Wednesday, November 5, 2008

THE GOOD NEWS IS................



The good news is that the Paddle Surf Hawaii 9'3" Ripper shaped by Blane Chambers lives up to it's name......it rips!!! It looks aggressive and it surfs aggressive. The future of SUP is like every other new board sport, things start getting smaller and smaller and younger people start getting into it and take it to another level. We at BlueLine realize this so not only will we cater to the folks that want to be mellow and just Cruise we will also be on the cutting edge of performance SUP surfing. We will carry the boards to make this happen. The most high performance SUP board that I have ever surfed is the Ron House 9'1" quad. This board is 27" wide and carves like mad! The PSH 9'3" is right in there. It's a great high performance board tested by the big boys over on the islands. Come by the store and check it out along with all the other boards. We have them all.

Now for the not so good news. While test surfing the Blane Chambers 9'3" Ripper in some great waves I went over the falls and landed on my paddle blade. My foot went limp and after looking down to check for damage I found that I had a big ass gash on my lower front leg. After looking even closer I realized that I was looking at my bone! Turns out the paddle blade cut right down to the bone and cut the tendon along the way. Lots of blood followed. After getting out of the water and heading to the car a friend in the parking lot saw my leg and drove me to the ER. Thanks John. I now have my tendon sewed up as well as my leg. I will be on crutches for awhile and out of the water. Shit happens and it's all part of the game. See you all at the grand opening this Sunday. OUT.

7 comments:

ef said...

ouch, sorry to hear about your leg. now what i want to know is, did that paddle have edging on it? i kinda doubt it. are you now going to put edging on that paddle? just curious!
btw/ bone? i think if i'd seen that in the lineup, i'd of passed out and probably drowned. good for you, keeping your wits about you!
erik
www.howtostanduppaddlesurf.com

Jim Brewer said...
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Jim Brewer said...

ef-I used to use the auto door liner for the paddle blade. Its nice and light and works great. Its just a thin hard rubber strip that fits right on the blade edge. Im going to buy a roll of the stuff and put it back on all my paddle blades. If you are thinking about doing this with your paddles go that route. The heavy black rubber type tape that I think is made by Scotch is junk. You don't want to use that stuff. Its heavy, looks like crap and really changes how the blade cuts through the water.

John Ashley said...

DUDE!!!

Sorry to hear about your paddle wound! I did a post about taking off my blade edging and how I like it better. But in the next sentence I also said that the edge could just slice you and it'd suck for that to happen if you were traveling.

I am definitely going to recover my blades now- that's something I never want to see happen to me or anybody. Get better soon.

Until then, you can sit on the beach and shoot vid and stills of some SB SUP action for us!

Jim Brewer said...

John-Cover your blade!! You wouldn't believe how deep and easy that blade cut my skin. It even cut into my bone!!

Bob said...

Jim, are you referring to electrical splicing tape when you say "heavy black rubber type tape?" If so, that's what I'm using and haven't notice any difference how the blade goes through the water....

Jim Brewer said...

Bob-Thats because your such a stud paddle dude that no stinking tape on the blade will slow YOU down!!!