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Title: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: PT Woody on March 23, 2019, 05:31:24 PM
Sounds like they've updated the V-Drive. Anyone got any inside information?

This is how they are officially describing it:

The latest addition to the Quickblade family of paddles, the UV 88 is the lightest, strongest and most powerful blade theyíve ever created!


This paddle is all about more power, less effort. The signature scoop creates a stronger catch with a smaller surface area, while the new ďBlack Diamond EliteĒ shaft is the strongest and lightest carbon creation from Quickblade yet. Excess materials have been strategically removed with more being added back in just the right places to maximise strength while minimising weight!

Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 23, 2019, 05:54:20 PM
Ok, so I doubt thereís any serious paddler who wouldnít be looking at this.

So, why ďUVĒ? And why ď88Ē? And is it just a vdrive with fancy construction (which would be absolutely fine by me btw) or something else?

Oh, and where do I get one? :)

And does it come in a size smaller than 71sq ins?
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: PT Woody on March 23, 2019, 07:04:46 PM
I think the 88 is the square inch size so no sub 71 yet.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: burchas on March 23, 2019, 07:23:01 PM
Looks like they updated the V that it looks like a U now. Deeper concave in the middle.
Went for the sexy carbon hexa weave to finish the look and 88sqi so we should probably expect
a 78 and maybe 68 if we're going by their usual sizing.

Looks very sexy all in all. Not sure it will feel so very different though.

https://www.facebook.com/quickbladepaddles/videos/257786708438922/
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: surfsupla on March 23, 2019, 07:49:42 PM
It certainly looks good. Have to pick one up at their next factory blemish sale.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Luc Benac on March 23, 2019, 08:50:27 PM
That looks like a really nice paddle. I could totally see a 71 in orange.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: ukgm on March 24, 2019, 02:25:35 AM
Ok, so I doubt thereís any serious paddler who wouldnít be looking at this.

So, why ďUVĒ? And why ď88Ē? And is it just a vdrive with fancy construction (which would be absolutely fine by me btw) or something else?

Oh, and where do I get one? :)

And does it come in a size smaller than 71sq ins?

I had a brief exchange with Jim about it last week when it was officially launched and it seems really well designed. I might get one to test but I'll go for a smaller blade size as its going to really lock in the water. The exchange rate is going to hammer us over here though - I've just bought a new top of the range kayak paddle for roughly 2/3rds of what this will cost.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 24, 2019, 04:37:25 AM
Yes, thank you Brexit for making US-made products so expensive. And itís going to get worse. But I guess that most Brexit-voters donít SUP. However, now that Brexit has started affecting the price of soccer balls, cigarettes and Zimmer frames, they might start noticing.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: JEG on March 24, 2019, 04:13:58 PM
brexit in or out you can't escape regulation at this stage ::)

quickblade in my view is leading the paddle game at the moment and almost everyone follows or worse guessing. I like this paddle but it will be a while before I get one, look so nice though  8)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: PT Woody on March 24, 2019, 11:24:10 PM
The best part about Quickblade is that they land on a well-researched design that they are happy with and they stick with it rather than tweak and change every year to make customers feel that they have to upgrade annually. It's a pity that more companies in SUP don't follow suit.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: ukgm on March 25, 2019, 01:29:31 AM
Yes, thank you Brexit for making US-made products so expensive. And itís going to get worse. But I guess that most Brexit-voters donít SUP. However, now that Brexit has started affecting the price of soccer balls, cigarettes and Zimmer frames, they might start noticing.

It wasn't solely Brexit. Prices had been climbing steadily year on year anyway prior to that. My point was inferring whether price inflation of SUP equipment compared to other sports like kayaking is an issue again.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: ukgm on March 25, 2019, 01:30:37 AM
quickblade in my view is leading the paddle game at the moment and almost everyone follows or worse guessing.

For my money I rank Quickblade and Black project well ahead of everyone else. You have to pay for that quality though.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: eastbound on March 25, 2019, 03:28:12 AM
does quickblade have a website?
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 25, 2019, 04:18:11 AM
Yes, thank you Brexit for making US-made products so expensive. And itís going to get worse. But I guess that most Brexit-voters donít SUP. However, now that Brexit has started affecting the price of soccer balls, cigarettes and Zimmer frames, they might start noticing.

