Posts tagged SUP Soft Goods Review
SUP Review: Polar M400 GPS HRM

As I pointed out in the review of the Polar V800 I am always looking for something that will improve my paddling experience. This time around we have the baby brother/sister of the V800, the Polar M400. Again the fantastic girls and guys at Pursuit Performance Australia, thanks Sally, sent me a unit for the purposes of this review for a month. I then sent it back on completion, so don’t think I am getting a free watch just for doing a review. Because this watch is very similar to the V800 there will be a bit "like the V800" and "similar to the V800" around the place. This is not a cut and paste effort though, I promise.

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SUP Review: VMG Blades Mako Time Trial Fin

It feels heavier or lighter. It feels quicker or slower. They are the comments that you hear all the time not matter if you are talking about shoes, cricket bats, golf clubs or SUP boards, fins or paddles. Feel has a lot to do with our suggestions and our purchases. For those that know me they will no doubt agree that I am the furtherest away from being a technical type of person. Lift, drag, foils all confuse the bejesus out of me. For me I want to know, does it feel fast/slow, does it feel heavy/light.

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Review Update: Hydration Pack Hitout VestPac 1.8 Litre Bladder

The past month has been crazy. Got kicked out of our house 18 months early, found another, had that taken off us, got it back, Easter, ANZAC Day, completed my Certificate IV Personal Trainer (woohoo), signed up some clients (double WOOHOO), designed a trailer, had lots of ideas and finally recieved some awesome gear to review from Rob Cribb of Watershack at Currumbin.

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The SUP'ing Caveman's PFD Review

So for this month we have reviewed three vest style PFD's. Why have we done a PFD? For Canberra based paddlers this winter it is a requirement to wear a vest while competing in our winter club time trials. Last year it was deemed that a belt style PFD was acceptable but for this year we are now required to wear the vest version so I thought that was a good segue to do this just in time for our winter season. Unfortunately because SUP is still really only in it's infancy in Australia, there are only a few states that legally require you as a to physically wear a PFD when SUPing as a leisure activity. I tried to find as much information as I could for this and this is what I turned up: 

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The SUP'ing Caveman's Hydration Pack Hit-out

This month we are looking at four popular hydration packs. We have reviewed two Camelbak offerings, the redesigned for 2014 Molokai and Tahoe LR, the Vestpac Wilson Pac and the Dakine Sweeper. The Molokai and Wilson Pac are your traditional over the shoulder hydration pack design while the Tahoe LR and Sweeper are waist packs. 

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