Aug 27

First Reviews – The Maunalua 26 Steering Paddle

A while back, Jimmy set out to make not just a steering paddle – but a Quickblade Steering paddle. He tested and tested. He tried and tried to make one that was as versitle as anything currently available. We have been lucky to have a solid line of great outrigger paddles for many years – …

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Jun 25

QB on the Road!

Jojo has been logging miles across the Eastern portion of the United States bringing Quickblade love to some of our dealers. She has spent time with a lot people, seen a couple races and made TONS of new friends on her travels across the country. Check out the pictures below of her journey so far …

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Jun 25

Battle of Lake Telford From Ryan

Our good buddy Ryan Knysh checked in from Canada with some photos and a little write up on theBattle of Lake Telford put on by our other good buddy Warren Currie (of Easy Rider fame) . Ryan is a GREAT guy. We were lucky to have him show up here at our shop during his …

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Jun 23

Men’s Journal Calls V Drive “essential”

Besides wins at most of the major races of the 2014 and so far the 2015 season. The V Drive Paddle from Quickblade has been named by Men’s Journal as one of the top five essential items needed for Stand Up Paddling. Along with such iconic items as the Yakima SUP Dawg racks and the …

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Jun 16

Quickblade on Tour!!!

This is one of those projects that as we have been working on we wanted to blab to everyone about. So when all the pieces came together last week, I could not have been more excited. For those who know her, you have a best friend and loyal supporter – Jojo Braddock is one of …

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May 26

Proper Care and Feeding of Your Paddle

Those of us with a surfing background know that in order for our gear to last (wetsuits, boards, etc..) we need to protect it and take care of it. I know my wetsuit over the years has suffered from┬áthose days that I forgot to rinse it. Water is leaking in everywhere. But with proper care, …

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Apr 28

The Ever Evolving Paddle Size Debate

Since the start of stand up paddling, we have seen a tremendous change in paddle sizes, blades and overall technology. Anyone else remember the blades we all started with? 110, 120 sq inch blades have now become 90, 83, 96 square inches. It’s getting more rare for us to ship a blade over 100 square …

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Mar 25

Carolina Cup Clinics!

As the premier stand up paddling event on the East Coast, the Carolina Cup is a yearly gathering of tribes for our sport. So it should be no surprise that once more, Jimmy will be on hand with Dave Kalama and Larry Cain teaching you how to train hard, go fast and have a lot …

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Mar 10

Paddle for Polar Bears

Every once in a while we get emails from people who are out doing adventures using our paddles. As you can imagine, for our office it is really gratifying to see the paddles being used all over the globe and in some cases to benefit great causes. Recently, I got an email from film maker …

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Mar 09

“Stroke of Genius” – Jimmy in Newport Magazine

Last Summer ┬áJimmy sat down with Newport Magazine to talk fitness, stand up and his own career. This was a nice piece done by our friend, Joe Carberry of SUP The Mag fame. Be sure to read these wonderful insights from the mad scientist himself..     Download the PDF of the interview HERE   …

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