It wasn't solely Brexit. Prices had been climbing steadily year on year anyway prior to that. My point was inferring whether price inflation of SUP equipment compared to other sports like kayaking is an issue again.
You can get perfectly good 100% light and strong carbon paddles from Gong for literally one-third the price of a Quickblade in the UK. The specific problem with Quickblade we we have is that they are so proudly American. The USD-GBP exchange rate has plummeted since SUP started: back in the early days of SUP paddles by US-based brands like Kialoa and QB werenít as expensive. Brexit has recently accelerated that issue because it has hit our currency even more. If there were more EU brands who sell direct to the public (like Gong) then SUP paddles wouldnít look out of kilter price-wise with eg. kayak ones. But for the moment all the innovation in SUP paddles is happening in US brands (including Quickblade, KeNalu etc). So we have to pay through the nose to get the latest and greatest. What we need is an European-based company that can compete with them. Or for our economy to strengthen a lot.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Bean on March 25, 2019, 07:24:27 AM
On the bright side A-10, it's a great time for us to stock up on Barbour here in the US.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: eastbound on March 25, 2019, 08:12:11 AM
youll need interest rates to get any bid for gbp

and with uk economy, as well as the context of a crappy euro economy generally, aint gon be no interest rates for a while, so aint gon be no strong gbp for a while
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Bean on March 25, 2019, 01:33:42 PM
My guess at this point is, Brexit will be cancelled...
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 25, 2019, 02:09:03 PM
My guess at this point is, Brexit will be cancelled...
Well, if it was, the UK would be:

1. Financially better off. Every citizen would instantly be richer.
2. More secure defence-wise.
3. More secure against terrorists.
4. Able to buy more SUP equipment from the US :)
5. More able to tackle climate change issues.
6. More influential internationally.
7. Have a much stronger science base.
8. Home to more big international companies.
9. Able to run more hospitals with free healthcare.
10. Able to offer more international jobs to the young.

But the madness of the current political situation, where up is down and down is up, means that we are not going to take this simple step that would benefit us all so much. Instead we are going to take an elephant gun, point it at our extremities, and blow our feet clean off.

And then bellyache that we canít afford a new QB UV paddle :)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Bean on March 25, 2019, 05:32:48 PM
Yes, I believe you are mostly correct. 
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Luc Benac on March 25, 2019, 05:51:36 PM
Really for teh time being there is really nothing to look at.
1) Not available in small size (71 sqi or around)
2) Crazy expensive regardless of any foreign exchange. I am not paying $900 for a paddle regardless of how good it is and for which in addition I cannot change the shaft it I needed too.

https://www.surffx.com.au/product/quickblade-uv-88/ (https://www.surffx.com.au/product/quickblade-uv-88/)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 25, 2019, 07:16:55 PM
In the UK we are already paying close to 900 Australian dollars for a vdrive. So this isnít that much more expensive. I recently bought a full wood/carbon/Kevlar sandwich 12-6 board from Gong for 600 GBP (including delivery) when a top of the range vdrive would cost me nearly 500.

A 100% carbon Gong paddle costs 110 GBP.

So yes, QB are crazy expensive. But this new model is probably only about 10% more expensive than the vdrive, here.

I guess we are gonna find out how much people will pay for a paddle.

But even if it was on sale for half that 900 price I wouldnít buy an 88 sq inch either. Waaaay too big for a paddle like that, if your stroke technique is reasonable, unless maybe you are Michael Booth in full ďtake no prisoners and shoulders be damnedĒ mode.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: pdxmike on March 25, 2019, 09:01:34 PM
I read that UK customs authorities seized a plane at Heathrow today and charged the crew with attempting to smuggle in Quickblade paddles by hiding them under bags of cocaine.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 26, 2019, 04:21:34 AM
I read that UK customs authorities seized a plane at Heathrow today and charged the crew with attempting to smuggle in Quickblade paddles by hiding them under bags of cocaine.
:) :) :)

