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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 - 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

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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 - 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 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 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…

SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Peak Vario Carbon 2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Peak Vario Carbon 2017
F-One SUP Peak Vario Carbon

As with all the F-One gear I’ve seen, be it kite or SUP, this is an incredibly well-finished piece of equipment. There is a smart sheen finish on the lower half of the shaft, and then the upper half uses what they call ‘anti-skid’ which is a matte finish, presumably for choking down during your stroke. The Vario adjustable model…

SUP Reviews - Jimmy Lewis Hanalei 10'0 2017
SUP Reviews - Jimmy Lewis Hanalei 10'0 2017
Jimmy Lewis Hanalei

Some boards you just want to look at, and the Hanalei is one of those. I think for me it was the fact it felt well proportioned, at 130 litres spread over the 10-foot length and 28-inch width the volume seems relatively well distributed throughout the board, and to the untrained eye, it could look more like a scaled up…