Gear Review: Optrix by Body Glove Waterproof iPhone Case

Optrix iPhone Case
Before I start, let me be perfectly clear. There is no such thing as a foolproof waterproof phone case. Operator error makes that impossible. Natural degradation of materials - in particular rubber seals and gaskets - makes that impossible. That's not necessarily the fault...

Surf Expo Update: Paddle Board Gear and Photos

You are a dog. You hate squirrels. You love tennis balls. You get your email by sniffing dog butts. Now throw that dog—you— into a tennis ball fight an a squirrel convention, held in the museum for dog butts. That's Surf Expo. It's not pretty, it's...

Lifeproof Nuud Case for the iPhone 6 and 6+ bug needs special setting to work

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This is just a heads up. I'm testing out the Lifeproof Case for the iPhone 6+ and have noticed a real problem when making calls. No one can hear me. The first test of a phone case is can you make a call. It didn't...

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,...

Getting the Most Out of Your Speed Coach

We asked Speedcoach to give us some tips about how to get the most out of this piece of training equipment. Here's what they had to say. Thanks Speedcoach! 1 – Training - The NK Speedcoach SUP allows me to train with specific training programs...

SUPTHINKTANK: Makers of LiftSUP handles and ConnexSUP plugs

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We got to meet up with Matt with SUPTHINKTANK at the 2015 Surf Expo in Orlando and walked through LiftSUP handles and ConnexSUP plug system. LiftSUP is the first reinforced, injection molded handle designed specifically for Stand Up Paddleboards. hey sit flush with the deck...

Sup Think Tank: LiftSUP Handle Now Available in New Colors

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We spent some time hanging with the SUP Think Tank guys at Surf Expo. They're super cool. Not in the least because they have these amazing velour track suits. I just wanted to pet them. But we are here to talk about gear. Matt sent...

Gear Review: Four Mobile Apps that Make Paddling Alone Safer

We all know that the buddy system is best. Sometimes, though, that’s just not an option. Maybe you just want to paddle alone to clear the cobwebs, or to keep from strangling someone. Maybe you are focusing on training goals. Or maybe your preferred...

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...

NK Speed Coach Review

First of all, it’s awesome. I like the  better than the speed puck and my Garmin for it's display and accuracy. I love the way it counts stroke rate. It's easy. It holds a charge. What's missing: The thing that stands out most to me...

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