha, and Kialoa neighbor, Gerry Lopez (that’s the “GL”). So, even before you touch the paddle, you know it’s going to be good. The...

Visiting the Hobie Workshop with Carolina Paddlin’

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We didn't post this video back when it went up. I don't know why. I was probably distracted. Anyway, it's pretty cool to go behind the scenes at Quickblade and Hobie. There's some BOP footage in there as well.

Kid’s Paddle from Werner: New!

kids paddle werner
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We are excited to announce our newest SUP paddle... the Prodigy, kids performance SUP paddle. As we travel the race circuit, and paddle out at the most popular surf breaks, kids paddling at high performance levels is growing and growing. Our new Prodigy, has...

Check out the Quickblade V-Drive

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Jim Terrell of Quickblade Paddles discusses the new, smaller 81 square inch blade on the 2015 V-drive as well as some of the similarities and differences with the V-drive 91.

Kialoa Adjustable Pro-T Grip Standup Paddle Handle: Surf Expo Goodies

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Kialoa just came out with a brilliant new handle for your paddles—the 6" Pro-T. You can install them into any round shafted carbon fiber and it only adds 1.5 ounces to the weight. It allows you to adjust your paddle in a 6" range...

Puakea Paddle Designs Features The Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle

Puakea Paddle
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An in depth interview with John Puakea from Puakea Paddle Designs featuring The Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle. Filming and Editting by The Production Garage. Thanks to our team: Jose Coli, Robert Lee, Michael Steel & Shane Verdult for making this happen. Do you like...

Art of the Paddle

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One thing that I think is pretty cool is seeing the different graphic designs that paddle-related businesses come up with. (Wow, that's a clunky sentence, but you know what I mean.) Of course, function is paramount, but it doesn't hurt to have something pretty...

A few of my favorite things from this year: Riviera Bump Paddle and Ergo Grip

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The Riviera Bump Paddle is a great option for SUP Surfing. It has a great grip from the top to bottom. It's a lot of fun.  The shaft gets tacky when it's wet for a great grip. The Ergo Grip Handle, is perfect because you hand just...

Kevin Woodin Reviews Everything: Quickblade V Drive and Kanaha Paddles

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This is part of the Kevin Woodin Reviews Everything column. To read all of his entries, click here.  I’ve been paddling for several years now and getting better each summer.  For me I made the mistakes of buying before trying and the end result is...

Quickblade Paddles: Convertible SUP and Outrigger Paddle

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The Mad Scientist creates another 3 piece, convertible paddle with case. $100 upgrade, recommend the V-drive For more information, contact Quickblade at: http://www.quickbladepaddles.com Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quickbladepaddles

Werner Small Fit Paddle

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Werner debuted a new smaller fit paddle for Women this fall. Learn more at: http://wernerpaddles.com

Latest SUP Crowdfunding Venture: Cedar Boat Works Wooden Paddle Kit

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I met the Cedar Boat Works crew out at The Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, OR this past August. They build the cedar boards and paddles by hand out of a small workshop in NW Portland. At the time they were preparing to launch...
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