We're jazzed about the race season kicking off! Matt and Adam spend this episode covering some predictions for the upcoming Carolina Cup, ruminating on a cool relationship (and fun recent rivalry) with a rising young gun and one of SUP's original (and current) stars. Plus, more details about the November '23 USA SUP Championship and a peek into the puzzle that is National Rankings. Join us!
In this episode, Flying Fish Board Co. boss and shaper, John Meskauskas (USA SUP founding member), joins us to talk about the art and science of designing boards to cope with the realities of SUP racing. It's an in-depth conversation that is must watch for anyone who has: contemplated a board, looked at a board, paddled a board, purchased a board or may do any of the above in the future. From rocker profile, to volume to drain holes and widths, and a humbling moment in Hood River... we cover it all. We jump right in by covering the growing and competitive scene in the Jupiter/Stuart, Florida area, where Flying Fish Board Co. is located, and then onto the work that goes on in the shop aka "The Fish Tank".
In this episode we have The Great Sprint Debate! Plus, an insider's view of Last Paddler Standing. Adam, Matt and Kristen have a spirited debate about the role of sprinting in stand up paddle racing. It's a spirited discussion as the gang dives into the pros and cons of sprinting, in the context of the November '23 USA SUP Championships in Long Beach, CA.
In this episode, Matt and Adam discuss the future of race courses and potential ways to help racers know what they're getting into - we get into the waves vs. flat water debate a bit as well. Much more is discussed, jump in!
Click here for Episode 1 of our USA SUP Podcast! with Adam Tischler & Matt Jones