33 degrees & snowing, but the water is dead calm and beautiful...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I contacted Larry Allison via Facebook to ask about his SUP race fins. He asked for my phone number and called me. We talked for over 30 minutes about everything fin-science. I learned a ton of stuff in 30 minutes. Mostly he told me why I didn't like some of my previous fins and why his foil designs would be better. For my boards and racing conditions, he recommended the Eric Terrien pro model BatWing design. He custom made it for me the following week.
I paddled it for the first time today, but in 25 degrees, ice cold conditions, there was not much I could tell... I was too damn cold. It did seem to track very well. I will report more once I can test it in flat and down wind conditions.
What I'm hoping for is a fin with low-drag, good tracking and good weed-shedding ability. If looks say anything... it is a winner.
If you want to contact Larry, check out his website or send him a message via Facebook. He prefers to talk to paddlers before he sells them a fin... to make sure you get the right design for your needs. Thanks Larry.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Been testing this board for about a week now and I love it. It will be what I train on primarily for the winter. It is a tad heavy compared to a custom Joe Bark, but it is right around 28.6 pounds. But the lay-up is bomb-proof. Super durable & ding resistant. And I could not feel the extra 5 pounds when paddling it.
It is not the fastest flat water board at 29" wide, but it is soooo stable and confidence building. Yesterday, in 2 foot chop and 15mph winds it caught & surfed bumps better than any other race-style board I've had. This is going to be a fun board to take out in all conditions.
Thanks to Bobby & Perfect Wave for hooking me up with this beauty.