Rob Casey is the owner of SUP school Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle, co-founder for the PSUPA and is the author of two paddling guides.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Car Rack Strap Noise - How to Prevent

Have you ever strapped your boards or kayaks on your car then drive away to hear a super annoying vibrating sound that even the best car stereo can't block out?  This is caused by car rack straps that are not twisted - twisting the straps prevent the noise. Sometimes strap ends will do it, but usually not as as annoying as the main straps.

The last time this happened to be, I had two stacks of boards on top and while the straps were twisted, it took me a few pull-over's to find the right one, which of course was inside the two stacks in a difficult to reach spot. 

Hear a sample of the noise from my last experience, click here.

Un-twisted Straps
Twisted Straps














Twisting straps for concave / carved out deck


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Interview with John Puakea - Stand Up Paddle the World

Learn about SUP and OC efficiency in this very informative podcast of John Puakea by Darrell Kirk of Stand Up Paddle the World. John, an outrigger canoe designer and world class paddler talks about stroke efficiency, the forward stroke and what it feels like to achieve the perfect stroke.



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From the post page:

John Puakea is a legend in the Outrigger Canoe community and has brought his years of experience to the Stand Up Paddle world.   As an exceptional technical coach, John has helped push world-class paddlers to the next level in international competition. His ability to improve the performance of already-elite paddlers also led Team Bradley to consecutive first-place finishes in the Molokai-to-Oahu Na Wahine O Ke Kai, and to the fastest crossing time by any women’s team in the history of the race.  John talks about his entry into the outrigger canoe world and how to develop a fast paddle stroke in both OC and Stand UP Paddle Board Racing.



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Check out our SUP classes in Seattle - Beginning to advanced instruction including freighter and tug wave surfing, coastal surfing, rivers and racing, plus PSUPA Instructor Certification.