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Testing of the NK SpeedCoach GPS SUP

Stroke Monitor

I am currently running multiple tests and putting together a thorough review of the Nielsen-Kellerman SpeedCoach SUP GPS unit that measures your Stroke Rate (strokes per minute) and your Stroke Distance, as well as your Speed per Stroke, Stroke Count, accumulated time and distance. It's exciting and very interesting project. More info about that coming very soon....

 

If you are already using a SpeedCoach, please drop me a note and let me know what your thoughts are and your Pro's and Con's.  I would really appreciate your input!

 

Contact me here.

SUP races coming up July 19 & 20:

Lots of SUP race events this weekend! July 19 & 20, 2014

 

Livin' Lush CUP, Knoxville, TN

Paddle for Tomorrows, Fort Walton Beach, FL

REI BIC One Design Sprint Race, Stone Mountain, GA

Waterman's Paddle for Humanity, Minneapolis, MN

River City SUP Citizens Race, Saint Cloud, MN

Skyline SUP Series, Chicago, IL

Up North Standup Paddleboard Crystal Lake, Beulah, MI

East Coast SUP Cup, Ocean City, MD

Lake Michigan Downwind Duel, Frankfort, MI

Eastern Canada SUP Championships, Missauga, ON

Blackburn Challenge, Gloucester, MA

Cape SUP Challenge, Dewey Beach, DE

CCBC Challenge on the Charles, Boston, MA

Ultimate Stand Up Paddle Challenge, Renfrew, ON

Bow Valley SUP Cup, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

 

For more details and a complete list of all races:  See More ....

 

Find out how your fellow paddlers are training. Or tell us how often, how long, and how you train. Will be adding links to Track Maps of paddles, more articles & videos of techniques, paddle strokes, training regimens, etc...

 In the meantime, watch the following 4 videos by Danny Ching and Jimmy Terrell with some extremely valuable SUP paddle techniques and instruction based on their years of experience.

Paddle Hard!

 

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Best GPS Unit for SUP

This is the GPS unit that I currently use to track my distance paddles and my daily sprint interval paddle training sessions. - the Etrex 10 by Garmin.  I highly recommend it, as it is one of the cheapest on the market, yet one of the few that tracks the Russian Glonass Satellite system as well as the US system, and is WAAS-enabled, so it is very accurate.  Of course you can use the My Garmin on-line software to check out your paddles, but I prefer to just download the file directly into Google Earth - it works great.

 

UPDATE: June 2014 - I am so happy with this unit that I now have 2 of these for averaging together for super accurate testing of techniques, and equipment.  More info about that coming soon....

Paddling & Stroke Techniques

Training Ideas & Issues

I would love to have your ideas, opinions and / or observations on SUP training techniques ... either your about your own original ideas and training OR your thoughts about current trends out there in our paddling community now.  Do you have an opposing opinion to something I have posted or something you've read posted on "Riding Bumps", "Distressed Mullet", "SUP Connect" or elsewhere... Please send it in! I want your feedback and so does all of our knowledge hungry paddling community! Contact me here.

Featured Race:

BIC One Design Sprint Race Series

Thursday  June 19, 2014, Charleston & Columbia, South Carolina

The BIC One Design SUP sprint race series is Fun, Exciting, Challenging, and very spectator friendly!  You don't even need your own equipment... just show up and paddle race!  Everyone is on the same equipment, and this levels out the playing field. This event is perfect for both the hard core competitor to the newbie who's never tried SUP racing before!   Besides having the equipment supplied to you, these events are typically very inexpensive (sometimes even free!), so come on out and bring your friends!

 

For More Info Visit: http://www.bicsuponedesign.com/events/

SUP Race Events, Rules & Racing Organizations

What's your opinion about current state of SUP racing: divisions,  timing, prizes, awards, board size limitations, drug testing, certifications, etc....  What do you think about the WPA vs SUPAA or even the ACA  (that's the 3 main "Governing Bodies" of paddling, the oldest being the American Canoe Association, then the World Paddling Association, and the very newest Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association)?  Share your take both pros and cons here with us. Contact me here.

SUP Racer Profiles

We are putting together a database of as many active paddle board racers from all across the country so you can find out where any SUP racer has been racing, how often, and how that racer has been in all their races and compare to yourself or other racers.

 

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Paddle Board Reviews

Would you like to give your opinion and observations on a particular SUP?  Send me the info, with as many details as possible and a couple of photos if possible, and I will post it and give you proper credit.  Your post might also make some of our various social media outlets also, so send your info in to help get your thoughts out to the SUP community.

Contact me here.

Used SUP Board Market

Do you have a paddle board for sale?  Send me the info and I will post it for you!  Your post might also make some of our various social media outlets also, so send your info in to get as much exposure as possible to get your used SUP sold. Contact me here.

Used SUP Board Market

Used SUP Gear Market

Do you have used SUP gear for sale?  Paddles, fins, GPS units, etc... Send me the info and I will post it for you!  Your post might also make some of our various social media outlets also, so send your info in to get as much exposure as possible to get your used SUP gear sold. Contact me here.

Paddle Board Gear Reviews

Would you like to give your opinion and observations on a SUP paddle, GPS unit, fin, pfd, camera, or any particular piece of SUP equipment?   Not only would I love to have that info, but sharing it with our growing SUP community would be greatly appreciated by all!  Just send me the info, with as many details as possible and a couple of photos if possible, and I will post it and give you proper credit.  Your post might also make some of our various social media outlets also, so send your info in to help get your thoughts out to the SUP community.  Contact me here.

SUP Racers Database Submission

 

We are actively creating a database of all the stand up paddle racers, races, and their results that we can find from all over the US.  Not just the professionals, but anyone and everyone who participates in SUP racing.  Everyone will have a very short profile and a list of all (or just the single) races they have paddled, including their, distance, time, place, pace, ect... along with a Map of where they have raced. You can keep track of your results over time, others results, and compare how you or someone else is doing vs others from around the nation!  Nothing posted yet, as this is a massive undertaking, but I will have info up very soon.  Please HELP me out, by posting some info about yourself or any other active SUP racers!  Thanks for your contribution and assistance!

Have something to share?

Opinions? Experiences? Adventures? Reviews? I would love to hear all about what is grabbing your attention in the SUP world these days and share it with the rest of our SUP Community!  Contact me here.

Make it yours!

I Love stand up paddle boarding ... and I bet you do too!  Stand and Paddle is intended to be YOUR voice in the SUP community and a comprehensive site for all things SUP.  Use this site to keep track of events/races, fellow competitors, read/write reviews on boards and equipment, and share stories of adventures and workouts.  Think of it as your personal platform to tap into the the SUP community whether you are a beginner to the sport, or an experienced, elite paddler.  This site is for you!

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