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Aug 17

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

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Running at the start of the Survivor Heats

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 – not once but fives times. Between each race, competitors get a two minute rest period. This rest period starts when the first competitor crosses the finish line. Which means, if you are more then two minutes behind the first racer – you get no rest. This process continues as they eliminate competitors till they get a final race. It’s pretty brutal and I am pretty sure that anyone competing in these races (they did it for swimming, prone paddling and SUP) slept REALLY well that night.

Our own Mo Frietas proved once more that in technical surf racing he is the guy to beat. Mo repeated his dominating PPG performance by taking out almost every heat of the Survivor Series. Looking very fit and focused (No pun intended since he is sponsored by Focus Boards) he was able to handle the course and take full advantage of every rest period.

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On the men’s side, we noticed something… Look at Mr. Sup Racer – Chris Parker’s results below… he added the mythical “Column I”

1 Mo Freitas 1 7 2 1 3 14 19 Hawaii Focus Quickblade 47.00
2 Toby Cracknell 4 2 1 6 5 18 22 Australia Infinity Quickblade 35.25
3 Connor Baxter 11 6 3 2 1 23 21 Hawaii Starboard Starboard 28.20
4 Danny Ching 2 8 4 5 4 23 33 USA 404 HippoStick 23.50
5 Travis Grant 7 1 7 4 6 25 33 Australia NSP Quickblade 19.98
6 Titouan Puyo 14 4 10 3 2 33 25 France NSP Quickblade 16.45
7 Michael Booth 8 10 14 8 8 48 25 Australia Starboard Starboard 14.10
8 Josh Riccio 12 15 13 7 7 54 27 Hawaii Rogue Werner 11.75
9 Giorgio Gomez 17 16 15 9 x Final 15 20 USA Infinity Quickblade 10.58
10 Leonard Nika 6 3 8 10 x Final 15 29 Italy Starboard Starboard 9.40
11 Martin Letourneur 16 9 12 11 x Final 15 20 France Hobie CT+ 8.46
12 Lincoln Dews 9 5 9 12 x Final 15 20 Australia JM Quickblade 7.52

We thought it might be nice to add an internal “Column J” — what paddle did they actually use of ours… 6 of the top 12 paddlers were using QB paddles.. and even more striking...they all had the same type of QB paddle…the Trifecta! 

here is how it broke down:

Mo Freitas – Trifecta 86
Toby Cracknell – Trifecta 86
Travis Grant – Trifecta 96
Titouan Puyo – Trifecta 86
Giorgio Gomez – Trifecta 86
Lincoln Dews – Vector Net Trifecta 86

Travis and Toby - Trifecta 96 and Trifecta 86

Travis and Toby – Trifecta 96 and Trifecta 86

The Quicksilver event we hope comes back next year. It was a fun fill day for everyone involved. Congrats to our whole team who made the trek, in some cases, across the globe to compete in the event.

 

Lincoln Dews with his custom Vector Net Trifecta 86

Lincoln Dews with his custom Vector Net Trifecta 86

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