Jul 21

FAQ: How to Snap a Paddle…

We have got a few emails from people saying that they were paddling and their paddle just SNAPPED! It is a strange thing because we have some pretty hard core surfers like Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell on the team roster, and you know, we checked – they don’t snap paddles. At least not that …

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Jul 17

EVENTS: Santa Monica Pier

Every year we celebrate all things paddling and the deep deep deep history of paddling at the famous Santa Monica Pier. This mid summer event, is one of our favorites of the year. The pier has over 40 years of history with paddleboard – as the hub of the early paddling community. The later it …

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Jun 24

Big Weekend for Team QB

  Team Quickblade had one heck of a weekend this past week. In Idaho our own Fernando Stalla and Candice Appleby both came away the big winners at the Payette River Games. Both took out a pretty stacked field of both river/whitewater and ocean stand up paddlers to take home the largest payout to date …

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Jun 16

Let the River Games Begin!

This week brings us what is turning out to be a pretty star studded, all star event in – Idaho…not exactly the SUP capital of the universe but all of that will change this week. Jimmy, Travis Grant, Jamie Mitchell, Kelly Margets, Candice and Anthony, Fernando, Chris Parker and a number of other QB team …

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May 27

Trifecta or V Drive?

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I have been lucky enough to be on the road the last couple of weeks and have been so stoked to meet so many paddlers from all over the county. First thing they say is “Love your videos” next they ask is “what paddle do you like better – V Drive or Trifecta?” . In …

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May 20

Florida Cup 2014

Just got back from another great trip in Florida. If I could find work there, I would move there in a heart beat – the Treasure Island area is just that – a treasure. And there is no greater find there then SunCoast Surf Shop and it’s staff led by JoAnna Braddock (mom of the …

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May 13

The ISA Games through Jimmy’s iPhone..

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One thing we have come to expect here at the office is that when Jimmy is on the road, we get random photos along the way of his adventures. The recent trip he took as a coach for team USA to the ISA GamesĀ Nicaragua was no exception. And really, instead of us trying to sum …

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May 05

SUP Fiesta!

All day yesterday at Bolsa Chica State Beach in California a hoard of young paddlers took to the surf to battle it out in the 2nd Annual SUP Fiesta – the dream child of Anthony Vela and Candice Appleby of Performance Paddling. It’s hard to believe that this event is in it’s second year – …

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May 02

FAQ: How to Shorten Your Paddle

This question comes up about five or six times a day, and we finally got some time to have Jimmy show you this really simple way to shorten your paddle. He covers two scenarios- how to do this when the handle comes off and how to do it if the handle does not come off…check …

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Apr 29

The Cup (In brief)


The QB team has SO much fun at the 2014 Carolina Cup! And even better we had a lot of top results – so grateful for our crew who keeps going from race to race representing us. We hear some bull riding may have happened..Jimmy was busy all week doing clinics with Dave Kalama, Jamie …

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