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Gear Review: ENO Nomad Hammock Stand

ENO Nomad Hammock Stand
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ENO Nomad Hammock Stand Ah, summer.  To me, that means more beach time, maybe even some paddle camping trips. My fondest memories of recent summers include loading up a touring board and paddling to one of North Carolina's barrier islands for the weekend, or setting...

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,...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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I have been training with my Speed Coach for several months now and I have to say, I like it… a lot. There are some things I wish it had (like a download capability and maybe an ice cream dispenser), but overall I am...

Gear Review: Yakima SUPDawg Paddle Board Carrier

A Close Look at the Yakima SUPDawg
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A Close Look at the Yakima SUPDawg When Yakima came out with their new paddle board carrier last summer, I got excited.  I was hoping that this new, beefed up board carrier would be a viable alternative to Thule's SUP Taxi. We've all heard horror...

Supskin Dry Suit (or Starboard All Star Suit) vs. Xcel Dry-lock Wetsuit

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As many of you may have seen on social media, I recently received a care package from Supskin Elementary Waterwear (www.supskin.com). I’d been waiting for a package from Starboard bringing me their new All Star Suit, but it hadn’t arrived yet and Wolfgang Otfried...

Lifeproof Nuud Case for the iPhone 6 and 6+ bug needs special setting to work

iphone nuud
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This is just a heads up. I'm testing out the Lifeproof Case for the iPhone 6+ and have noticed a real problem when making calls. No one can hear me. The first test of a phone case is can you make a call. It didn't...

What Not to Wear (While Paddleboarding)

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Hopefully Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear will never show up at my house with a camera. I guess being a freelancer means the only "coworker" who could turn me in is my dog, and she likes to go naked, anyway, so...

StrongRabbit: Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Review

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First of all, Kill Cliff Recovery Drink is not an “energy drink”.  This is an important distinction, and I’ll get to that later in the post. Second, I have to admit that when the Mullet asked me to write about Kill CliffTM Recovery Drink, I...

Transitioning to a narrower board

Larry Cain Narrow Board
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In a recent post I shared a number of tips you can use to enhance stability on your SUP that are especially useful when paddling in rough water and on narrow boards.  Now that we’ve discussed them, let’s take a look at...

Gear Review: Vaikobi Ocean Racing PFD

Low Profile Vaikobi PFD
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The Low Profile Vaikobi PFD Like the Mocke Racer PFD,  the Australian Vaikobi is a lower-volume,  inherently buoyant PFD that is gaining in popularity as paddlers look for more options to the waistbelt inflatable PFD. Like the Mocke, it is NOT US Coast Guard approved...

Cynthia Aguilar Prone Paddleboard: The Gear

Wonder Bracket from Coastal Eddie holds two water bottles and a gps, gel bottle, etc. $69.99
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We had an amazing prone Paddleboard clinic with Cynthia Aguilar last week. There were so many parts and so much knowledge to take away that we decided to break it apart into a series. This is part 1: The Gear. Water Bottles Any bike water bottles...

Gear Review: Fusion Stereo Active

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One of the best additions to my arsenal of electronic training tools came late in this past season, and it was something completely unexpected: a bluetooth stereo. But not just any bluetooth stereo. The Fusion StereoActive. It's made by a New Zealand company that has been in...

Board Review: SIC Bayonnet 2018

 SIC Bayonet 2018
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 SIC Bayonet 2018 Our Man in The PNW - Joel Yang - loves to geek out on boards and gear as much as we do.  The Stoke on the Water Gorge Guide put this review of the new SIC Bayonet together for us, after a...

Drysuit Comparison: Starboard All Star SUP Suit v. Ocean Rodeo Heat

Cold Weather Options
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Dress for the Water: A Comparison of Cold Weather Options The days are starting to get longer, and here in the South we've had some extremely unseasonably warm weather lately, but the water is still cold. My flatwater paddling venues still are well below the...

Board Review: Comparing Bullets

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Board: SIC Bullet Series Our Man in The PNW - Joel Yang - loves to geek out on boards and gear as much as we do.  The Stoke on the Water Gorge Guide put this comparison of the classic SIC Bullet series, on which he...

Warehouse Sale: OC-6 and SUP Trailers, Paddles, Boards and Accessories

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Aloha, Y'all Carolina Paddleboard Company is clearing out its warehouse and THE MULLET is helping liquidate the inventory through our STORE. And when we say liquidate, we don't mean throwing everything into a giant Vitamix. We mean sell it ALL at TAKE-IT-NOW prices. SHOP HERE All sales...

Puakea Paddles, A first look at the Catch 22 8″ blade

Puakea Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle
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After 4 weeks of paddling in all types of conditions, flatwater, surf, wind and chop. I can say that I've put this paddle through the ringer and I'm impressed. Background: When I picked up the paddle at Surf Expo, Johnny Puakea explained the theories behind the...

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 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...

SUP’s Bigfoot: In-Race Nutrition for Ultra-Distance Racing

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This is Part Two in a series from Steve Dullack about ultra-distance racing. Read Part One here. ******* Ultra-long SUP races are a completely different animal than your more traditional 4-8 mile, 1-2 hour SUP race. I like those type of race as well, but I LOVE...

Training Tech: Whoop Strap 2.0

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Fitness trackers are a dime a dozen these days - whether it's the old school analog pedometer that's been around counting steps since forever, to the high tech multi-tasking Apple Watch, Garmin Fenix 3, Suunto Spartan or the paddle specific NK Speedcoach. I love...

Battle of the Bottles: Avex and Fifty/Fifty Product Review

Fifty/Fifty Bottles
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Once I find a product I really, really like, I will be the first to admit that my mind closes like a bear trap to anything else that competes with it.  At the same time, something new and shiny (ooh shiny shiny!) with appealing...

Gear Review: The New Speed Coach SUP2

Speed Coach SUP2
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By Steve Dullack I jumped on board the Speed Coach train when they first introduced the Speed Coach SUP last year. NK is an established American company with the rowing version of the Speed Coach being the standard in coxswain’s seats for decades now. The...

Gear Review: NSP 9’8″ Elements SUP Surf Board

NSP Element
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Looking for a board to up my skills I bought the NSP Elements 9’8” as a vacation board. I’m a very casual surfer. Big waves make me nervous, but I was hoping to change that. The only thing I’ve had for the surf so far...

Gear Review: CamelBak 70 oz 2L Molokai Hydration Pack

Molokai CamelBak Review
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The Camelbak Molokai 70 oz hydration vest was designed specifically for kayaking or standup paddling. I bought one last year to use for long distance paddling where I needed to bring not just sufficient hydration, but also nutrition that I could access easily. When...
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