Innegra Build and what it means for the 2015 Badfish Boards

I'm a freak about composite boards on the river, I LOVE EM! For surfing and whitewater nothing comes close in responsiveness as a composite.

There really aren't many composite boards out there that can come out of the river unscathed. Some may say the solution to that would be to go with a plastic roto-mold design but there aren't any (that I've paddled) that aren't clunky, heavy, and difficult to control (especially by someone my size). 

Badfish has experimented with many different impact resistant materials and they've found a fiber that's both strong, lightweight, and impact resistant...Innegra. Innegra has been used in motor sports, military enforcement, and now stand up paddle boards. It's going to be just the thing that's been missing from the whitewater board design. So now you can have high-performance without cringing every time you come close to or bump a rock. 

This means the MVP is going to be lighter while maintaining it's durability. This is huge and will make hiking rapids a much more appealing venture! Also, the River Surfers will have a Carbon/Innegra  build so no more chips, even more responsiveness than before, and lighter. 

It's going to be huge for Badfish and a definite step up in the game of whitewater SUP and river surfing board construction. You'll be able to get on some of these boards and see for yourself at Colorado Kayak Supply's 'Paddlefest' in Buena Vista, CO. Or, if you sign up for mine and Natali's clinics we'll be providing Badfish boards to make sure you're on boards that will set you up for success. 

I'm super excited for the 2015 line-up and so happy to be part of such an innovative river stand up paddle board company like Badfish. 

Badfish Cobra 6'6" surfer

Badfish Cobra 6'6" surfer

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IceMule Coolers

I'm so happy to be part of the IceMule Cooler team. I only represent companies and products that I believe in. I met James Collie, the founder, at Surf Expo. James came off as a very down to earth guy who is really passionate about the outdoors and his product. Then, I did some research and found that IceMule first initial production began due to a Kickstarter campaign. I love using crowd-funding as a means of reaching your goals and achieving what 10 years ago would be nearly impossible. 

These coolers are great for multi-day trips and day trips. Easy to strap to your board, lightweight, and extremely effective. I took mine out for the first time on the Colorado River and it was so nice to have a cold beverage on our three hour river run. I recommend these for any outdoor advocate!