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SUP Glossary

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Paddle boarding is a fast-growing sport that is a fun, easy way to enjoy a day on the water. It requires minimal equipment and waves are optional. Paddle boards are very functional and can be versatile for sailing or surfing with the right equipment and setup. It may be a bit daunting for a first…

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Stand Up Paddle Board Fishing

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Imagine quietly paddling to fish filled pockets of water without having to worry about a dragging rudder or stirring the water too much. Stand up paddle fishing is truly a pristine and magical form of fishing. Also know as extreme fishing or “man on fish,” stand up paddle board fishing has been around since surfing…

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Skateparks

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Kelso, Washington was home to the first skatepark in the world for skateboarders which was made of plywood on a half-acre sand lot  in 1966. The first modern day skatepark as we know it today, was built in Carlsbad, California in 1976. The world’s largest skatepark is in Shanghai, China. SMP Skatepark is 44,936 square feet…

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Gore-Tex Snowboard Pants

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Gore-Tex Gore-Tex snowboard pants are among the best snow pants on the market today and for many reasons. When you’re snowboarding, you’re going to want pants that can keep you dry on the slopes and feel comfortable and breathable while on your body. The way that Gore-Ttex snowboarding pants are designed, you’ll be able to…

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Beach Cruiser Bikes Overview

There are many ways to stroll the boardwalk in style but one of the most popular and enjoyable is the beach cruiser. Beach cruiser bikes can be easily recognized for their balloon tires, upright seating style and single speed drivetrain. These features, combined with a heavier weight, tend to make the bicycles ride slower, perfect…

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Snowboard Gloves

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Extremities have the least amount of blood flow in your body, so keeping them warm is of the utmost importance for hours of fun on the slopes. The best way to keep your hands warm is knowing which snowboard gloves best suit your needs and sticking with the reputable brands like Burton, Dakine or Celtek. Most gloves…

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How To Organize Camping Gear

A few quick and easy tips will keep your camping gear orderly at the campsite and at home. Cooking outside, playing outside 24/7 and ‘being on vacation’ can lead to a disaster zone that will take the fun out of your camping experience. Read on for our top tips on how to organize your camping…

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Camping Tips and Tricks

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  You’re no longer borrowing your friend’s camping gear, you have the camping checklist on lock down and  you even camp in remote areas without amenities on occasion. You know all about how to Leave No Trace, how to use a compass and what to pack for unpredictable weather. However confident you might be with…

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is the largest and longest running volunteer conservation project in the world. Volunteers clear the trail, touch up blazes and clear  fallen logs. Ninety-seven percent of the work is run by volunteers. Thousands of volunteers contribute roughly 220,000 hours to the Appalachian Trail every year. Every year, more than 2,000 hikers attempt the Appalachian…

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Camping – 5 Things You May Not Have Known

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With visions of s’mores, pristine lakes, blue skies, bug free nights and a picture perfect camp site, the idea of camping sounds pretty darn awesome to most people. After perusing through Backpacker magazine, camping blogs and National Park websites, you’ve mentally prepared yourself for a perfect weekend of camping paradise. Like any outdoor activity, there…

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