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General Category => Gear Talk => Topic started by: kelvinpumba on August 19, 2019, 01:50:26 PM

Title: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: kelvinpumba on August 19, 2019, 01:50:26 PM
Hey has anyone got a uv88 paddle . If so what do you think. Thinking about either one of these or a Black project hydro
Title: Re: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: Dwight (DW) on August 19, 2019, 03:08:58 PM
I have the UV88 and Black Project Surge.

Black Project is much lighter.

UV88 seems to create more board speed for me.

Title: Re: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: SouthCounty on August 19, 2019, 05:34:37 PM
Neither, get a Hippo-Stick  triple G ;)
Title: Re: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: Area 10 on August 20, 2019, 03:31:31 AM
I have the UV88 and Black Project Surge.

Black Project is much lighter.

UV88 seems to create more board speed for me.
Thatís helpful. Is the catch of the Surge noticeably less than the UV? And what size blade and type of shaft do you have for your Surge?
Title: Re: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: Dwight (DW) on August 20, 2019, 07:23:53 AM
I have the UV88 and Black Project Surge.

Black Project is much lighter.

UV88 seems to create more board speed for me.
Thatís helpful. Is the catch of the Surge noticeably less than the UV? And what size blade and type of shaft do you have for your Surge?

My Surge is the 82 blade with premium carbon shaft. Itís less catch, and my cadence is faster. The slower cadence with the UV-88 still makes me faster. Iím not using a speed measurement device. Just going by me catching waves easier and feeling more speed.
Title: Re: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: Bean on August 20, 2019, 07:53:15 AM
I'm still trying to get used to paddling a faster cadence with my Hydro 83.  I find I'm overpowering it, making lot's of tell-tale noise.

KP, are you looking for a flat water paddle or surf?  In the BP line, the Hydro is definitly more geared toward flat water. 
Title: Re: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: kelvinpumba on August 20, 2019, 12:32:22 PM
Currently using 86 qb so either the 88uv or 83 hydro would suit. mainly for racing . Did find 91 vdrive too much
Title: Re: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: burchas on August 20, 2019, 04:23:29 PM
Currently using 86 qb so either the 88uv or 83 hydro would suit. mainly for racing . Did find 91 vdrive too much

Then you should probably get the UV82
Title: Re: Uv88 or hydro
Post by: JEG on August 20, 2019, 07:49:10 PM
had the hydro 88 & 83 nice and light paddle but quickblade is next level from handle, shaft to blade and I can't wait to try the new UV blade.
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