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SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

Dry Robe have almost become so synonymous with the beach poncho; it's a little like when Hoover became the word for a Vacuum Cleaner. They have a range of options available, all of them wind and waterproof. As water sports enthusiasts, we use ponchos for getting changed in car parks, especially in winter and the Dry Robe does that job…

SUP Reviews - RRD Morpho 9'4 2017
SUP Reviews - RRD Morpho 9'4 2017
RRD Morpho

To look at, this board is typical of RRD. I’ve known them as a brand for well over a decade now and seen their various offerings in SUP/Kite and windsurf over the years and I like the fact they often defy conventional design for boards. They like to take a proven concept and shake it up a little with something…

SUP Reviews - RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic 7'11 2017
SUP Reviews - RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic 7'11 2017
RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic

C.O.T.A.N. stands for Cut Off Nose And Tail, and what we have here is a modern breed of SUP that does away with the traditional surf shape in favour of a stubby nose and tail with parallel rails. The parallel rails are the key to these modern designs, as the rails don’t have to taper to a traditional nose area…

2017

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SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

Dry Robe have almost become so synonymous with the beach poncho; it's a little like when Hoover became the word for a Vacuum Cleaner. They have a range of options available, all of them wind and waterproof. As water sports enthusiasts, we use ponchos for getting changed in car parks, especially in winter and the Dry Robe does that job…

SUP Reviews - RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic 7'11 2017
SUP Reviews - RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic 7'11 2017
RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic

C.O.T.A.N. stands for Cut Off Nose And Tail, and what we have here is a modern breed of SUP that does away with the traditional surf shape in favour of a stubby nose and tail with parallel rails. The parallel rails are the key to these modern designs, as the rails don’t have to taper to a traditional nose area…

2017
SUP Reviews - RRD Morpho 9'4 2017
SUP Reviews - RRD Morpho 9'4 2017
RRD Morpho

To look at, this board is typical of RRD. I’ve known them as a brand for well over a decade now and seen their various offerings in SUP/Kite and windsurf over the years and I like the fact they often defy conventional design for boards. They like to take a proven concept and shake it up a little with something…

SUP Reviews - Sunova Style 9'6 2017
SUP Reviews - Sunova Style 9'6 2017
Sunova Style

This board has a super interesting shape. For me, it was reminiscent of a Donald Takayama style performance nose rider longboard. It has a huge squared off spoon like nose with loads of bottom shape, straight parallel rails with lovely rounded tops into a sharper edge, going down to super pinched-in, performance looking pintail. In terms of finish, it looks…

2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible 7'7 2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible 7'7 2017
F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible

This board is bang on trend as to where SUP surfing is going for a lot of people. Parallel rails are really the thing of the moment, and this board is straight out of that way of thinking. Lots of brands are now making short, wide nose and wide tailed boards like this. However, what caught my eye about the…

2017
SUP Reviews - RRD Razzle Paddle R 90 2017
SUP Reviews - RRD Razzle Paddle R 90 2017
RRD Razzle Paddle R 90

Paddle technology has come a long way in recent years, and the difference between a high-end paddle like the Razzle from RRD and an entry level one has never been starker. This is the very top end of the range from RRD, and the paddle is packed with technology and clever tweaks aimed at making paddling easier, more efficient and…