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Luc Benac

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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #45 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.
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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #46 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?

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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #47 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.


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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2019, 08:46:07 PM »
From what i hear its when the blades hit the foil they snap.

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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #49 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?

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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #50 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

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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2019, 02:19:17 AM »
nice paddle Jacko and well priced too.

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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #52 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.

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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #53 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!!


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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #54 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 :)
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Re: Quickblade U-V 88
« Reply #55 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!