Fortunately the lesser-construction vdrives are a little bit more reasonable. You can get a vdrive vector net for the equivalent of 560 Australian dollars, although the oval shaft version will cost you a fair bit more. And it is only 18% more if you want the version that has the shaft full of cocaine ;)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: burchas on March 26, 2019, 04:54:35 AM
I read that UK customs authorities seized a plane at Heathrow today and charged the crew with attempting to smuggle in Quickblade paddles by hiding them under bags of cocaine.
:) :) :)

Fortunately the lesser-construction vdrives are a little bit more reasonable. You can get a vdrive vector net for the equivalent of 560 Australian dollars, although the oval shaft version will cost you a fair bit more. And it is only 18% more if you want the version that has the shaft full of cocaine ;)

Just in! QB announced the UV88 CocaCore! QB really listens to its customers. The whole Idea behind the CocaCore is the ability to go through the airport undetected and once in the wild
sell the cocaine to finance your paddle. This is a UK only model mind you, Rejoice :D
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 26, 2019, 05:05:33 AM
:) :) :)

Perfect, burchas. I knew theyíd be some way to afford one, other than selling my house. Thanks for listening, Quickblade: Does ďUVĒ stand for ďUnlawful VendorĒ?
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: burchas on March 26, 2019, 06:12:34 AM
:) :) :)

Perfect, burchas. I knew theyíd be some way to afford one, other than selling my house. Thanks for listening, Quickblade: Does ďUVĒ stand for ďUnlawful VendorĒ?

 :) I think they're going for "Under Valued" due to it's hidden content. They are still working on official naming so not too late to throw yours in the mix.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: pdxmike on March 26, 2019, 10:06:45 AM
I read that UK customs authorities seized a plane at Heathrow today and charged the crew with attempting to smuggle in Quickblade paddles by hiding them under bags of cocaine.
:) :) :)

Fortunately the lesser-construction vdrives are a little bit more reasonable. You can get a vdrive vector net for the equivalent of 560 Australian dollars, although the oval shaft version will cost you a fair bit more. And it is only 18% more if you want the version that has the shaft full of cocaine ;)

Just in! QB announced the UV88 CocaCore! QB really listens to its customers. The whole Idea behind the CocaCore is the ability to go through the airport undetected and once in the wild
sell the cocaine to finance your paddle. This is a UK only model mind you, Rejoice :D
Now I'm realizing that Quickblade has probably been working on this for some time.  It explains why Jim Terrell was going around in Hood River at the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge asking, "Where are all the Colombians?"
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: supcymru on March 26, 2019, 10:55:21 AM
In the UK we are already paying close to 900 Australian dollars for a vdrive. So this isnít that much more expensive. I recently bought a full wood/carbon/Kevlar sandwich 12-6 board from Gong for 600 GBP (including delivery) when a top of the range vdrive would cost me nearly 500.

A 100% carbon Gong paddle costs 110 GBP.

So yes, QB are crazy expensive. But this new model is probably only about 10% more expensive than the vdrive, here.

I guess we are gonna find out how much people will pay for a paddle.

But even if it was on sale for half that 900 price I wouldnít buy an 88 sq inch either. Waaaay too big for a paddle like that, if your stroke technique is reasonable, unless maybe you are Michael Booth in full ďtake no prisoners and shoulders be damnedĒ mode.
Out of interest Area10, how does the quality of the Gong sup compare to some of the other boards that you've owned eg Jimmy Lewis? I saw a comoarison video (it included the Kramen,  NFA and another model) by Gong and it showed the owner of the company hitting them hard with a mallet so I guess they must be pretty durable! I must admit that Ä800 for a 10ft NFA is very tempting as it's about half the price of a similar sized JL board. Also, how did the buying and delivery process work out for you?
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 26, 2019, 11:28:44 AM
supcymru - I have two of the 2018 Gong wood-carbon-Kevlar sandwich boards and have been absolutely delighted with the build quality. They are more solid and have better paintwork than the Naish and Fanatic surf SUPs I have from the last few years. Gong have had construction issues in the past but they changed factories and these ones seem amazing value. Patrice is a very talented and innovative shaper, so you always get designs that are at the cutting edge too. The latest top spec Gong boards are full PVC and carbon sandwich, so the same construction materials as the top spec Jimmy Lewis boards. I havenít seen one of them yet, but if they are as well made as the wood/carbon/Kevlar ones I have, they should be very good indeed. The prices are amazing, compared with the bigger brands.

