I was about a mile off the shore of Maui when I first lost a board at sea. As I struggled back with my paddle stuffed up my shorts one minute, throwing it out in front the next and generally going nowhere fast, I began thinking that there must be a solution to the old stand-up problem: how do you swim efficiently when you’re carrying a paddle? Once safely back on dry land, we got to work and after months of dragging paddles across pools and the ocean and honing our ideas and prototypes we finally found an answer: The PaddleSaver®. OK, so it might not change the world and it’s not going to stop your board disappearing either, but if The PaddleSaver™ makes it just a little bit easier for you to get back safely to shore all that effort will have been completely worth it.
210 paddlers. One 13 year old hydro foiler.
Watch the Bluesmiths Paddle Imua 2017 Film to see how it all unfolded!
Condition: Measure ones body without the weight or bulk of clothes that may affect dimensions.
Height Target: Physical height.
Weight Target: Physical weight.
Chest Target (Men): Chest dimension at widest point, measured over peak of pectoral and lat muscles.
Chest Target (Women): Chest dimension at widest point, on Women usually measured at peak of bust.
Waist Target: Actual true waist dimension (the narrowest part of the torso, above the high hip bone, above where one normally
wears the waist of one's pants).
Full Hip Target: At the widest point of the low hips, at the fullest point of the seat or buttocks.
Inseam Target: With the pant snugged firmly into the crotch, from the center seam of the crotch, measure down along the leg,
past the ankle bone, to the floor, standing with feet at shoulder width.