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Nov 14

QB Team: Derek Schrotter from China to Chattajack

Our good friend Derek Schrotter runs Paddle Sport Performance, one of our leading Canadian retailers. Not only a kick arse member of the QB family – Derek (seemingly like all Canadians) was born paddling. He has competed on an international level in C1 canoe as well as Dragonboat and of course, SUP.  At the Chattajack, …

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Jul 18

The Lap

Roland Muhlen – most of you may not know that name. But around Quickblade, he is a thing of legend. One of the coaches that Jimmy most often refers to – Roland was his first C1 Coach. And was himself, a member of numerous Olympic Canoe teams. One spring day a sprinter van with a …

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Aug 17

The Ladies at Jamie’s Race

As mentioned in our previous post – the Quicksilver Watermen’s Festival was a tremendous success on all levels. From the opening 5 mile and 1 mile races to the exciting Survivor series- the full day of racing went by in a blink of an eye. Of all the races over the weekend none was more …

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Aug 17

Now that’s a TRIFECTA (and then some) -The Guys at Jamie’s Race!

This past weekend was the inaugural Quicksilver Watermen’s Festival. The brainchild of our own Jamie Mitchell, this event was a world class paddle race in a family friendly, fun atmosphere. The crown jewel was Jamie’s innovative Survivor Format. A last man standing kind of race series that features five races in one. Competitors race an M course …

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Jun 01

Guest Post: Travis Grant, Master of Molokai by Matt Chebatoris

Written by: Matt Chebatoris Founder of SUP Examiner This past month, Travis Grant accomplished a lifelong dream by winning the prestigious Molokai to Oahu OC-1 race – widely considered the world title of open ocean OC-1 racing. His victory came during one of the most competitive fields of men’s OC-1 paddlers in recent years, …

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May 11

Hard Work Pays Off- Quintin Chipperino Gets The Prize

We get pretty lucky around here to get emails from members of the QB Family who go on to not only surprise us but more importantly– themselves. Quintin Chipperino is one of those guys we have been lucky to be in contact with over the past year or so and is such a super nice guy, …

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Apr 13

Join Us In Supporting Pipeline to a Cure

On a fall day we had the pleasure of meeting some really special young ladies. They seem outwardly like any other child, but inwardly they are fighting the life threatening disease of Cystic Fibrosis. This is a disease with no known cure that attacks the body’s organs making them fill with mucus and it really …

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Mar 29

The QB Committee: Michael Murphy

Adding members to the committee is an office wide task. Who has been with us from the get go? who shows us time and time again not only their love and friendship but they embody the spirit of “Train Hard. Go Fast. Have Fun.” ? We named Charlie Banfield the Chairman of the QB Committee. …

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Mar 24

The Unstoppable Jonas

There are people that come into  your life that make a world of difference. Jonas is one of those people. This video explains how a double amputee from Brazil ended up spending a week with us here at Quickblade and not only taught us about life, but about faith. In the spirit of Easter and the …

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Jan 22

The Lives We Get To Touch

This was one of those weeks at Quickblade where I sat back and said “I cannot believe I get to work here”. Stand up Paddling is a pretty amazing thing to do just by yourself out on the water, taking in the scenery, the ocean, the wildlife, the vast openness of this world. But to …

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