VE Paddles approached us this winter for feedback on their new range of stand up paddles they are currently developing. Our initial review of their wave orientated fibreglass version is featured here. ‘Glass fibre’ we hear you cry? Common thinking dictates carbon is best for high end paddles and we were certainly in agreement before […]
via The prototype – VE glass fibre SUP paddle review — SUP Mag UK
The above is an example of how I helped a brand develop a product and then created content off the back of it. It’s great to be able to do this kind of stuff and proves our work at SUP Mag UK is recognised by the paddle sports industry. Stay tuned as I’ll be working on more projects similar to this over the coming months.
It’s been a super hectic few months – hence why so few postings from me. What with all the equipment testing I do, content I create and trying to fit this in with family commitments time is extremely limited.
One of the projects I’ve been working on, however, is helping UK based wetsuit company NCW come up with a proper good windsport wetsuit. You can see in the vid the suit working well – air temps were around 2C with a windchill of -1C. A good test of neoprene product if ever there was! Stay tuned on this as it might just get the green light…
Here’s a little edit cobbled together with smaller clips showing what it’s been like in my ‘hood from a windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding perspective. And the best bit? It ain’t over yet! We’re still getting awesome conditions – sweet!
Source: Back to the future – Jimmy Lewis Black&Blue Machine 9.6ft review
I’m not a traditional nose riding aficionado by any means. Having said that, testing the Jimmy Lewis Black&Blue Machine 9.6ft forces you into this way of paddle surfing – no bad thing. Read the full Black&Blue Machine 9.6ft review over on SUP Mag UK.
Source: Terminal velocity – Velocitek Makai SUP specific GPS review
Velocitek’s Makai SUP specific GPS is a nifty bit of kit for stand up paddle boarders. Check out my review on SUP Mag UK.
This wasn’t the first time I’ve used Perception’s long standing 5-0 surf sit on top, but it’s the first time I’d been able to throw a fully tricked out hull – compete with thigh straps, performance wave fin and specific surf paddle – at a few frothy waves. It’s also not a new kayak in any sense. There’s always merit in testing kit perceived as established though – especially if it’s a design that’s still misunderstood. Head over to Sitons.com to read the full review – www.sitons.com/articles/i-got-five-it-perception-kayaks-5-0-second-pass-review/
Source: All wave – Pendleboard 9.6ft review
One of the most interesting tests I’ve done recently. The Pendleboard 9.6ft is half inflatable/half rigid stand up paddle board and is designed specifically with surfing in mind. Check out the write up over on SUP Mag UK.
Source: Can I learn to stand up paddle board in winter?
Can you learn to SUP in winter? Of course you can – with a bit of prior planning and preparation. Pick your days and it’s green lights…
Source: Should I switch to a touring/race SUP for all round paddling?
A bit of insinuation for anyone looking to switch things up during their SUP sessions.
Source: Vass class…
Earlier in the year the family and I hit up the hallowed shores of Vassiliki, Lefkas, Greece. Not traditionally associated with stand up paddling, it’s more of a windsurf spot. It is, however, perfect for a bit of flat water SUP in the mornings. If you’re looking for somewhere different for your stand up shenanigans then have a read for some Hellenic inspiration.