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HippoStck (Blur)
« on: December 26, 2019, 05:32:32 PM »
Anybody have experience with the HippoStick Blur paddle. Thinking about getting one.
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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 02:46:18 PM »
Great paddle. Still use it for my backup. I prefer my 83 vdrive. But i like the blur.

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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 03:09:50 PM »
Danny and Dave are a hard combo to argue against. I've not used one (Ke Nalu loyalist), but the ones I've just played with in the shop sure seem like they're well made, and with some nice performance thought(s) behind them.
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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 05:35:21 AM »
I'm a KeNalu afficiando Not as HS are not as smooth as KeNalu's  and I've seen some break in the surf but as a back up paddle (if you can get it cheap enough) might be a good option
But there are better backup paddle (100% Carbon) options

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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 05:09:04 PM »
The blur im considering is all carbon
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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 04:37:57 PM »
I had one, solid paddle, ended up moving on to a smaller blade and shaft (Werner Rip Stick 79).
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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 02:16:26 PM »
I had one, solid paddle, ended up moving on to a smaller blade and shaft (Werner Rip Stick 79).

Do you use it just for sup surfing?
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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 06:15:46 AM »
APPST +1. Kenalu, Kialoa put on the shelf with my Werner Apex small shaft small palm grip stuff shaft 79.
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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2020, 06:42:01 AM »
I've seen some break in the surf but as a back up paddle (if you can get it cheap enough) might be a good option

News flash... all paddles can break in the surf. I've had QB, Ke Nalu & Werner all break. It happens.

But there are better backup paddle (100% Carbon) options

This is such a stupid statement with nothing to back it up. Typical reply.

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Re: HippoStck (Blur)
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 07:11:19 AM »
I had one, solid paddle, ended up moving on to a smaller blade and shaft (Werner Rip Stick 79).

Do you use it just for sup surfing?

Yeah, no issues there, very durable as I give my paddles a pretty solid beating. The only reason I sold it was to go with a smaller shaft, smaller blade, which I highly recommend.
7'6" JL Super Frank Lean
8'3" JL SuperTech 
10'1" JL Black and Blue
14' BIC WS Tracer
Kenalu Ho'oloa 95, Werner Rip Stick 79