Feb 06

FAQ: Smaller blade or shorter shaft? which can I do first?

A GREAT question that came up from a QB customer was a reflection on current trends we are seeing in our team. That is to go with a shorter shaft and a smaller blade. But what about us normal folks who may not have the option of purchasing an all new paddle…which would help us …

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Dec 29

FAQ: What is the difference in the shaft options?

Another common question coming into our support box these days… What are the differences in the shafts that you guys have available? Jimmy’s answer… ROUND TAPERED SHAFT: The round tapered shaft is 1.15” (29.2 mm) diameter on the lower end where it connects to the blade and tapers gradually towards the handle staying round in …

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Nov 25

FAQ: How to Shorten Your Tapered Shaft Paddle

This is for sure a most frequently asked question we get a lot! Let’s face it, the sport is still very new and people are just now figuring out some of the intricacies of paddling – from stroke and now to length of the paddle itself. With the launch of the new Trifecta and V …

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Nov 25

Ah Shucks, thanks Big Winds…

Got this super nice email from Big Winds – namely Steve Gates. They are THE shop in the Hood River area for any and all paddling and water sports needs. He sent this out to their customer base and well, it was so nice we wanted to share it with y’all   “The hottest race …

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Nov 17

A Terrell Abroad : Japan!

Jimmy has been quite the road warrior lately and fresh from Fiji he jumped on a plane for Japan! Wait? Stand up in Japan? Yes, the sport is taking hold in the region. Jimmy has written a longer piece for our friends at SUP Racer, but I got a hold of a couple photos he …

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Oct 21

Catching Our Breath, After BOP…

As the tents came down on Sunday at the BOP – we have been taking a collective sigh…it’s the end of the season…sort of… BOP was once again a stellar event. Lots of questions about the move to Salt Creek, but once more Sparky and his team were able to put on a world class …

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Sep 09

Getting the Band Back Together – Catalina Outrigger 2014

Jimmy got the band back together last year for the Catalina Outrigger Challenge. The team he had assembled was reminiscent of his winning combo 16 years ago (And it was at that race 16 years ago he met Lizzie and in many ways, Quickblade was born!)   So when the race came around we tried …

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Aug 13

Custom Paddles!!!

A Custom Paddles + a Flume Session with Jimmy?? um, yes please!   We are so stoked to now offer you the opportunity to get a custom QB paddle from Jim Terrell. In this new package, you can come to our Costa Mesa Factory and meet the entire team and work with Jimmy in his …

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Aug 07

The Great FAQ Video Post

At Quickblade we are all about you, the customer, and making sure that you have the best products available. And yes, sometimes, stuff happens to the paddles. A knick, you want to shorten it, you have a problem with the shaft.  We have been posting these one by one as we made them to both …

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Aug 05

FAQ: How to fix a Blade

In the ever growing list of most asked questions that come to our email, this is one that comes from our surfers out there more often then not. How many out there have been surfing a reef or paddled out from a rocky shore line and accidentally “dinged” your blade? Well the good news is …

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