Buying was very easy (unlike purchases in the distant past from Gong, where I experienced some very ďFrenchĒ service) and service was excellent. The sales staff took great care of me. The couriers were a nightmare, although very cheap, but Gong canít be responsible for their practices. I donít think my experience with these particular couriers was unusual, so expect them to be pretty terrible in terms of customer information etc. But Gong themelves were great. Iím already eyeing up one of their full PVC and carbon sandwich boards for this yearís purchase...

Hope this helps. Itís great to finally see some local brands producing well-made and well-designed gear at prices that stick two fingers up to the big brands.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: supcymru on March 26, 2019, 12:03:54 PM
Area10 - Thank you for your detailed reply! It's great to hear your thoughts on your Gong SUPs. The Gong website is now very detailed and clearly want to give the customer as much information as possible and the videos are excellent.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: PT Woody on March 28, 2019, 07:53:40 PM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Luc Benac on March 28, 2019, 08:22:15 PM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.

Only one kidney left!!!
Keep the second one for a smaller version....it looks like a great paddle.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 29, 2019, 04:00:39 AM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.
Iím getting on a plane to Melbourne right now, and Iím going to stake out your house :)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: burchas on March 29, 2019, 04:52:36 AM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.


Congrats!

Let us know what's the purity of the CocaCore and estimated street value :D
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: PT Woody on March 29, 2019, 04:57:14 AM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.


Congrats!

Let us know what's the purity of the CocaCore and estimated street value :D

I noticed a shop on the other side of the country advertising a 20% off plus free shipping on everything in the store Easter clearance sale and I decided to test if they were willing to honour the discount to items they didn't even have in store yet. That should help with the profit margins, especially if I can cut the CocaCore with talcum.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 29, 2019, 05:47:55 AM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.


Congrats!

Let us know what's the purity of the CocaCore and estimated street value :D

I noticed a shop on the other side of the country advertising a 20% off plus free shipping on everything in the store Easter clearance sale and I decided to test if they were willing to honour the discount to items they didn't even have in store yet. That should help with the profit margins, especially if I can cut the CocaCore with talcum.
On this day, 29th March, when we were due to leave the EU, with our government in total disarray, and huge protests on the streets, it would probably be cheaper to cut it with ground up 10 pound notes than talcum :)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Bean on March 29, 2019, 06:07:12 AM
Hang on to your pound notes A-10, it does not look like it's going to happen today.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Bean on March 29, 2019, 06:13:27 AM
For those of you using the very small blade sizes, (Luc at 71) can you give us some details of how you progressed in that direction?

Note: I just moved down to an 83 BP Hydro but have also dropped about 20lbs to the low 190's and that blade size is feeling pretty good.  In fact, I feel like I can fly for short distances.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 29, 2019, 08:22:35 AM
For those of you using the very small blade sizes, (Luc at 71) can you give us some details of how you progressed in that direction?

Note: I just moved down to an 83 BP Hydro but have also dropped about 20lbs to the low 190's and that blade size is feeling pretty good.  In fact, I feel like I can fly for short distances.
I have EVERY size of both the vdrive and Trifecta paddles. The one I use almost exclusively, with this choice available is the 71 vdrive.

Over the last couple of years, I have tried to listen to the advice of Johnny Puakea. This has required me to change my style a great deal, and I found it very tiring at first. But I am now setting PBs on courses Iíve been paddling for 12 years. As I have hopefully got closer to what he recommends, I have found that I can go smaller and smaller with my blade and still get no slippage. Iíd now go to 61 if QB made one that small. The vdrive has an amazing catch, and if you concentrate on getting the blade into the water while taking no air with it, and then get the blade very deep, then itís like itís stuck in mud, even at only 71. And then of course there are all the other advantages of having a small blade, which are numerous.

