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

iphone nuud
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...

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

Puakea Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle
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...

SUP Camping 101

Standup Paddle Camping Basics Most people are at least somewhat familiar with kayak touring...using a longer kayak with water tight hatches to stow gear to essentially camp out of. But  a lot of folks don't realize you can tour with your paddleboard as well...with some...

What Not to Wear (While Paddleboarding)

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...

Gear Review: ENO Nomad Hammock Stand

ENO Nomad Hammock Stand
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...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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...

Training Tech: Whoop Strap 2.0

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...

Board Review: SIC Bayonnet 2018

 SIC Bayonet 2018
 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...

Summer Trends: Introducing the Jeado

Jeano
Thanks to Peter Maguire for directing me to this Instinct article on the Jeado... "It is like eating a bag of chips in church. Everyone looks over at you with disgust, but deep down they want some too." lol Buy them here and no, we make...

Gear Review: Fusion Stereo Active

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...

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