Race is coming up fast, any updates? How's the training been going. I'm just getting into taper mode and it's epic.
Well, if you haven't laid down a base yet you better git goin...starting to run out of time. You could always go into the race stone cold? :#
I may just watch, this all sounds like a lot of work.
Yeah, man. @tanner is spot on. Races are won and lost at the start and finish line. It's all the little things you gotta focus on to round out your training. Yewww
Yo @"john.williams" , just my own two cents, but in the last month leading up to a race I like to work on my starts and finishes. I'll do a lot of sprint work as well figuring that I've already laid a good base through all my work earlier in the season. Starts, sprints and finishes, I reckon that's where races are won and lost. You may also practice your turns around buoys to make a quick transition. Good luck and happy paddling!
Thick 5mm lobster claw gloves. If you can't hold a paddle you can't, ummm, paddle. <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029426/uploads/editor/9h/peltjsp7eysc.jpg" alt="" />
A thick ass wetsuit, gloves, booties, hood, the whole deal. And I always pour a couple gallons of hot water in my suit before I get in the water to keep me toasty.
Not really too stoked on this, but my job has me moving back to the northeast this winter and the closest coast is New Jersey. I know the waves can get good in the winter, but it gets damn cold too. Anybody have any tips on how to stay warm when out paddling? I don't want to go the whole winter without picking up the paddle and at least trying to stay in shape. Thanks!!!
Oh man! I just saw this thread. I've gotta see this thing when it's done. Sounds epic! Keep us posted @"John.Drake" .
Any update on the build?
I'm sure there is a lot to learn but only one way to do that in my world. When you see some of the diy builds the kite guys have done they are fairly crude so will have to see. Im not worried about the fuselage that is super stiff the mast i am going to add a little more carbon to, the foil I'm going to go with a flat bottom section i think on the front, i have not decided on the rear yet. the rear foil will have some way to change the incidence but yet to be decided how. If any one has a kite foil i would be keen to see some close up pics as to what foils they are using on the wings. if this works i will definitely try it on a larger board dw!
laminated plywood core? Isn't Nomex honeycomb lighter and stiffer ? http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2700/72b8a/products/238/images/740/nomex_honeycomb_sandwich_panel__43681.1477612360.190.285.jpg?c=2<img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029426/uploads/editor/c9/772yr1prhkje.png" alt="" />
<blockquote class="Quote" rel="hayden.carr">Anybody using their SUP to rescue/help folks affected by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida? Was just thinking this morning that it'd be a great way to get in and out of areas where the flood waters are a little sketchy. Just curious is someone can let me know. Thanks!</blockquote> I have seen videos with people saving animals on SUP boards.
Anybody using their SUP to rescue/help folks affected by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida? Was just thinking this morning that it'd be a great way to get in and out of areas where the flood waters are a little sketchy. Just curious is someone can let me know. Thanks!
Go big, paddle the Mississippi Huck Finn style! I got a boat you can rent? <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029426/uploads/editor/iq/5lovywac99gg.jpg" alt="" />
Do I need to bring my own board or is there an outfitter in the area where I can rent one and maybe get some instruction??
We did the Black Canyon a couple years ago. So amazing. My husband and I are looking at other parts of the Colorado. Here's one of my favs from the Black Canyon.<img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029426/uploads/editor/eg/4vloyju9m6wc.png" alt="" />
Totally depends what you're using it for. If you wnat to fish off it you gotta a get a big one. If you want to get into racing you need a racing board. Devil's in the details.
I would just get the cheapest board you can find. Then you don't care if it gets damage or stolen.
Psyched! Thanks for the help guys!
Here's another helpful article @"john.williams". I know you said you were looking for flat water boards, but just more food for thought. http://www.supthemag.com/gear/buying-your-first-sup-surfboard/
Hey @"john.williams" welcome to the club! I was just helping a friend with a similar question and found this article to be really helpful... https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/how-to-choose-a-stand-up-paddleboard.html Hope you get some good info out of it and find the board that's right for you.
This still blows my mind! Wonder if you could paddle across the Pacific?