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How to convert an insulated bike water bottle into one with a hose for paddleboarding

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This is a step-by step video tutorial on how to make an insulated Polar water bottle into one with a hose for prone paddleboarding. It is one of the amazing tips we learned at the AMAZING prone paddleboard clinic by Cynthia Aguilar in June...

How to get on and off the dock without dinging your board or yourself

avoiding dock dangers
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Now I understand this doesn't cover the obvious: BOATS. This just covers the structure. We'll talk boats next time. They're a whole other can of worms.  

Planning a road trip to a SUP race

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Updated June 29, 2016 If you are hopping in your cars and heading for the nearest SUP event, here are a few things to remember: The first step: Cover the basics Register for the event Make a reservation at the event hotel or one close by ...

How to prevent your Standup Paddleboards from being stolen

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Updated on June 24, 2016 You have cash on your car in the form of a standup paddle board and people need cash. I spoke to a police officer buddy of mine who told me that as unemployment gets higher, snag and grab crimes go...

How to Take Care of your Standup Paddleboard

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NOTE FROM KATIE: I'm reposting this because it's spring cleaning time, people! And, also, the weather is warming up and people are buying boards. If you sell boards, do everyone a favor and share this post! Above: Huh, I think I could employ that technique...

How to put a Fin in a Standup Paddleboard

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 Bringing this back because it is useful info! Installing a fin is really pretty simple when you know which way everything goes. The most important thing to note is which direction the fin faces… the top points towards the back end of your board. The fin...

How to Set your Garmin 310XT – The Basics

How to set your Garmin 310XT
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 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,...

How to protect and repair standup paddleboards when you travel

Ding repair for standup paddleboards
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This is a Repost of a great article for those of you who are looking for ways to repair your boards when you're out in the world without a ding repair shop: The possibilities are endless when it comes to board damage abroad. I’ve heard...

How to clean your neoprene booties, gloves and wetsuit video

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A great video from Korduroy on how to use household remedies to get you and your wetsuit feeling fresh and clean

Quickblade: How a paddle shaft breaks

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Often we get the email from paddlers saying "I was paddling and my shaft snapped" - in about 99% of the cases, it was not the shaft randomly snapping..but something that could have happened long before. In this video, Jim Terrell shows how a...

Help Me Out: What Am I Missing Here?

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Help Tim McAuley, ambassador for SIC Maui, pack for travel and training!   ************     How many trips have you been on where you didn’t forget something important?    You leave your toothbrush at home. Forget to bring your phone charger. Arrive at your destination with only the shoes on...

Quickblade FAQ: how to make your paddle shorter

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Short Description Jimmy Terrell tells you how to do it.

How to install the NOCQUA LED Light System

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How to install the NOCQUA Light System: Use of adjustable strap and harness for the NOCQUA 2000 system

Cover your paddle

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How much does your paddle cost?  Yep.  A lot! You have a case for your camera. You have a case for your laptop. You have a helmet for your melon.  GET A BAG FOR YOUR PADDLE. I just brought mine back from the Key West Classic. It's the Quickblade...

How to prevent your Standup Paddleboards from being stolen

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You have cash on your car in the form of a standup paddle board and people need cash. I spoke to a police officer buddy of mine who told me that as unemployment gets higher, snag and grab crimes go up. Anything that is...

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