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

LiftSUP Handle
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...

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,...

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...

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...

Gear Review: Catalyst Waterproof, Shockproof Case for iPhone 7

Catalyst iPhone 7 Case
Catalyst  iPhone 7 Case Several iterations of iPhones ago, I tried a Catalyst case and found it lacking. Bad sound quality was the overall problem.  But I have been impressed with Catalyst’s Apple Watch Case and so when the case for the iPhone 7 came...

Have Yourself a Gear-y Little Christmas: The Inland Paddler’s Holiday Gift Guide

Photo credit: Halekulani
Are you making your list, checking it twice? Looking to find something special for that paddler in your life who's been especially nice? Need to drop some big hints? Let us help!!! We've had the chance to take a look at a boat load of gear...

Bewitched by the Rayvolt solar powered eBikes

Pedal Paddle Pedal That's what's on my mind. After riding all the amazing boards at Starboard meeting, with our boards in hand, we looked to a wonderful surprise and it's a electric bike. Yes, we are stoked on the boards and can't wait to paddle.  But after...

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...

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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