Iím not sure that Iíd go quite so small with the Trifecta. That is a blade that requires a technically good stroke or it will slip. (It is kinder on the body though.) And Iím not good enough to get every stroke right. I was talking to Mo Freitas a few months ago, and he was being very generous in his praise of other paddlers. He made the point that what is amazing about people like Travis Grant and Danny Ching is that they manage to make every stroke perfect form. Most of us just canít maintain that degree of concentration (including me). The vdrive is much more tolerant of lapses in concentration. But maybe when I grow up, Iíll be able to use a tiny Trifecta too. It would kinda be a badge of achievement. But for the moment Iím sticking with the 86 Trifecta.

Has anyone here used the really small sizes of the Black Project surf paddle?
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: burchas on March 29, 2019, 08:28:33 AM
For those of you using the very small blade sizes, (Luc at 71) can you give us some details of how you progressed in that direction?

Note: I just moved down to an 83 BP Hydro but have also dropped about 20lbs to the low 190's and that blade size is feeling pretty good.  In fact, I feel like I can fly for short distances.

I always using the small blade to re-align my technic. If slippage is noticeable with the 75 I'm addressing it until it's not.
The small blade is really effective for long ass upwinds (which happens whenever I go downwind and realize there is no transport back)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Quickbeam on March 29, 2019, 08:34:14 AM
For those of you using the very small blade sizes, (Luc at 71) can you give us some details of how you progressed in that direction?

Note: I just moved down to an 83 BP Hydro but have also dropped about 20lbs to the low 190's and that blade size is feeling pretty good.  In fact, I feel like I can fly for short distances.


Hi Bean. To start off and provide some perspective, Iím not a big guy. Iím 5í 8Ē and weigh about 150 pounds. I started with I think about a 100 sq. inch blade. My first paddle was the old Werner Nitro in the medium. So donít remember for sure, but I think it was about 100 sq. inches. I then dropped down to 85 sq. inches (Werner Trance). And while I liked the paddle, I was having elbow issues, specifically golferís elbow. I tried everything I could think of to help with my elbows and finally decided to drop my paddle size down again, and went to a 75 sq. inch blade, this time with a ZRE paddle. It turns out that the blade size was not the cause of my elbow issues, but I really liked the paddle and have stayed with it. Donít miss the larger size blade at all and wouldnít go back. I should also clarify though, that my paddling is mostly flat water. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: JEG on March 29, 2019, 12:53:42 PM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.

That's cool, looking forward to your feedback and that 20% come in handy.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: burchas on March 29, 2019, 02:45:45 PM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.

That's cool, looking forward to your feedback and that 20% come in handy.

Are you thinking about that blue one? seems like a perfect to your JL beauty.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: JEG on March 29, 2019, 03:31:06 PM
I bit the bullet and ordered one. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.

That's cool, looking forward to your feedback and that 20% come in handy.

Are you thinking about that blue one? seems like a perfect to your JL beauty.

I wish I could burchas, right now I have a few project planned for me and others  :)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: ukgm on March 29, 2019, 04:01:22 PM
Paddle lengths continue to get shorter and blade faces smaller. This is wise but should be matched to the physiology and padding style of each paddler. Bearing in mind what the pros use, I'd say most paddlers are using something too big for themselves.

My main paddle is the BP88 and I'd go sub 80 next - even at my size.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Luc Benac on March 29, 2019, 07:13:17 PM
For those of you using the very small blade sizes, (Luc at 71) can you give us some details of how you progressed in that direction?

Note: I just moved down to an 83 BP Hydro but have also dropped about 20lbs to the low 190's and that blade size is feeling pretty good.  In fact, I feel like I can fly for short distances.

