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Discover Surfskate and surf the streets
Descubre el Surfskate en HoeNalu

What's Surfskate?

 Since a couple of years more than less, we are watching in the streets new skateboards that slide different as the classic ones. Also, they are wider, with an almost plain tail and no elevation in the nose, these boards are called surfskates. In the last half year, the number of this type of boards has grown strongly because they are really funny. The reason is clear, surfskates are boards ready for real surfing the streets

Surfskate is a variant of classical skateboarding. It shares the essence to go on a board with wheels, but they are very different in the way how they react with the asphalt and the behavior. If a classical skater rides on a surfskates, he or she will say to us that the boards don't seem like one to the other. Visually they share similar features in a first view but riding both, we will find a big difference. The classical skateboard has the main point on the tail, where the skater kicks to make the tricks, so the rear foot is who has the main performance. With the surfskate, the front foot becomes the main one becasue the front truck is where the action and power is made to move the board.

 
Review Fanatic Strike 2019
Arthur Arutkin con la nueva Strike 2019

The Stand Up Paddle racing environment, especially in the last two years, has evolved a lot. Athletes are increasingly better prepared, they do specific training to improve the technique of paddling and go faster than ever, demanding boards that respond to their demands in the water. No stranger to these questions, the Fanatic development team was working in collaboration with its top rider, the French Arthur Arutkin, until obtaining a new range of race boards that suits to the needs of all those SUPers who want a board that gives them the maximum performance in competition

In this way, the Austrian brand has created the new Blitz model, and has completely redesigned the Falcon and the Strike models. The first is designed as an easy board that adapts to any water condition, the Falcon is the board for downwinds and hard conditions, and finally the Strike is the option for flat water. The latter is the one we analyzed in this week's post, because the 2019 model has been a complete metamorphosis of this board if we compare it with its predecessor, and implies an evolution in the concept of flatwater boards, which can be used in any condition, increasing the speed considerably, thanks to its renewed design. 

Discover the new Fanatic Strike 2019 in its two sizes: 14'x21.5" and 14'x25" a very important option if you are thinking about changing your competition board or want to start in the SUP racing environment.
 
NSP Paddle boards for 2018
Gama NSP SUP 2018

This week we want to talk you about NSP, a brand stablished in 2001 by Buzz Hansen, a hawaiian shaper, who started made custom boards for the local surfers of Maui, and he thought about the needs of every people and started to make boards suitable for everyone.

It's probably that if you are doing Stand Up Paddle since two years or more, you know that NSP is the board brand that uses the two stars of SUP: Titouan Puyo and Travis Grant, that have placed this brand as one of the top one in the world in the race modality. But NSP has more to offer than these famous race boards, remember that it comes from the surf world, so we are going to introduce you all the NSP paddle boards range as well as some interesting paddle that the brand brings for 2018.
River SUP, another way to enjoy Stand Up Paddle
Remar en un Río, Travesías de SUP en un río

Have you ever pictured yourself paddling on a river, not with a kayak but instead on top of a Stand Up Paddle board? A lot of people think about paddling on the sea or maybe do SUP on a lake, but we are telling you that it can also be done on a river. It's a complete change of scenery, vegetation, flora and wildlife that will let you enjoy this sport under a different light.

SUP can be practiced in many locations, even if there's no ocean around. In this post we will focus on how to practice Stand Up Paddle on rivers, be it a round trip or a downriver rafting session.