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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 - F-One SUP Matira 11'0 2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Matira 11'0 2017
F-One SUP Matira

F-One have two lines of inflatable SUPs, the SuperStiff and the LightWeight models do exactly what they say on the tin. One uses more material to create a stiffer board, the catch being the extra weight, the other loses some of the material to create a lighter board. The 11’0” Lightweight model is a large touring board that can be…

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 - 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 - R2B App Safety Alert App 2017
SUP Reviews - R2B App Safety Alert App 2017
R2B App Safety Alert App

This looks like such a great piece of software. I'm sure many of you paddle, run, surf or cycle on your own, only to be told by wiser, more sensible folk (usually parents or partners) that you really should text or call when you're back safely, or worse, never do it alone! The designer Stephen O'Connor runs a SUP school…

SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Matira 11'0 2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Matira 11'0 2017
F-One SUP Matira

F-One have two lines of inflatable SUPs, the SuperStiff and the LightWeight models do exactly what they say on the tin. One uses more material to create a stiffer board, the catch being the extra weight, the other loses some of the material to create a lighter board. The 11’0” Lightweight model is a large touring board that can be…

SUP Reviews - Prolimit SUP Neoprene Top Airmax 2017
SUP Reviews - Prolimit SUP Neoprene Top Airmax 2017
Prolimit SUP Neoprene Top Airmax

Depending on where you paddle a bit of warmth can often be a welcome thing. The SUP Neoprene Top Airmax from Prolimit is designed to provide you with warmth while still being able to handle the odd wipeout. Made from high-quality 1mm thick, soft AirFlex 550+ neoprene the quality is very apparent. Airmax vented side panels are there to regulate…

SUP Reviews - Body Glove 3T Cinch 2017
SUP Reviews - Body Glove 3T Cinch 2017
Body Glove 3T Cinch

These new shoes from Body Glove have won awards, and rightfully so, these aren’t just your usual beach shoe, there is far more tech going on than that. They feature an easy on, three-toed design that improves your grip and balance no matter what you are doing. There is an elasticated cinch closure system, a stretch fit upper, an ultra-grip…

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…

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