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Blumenco



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
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Location: SoDo

PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Skateboard Spike/ Spikeboarding?  Reply with quote

Lately, I've been training some gnarly hills around where I live in order to do a few stages of the http://passport2pain.org/ this year and sometimes towards the top, when I'm still stubbornly climbing and starting to ask myself "why, oh why, the pain?,"  I get a bit dreamy, and I find myself wishing for something, anything, to lean on that might help propel me forward that is not actually there in my hand.  Just something, I don't care how funny looking or questionable it is.  Grabbing ahold of a car would work.  The cyclists are already in enough trouble to be able to tow.  Just anything to keep me from getting off the board, walking the rest of the way up, and feeling like I'd wimped out.  Surely, this is stubbornness at its finest.

And then I came across this:

http://www.............com/

Oh, right... don't lean on a car, BECOME the motor...

Anyone tried this yet?  

-Clark
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HBM



Joined: 14 Jun 2011
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Location: SoCal-OC

PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Land Paddles"have been around forever. When I first saw the thread, I was thinking of cross country skis with the wax less bottoms. Haha.
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LDPenthusiast



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Location: Framingham, MA

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Westssup paddles are excellent for paddling and do really well uphill. I always have one while riding and wouldn't want to be without one. It does take a little technical and muscular development though. I'm not a fan of spikes. No shock absorption and I have to wonder what they do to pavement over time.
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eHuman



Joined: 27 May 2014
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Location: San Diego, Ca

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a WestSSup paddle for 2 weeks. Just went up to meet Dee the owner today and buy 2 more for my wife and son so I can use mine. The flexible paddle is in a different league than stiff kahuna-like paddle. You not only push forward but you spring forward. More stored energy released per stroke.

Current proud owner of 3 WestSSup paddles.
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Location: seattle, wa, usa

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clark, totally stoked to hear what comes of that passport ride, are you doing it??  

SUP skate has been blowing up, especially since the SUP guys took over the last Florida Ultra this year!!  I own a Kahuna, and tried a couple others.    Shane Perrin and DeeJay Pascua have really been bringing a lot of other guys into the fray.  

Let me know if you want to use the Kahuna next time we skate the trail Clark!   It's pretty intriguing / surprising to hear about the propulsion of the WestSSups, I didn't realize until now they were that different.

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