Is Kai Lenny’s Giant Downwind Carrot Strapped to His Back the Future?

I LOVE that Kai continues to experiment—to try anything—including strapping a huge inflatable carrot from Lou Wainman to help propel him forward on his foil. Video by Ryan Johnson “RJ” (@ryanjohnson.mov on Instagram) "Supposedly," Kai says in this instagram video post, "it catches the wind and...

Training Tech: Whoop Strap 2.0

Fitness trackers are a dime a dozen these days - whether it's the old school analog pedometer that's been around counting steps since forever, to the high tech multi-tasking Apple Watch, Garmin Fenix 3, Suunto Spartan or the paddle specific NK Speedcoach. I love...

Supskin Dry Suit (or Starboard All Star Suit) vs. Xcel Dry-lock Wetsuit

As many of you may have seen on social media, I recently received a care package from Supskin Elementary Waterwear (www.supskin.com). I’d been waiting for a package from Starboard bringing me their new All Star Suit, but it hadn’t arrived yet and Wolfgang Otfried...

How to Set your Garmin 310XT – The Basics

How to set your Garmin 310XT
 We've had some questions on how to use a GPS watch. This is a repost of directions Kim Sutton created last year. There is a newer Garmin 910XT model, that Jenny Kalmbach reviews here on the Garmin Blog. Whether you are training for a big event,...

SUP Camping 101

Standup Paddle Camping Basics Most people are at least somewhat familiar with kayak touring...using a longer kayak with water tight hatches to stow gear to essentially camp out of. But  a lot of folks don't realize you can tour with your paddleboard as well...with some...

What Not to Wear (While Paddleboarding)

Hopefully Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear will never show up at my house with a camera. I guess being a freelancer means the only "coworker" who could turn me in is my dog, and she likes to go naked, anyway, so...

Battle of the Bottles: Avex and Fifty/Fifty Product Review

Fifty/Fifty Bottles
Once I find a product I really, really like, I will be the first to admit that my mind closes like a bear trap to anything else that competes with it.  At the same time, something new and shiny (ooh shiny shiny!) with appealing...

Board Review: SIC Bayonnet 2018

 SIC Bayonet 2018
 SIC Bayonet 2018 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 review of the new SIC Bayonet together for us, after a...

Gear Review: Fusion Stereo Active

One of the best additions to my arsenal of electronic training tools came late in this past season, and it was something completely unexpected: a bluetooth stereo. But not just any bluetooth stereo. The Fusion StereoActive. It's made by a New Zealand company that has been in...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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...

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