Same than the others.
I started first by going from a Konihi 95 to 84 making a very conscious effort to bury the blade very deep. My shoulders said "thank you". I then got into the Pukuea stroke (well at least trying to apply the concept. I had some coaching too on stroke, hand position, fingers, pull and so on on...
In the meantime I also realized that trying to manage a narrow board for me was not that great as I did loose in the quality of the stroke the benefit of the width. So I went to 26" minimum. It also meant that I needed to focus more on my stroke to keep the speed but that it was also easier to do so.
I also started to realise that at least in marginal downwind conditions, a small blade with high cadence got me more bumps than a big blade with a few powerful stroke. To make a story short, having the opportunity of getting a Salish 460 cm2, I just went with it. From there it made me sell everything over 82 sqi, even for my Ace-Gt.
Truthfully 71sqi in thsi template (similar to Trifecta) is sometime a little bit small. For really flat water I go 77sqi or 82 sqi. I also found that sometime quartering heavy chop and wind, the 71 sqi doe snot quite cut it. But Blackfish paddle (local guys) are likely going for the same template in 500 cm2 or 77 sqi and that would be perfect to cover all conditions. 77sqi for flat and quartering and 71 for bumps. 82 sqi for the Ace-GT that has good glide.
Correctly planted, I have found that I have as good a workout than before with bigger blades.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on March 30, 2019, 03:51:46 AM
Well, hereís a surprise: the UV88 is about to arrive in the UK, and itís not actually particularly expensive! In fact, at 389 GBP, it would not be the most Iíve paid for a paddle.

What a shame it is only available in the 88 size. Thatís going to be massive for most people who have a decent technique. Iím guessing that they just donít want to make all the vdrive stock instantly obsolete, for the retailers.

Damn! At that price, if it was a small size I might buy two, and cut to different lengths. But 88 is way more paddle than I need.

Interesting that they have decided that foilers need a stronger shaft. How much does the length of a paddle for foiling differ from one for SUP?
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Dwight (DW) on March 30, 2019, 04:40:25 AM
Interesting that they have decided that foilers need a stronger shaft.

When a Hawaiian Pro was here visiting, the crew was talking about another broken paddle, so the pro level foilers do break them. Iím still not sure what they were hitting that breaks them, wing, or board.

Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: surfsupla on April 12, 2019, 08:46:07 PM
From what i hear its when the blades hit the foil they snap.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on April 13, 2019, 04:52:57 AM
From what i hear its when the blades hit the foil they snap.
Yeah, thatís what I thought too, hence my wondering why it was the shaft that was reinforced not the blade.

Surely this is the right time for one of the specialist paddle brands to come up with a super-durable plastic-bladed paddle that isnít a total POS weighing the same as an anvil?
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Jacko on April 15, 2019, 05:24:18 PM
From what i hear its when the blades hit the foil they snap.
Yeah, thatís what I thought too, hence my wondering why it was the shaft that was reinforced not the blade.

Surely this is the right time for one of the specialist paddle brands to come up with a super-durable plastic-bladed paddle that isnít a total POS weighing the same as an anvil?

We are not a specialist paddle only brand but we sure do a lot of foiling so we made just as you said a plastic so to speak blade with some amazing reinforcements. So many broken paddles in the early part of foiling 90% blades 10% shafts. Since making these new paddles we have had zero blades break. Also masts are longer now so less chance of hitting the wings as that heaps as well. https://www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com/shop/one-foil-paddle
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: JEG on April 16, 2019, 02:19:17 AM
nice paddle Jacko and well priced too.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Area 10 on April 16, 2019, 05:00:51 AM
Yep, looks good, well done. I would like more pictures and details (design, construction etc) on the website though.
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Jacko on April 16, 2019, 03:12:00 PM
I would like more pictures and details (design, construction etc) on the website though.

Haha yes me to!! ;D

I've been given a kick up the arse on the website stuff quite a bit over the last month or so so i have started to make this one of our main jobs over the next month and see if we can get it up to scratch a bit, at least on the product info!!

Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: burchas on April 16, 2019, 05:42:12 PM
I would like more pictures and details (design, construction etc) on the website though.

Haha yes me to!! ;D

I've been given a kick up the arse on the website stuff quite a bit over the last month or so so i have started to make this one of our main jobs over the next month and see if we can get it up to scratch a bit, at least on the product info!!

Should be easy enough considering you're using squarespace :)
Title: Re: Quickblade U-V 88
Post by: Jacko on April 16, 2019, 09:35:40 PM
I would like more pictures and details (design, construction etc) on the website though.

Haha yes me to!! ;D

I've been given a kick up the arse on the website stuff quite a bit over the last month or so so i have started to make this one of our main jobs over the next month and see if we can get it up to scratch a bit, at least on the product info!!

Should be easy enough considering you're using squarespace :)

Haha yes one would think but it's all a new learning curve!