In just a few short weeks the first issue of SUP Mag UK will be touching down. The team and I have been beavering away, working to create the best mag we can, for your viewing pleasure - SUP goodness guaranteed.
Here are a few teaser pics featuring some of the products we’ll be reviewing. Goodies from Nah Skwell SUP, Loco SUP, Flymount, Nectar Sunnies, Fatstick SUP and Palm Equipment to name a few.
Stay tuned and don’t forget to reserve your copy! SUP Mag UK landing April 10 2014.
Testing Palm Equipment’s apparel line
Posted in SUP, SUP Mag UK, ThePaddler.co.uk, UK
Tagged Fatstick, Flymount, Loco SUP, Nah Skwell, Nectar Sunglasses, Palm Equipment, stand up paddle boarding, Stand Up Paddle Magazine UK, Stand up paddle surfing, SUP Mag UK, SUP UK, UK SUP
SUP Mag UK‘s brand spanking website is now up and running and I’m stoked with the result. A massive well done to designer extraordinaire Pete Tranter for toiling into the night and getting it live. There’s still a long way to go until we reach perfection, and over the coming weeks and months we’ll be adding content on the run up to launching the first issue – due April 10 2014.
In the meantime, check it out and feel free to give us a holler. Let us know what you think or if you have any feedback – we’re always happy to hear from you.
SUP Mag UK – now live!
I posted a preview earlier this week; now the full Palm Equipment drysuit review has been published on Sitons.com. If you’re looking for warm paddling apparel this winter then check out - Catch a fire – Palm Cascade and Spark comparison review
Floating in the brine – checking out Palm’s Cascade drysuit
Posted in Kayaking, Sitons.com, UK, Water sports
Tagged Cascade, drysuit, Kayaking, paddling, Palm Equipment, Review, Spark, surface immersion suit, Winter
Recently I’ve been putting a couple of Palm Equipment drysuits through their paces – with help from Mr Elliot. Here are a few teaser pics ahead of the full write up which will be appearing soon on Sitons.com – stay tuned.
Vogue? Tim an Tez modelling Palm’s drysuit range
As the curtain falls, Winter Olympics on ‘Gay Mountain’ heads over the horizon. By no means the same levels of euphoria that surrounded London 2012, Sochi 2014 was still a blinder and a cracking showcase for sports that fly, mostly, under the radar. The main difference at this year’s games was the ramping up of freestyle disciplines – such as the much loved slopestyle event. The yoof now have something to celebrate (although us oldies quite enjoyed this as well).
So what have we learned from Sochi 2014?
- Team GB are amazing at domestic chores – sweeping up being a case in point.
- Girls rock (although the men did OK as well).
- BBC commentators are much more interesting when going batty (despite what 300 stuffy Daily Mail readers thought).
- Slinging tea trays down ice chutes before riding them is bonkers – but Lizzy Yarnold is ‘mezin’ at it!
- Olympic Village toilet doors are no match for Team GB.
- Crossing the finish line on your ass is perfectly acceptable (see ski cross).
- Just huck it!
- Shaun White isn’t unbeatable and premature plane rides to New York dictate the law of sod will bite you in the ass.
- Clare Balding isn’t as funny as she’d like to think.
- The Beeb’s budget was tight this year (trolley cam anyone?)
- Social media trolls really are sad individuals.
- Judging decisions sometimes make absolutely no sense.
- Elise Christie WILL come back stronger!
- There ae only som many Torvill and Dean Bolero replays you can watch.
- Slugs in nickers? ‘Nuff said Ed Leigh…
- Watching a pack of cross country skiers battle it out with spittle hanging from their bottom lips really puts you off your sausage and egg.
- Snowboarding should now (finally) get the funding it deserves.
- Team GB snowboarders ARE a force to be reckoned with.
- And finally, Jenny Jones = legend!
Unfortunately it’s now back to extended showings of Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and other rubbish TV fare. No more waking at dawn’s crack to stones being hurled and no more banter from Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Until next time, it’s good night Winter Olympics 2014 – you certainly delivered…
Team GB Sochi 2014
Here are a couple of preview shots from yesterday’s (second) sunny SUP session with my pregnant wife. It was also a chance to test out some new flat water stand up paddle gear and soak up some rays…
Baby bump paddling
Posted in Hayling Island, stand up paddle boarding, SUP, UK, Water sports
Tagged Fatstick, Flymount, kit testing, Leshlok, Loco stand up paddle boarding, Nectar Sunglasses, pregnancy, pregnant SUP, SUP, UK