Morgan

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Camping
Backpacking
Snowboarding
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Paddling
Yoga
Sport Climbing
Kayaking
Surfing

Morgan's Bio

Traveling and paddling!

Keep track on insta - @vanmandog

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Morgan wrote a review of on April 15, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Badfish Re-Leash connects to a board like any other leash, with a velcro enclosure. The thing that makes this leash special is the design that attaches to the rider, actually to the rider's equipment - like a PFD.

On the end that connects to the rider, the leash is composed of a releasable snap-shackle, release cord & ball and carabiner. If I ever need to be released from the leash system, I just give the release ball a tug and it opens the snap-shackle- freeing myself from the board.

I am regular footed, so when I go to a staggered or surf stance, my right foot goes back. I attach the carabiner portion of this leash to my right side, on a solid strap on my river PFD. This makes sure that the leash doesn't get tangled and stays out of the way.

The leash has released everytime I've wanted it to, whether I'm sharing the leash & board or if I'm swimming in a rapid and need to be free'd up.

It's the only leash I'll wear on a river, as my opinion is it's the safest option our there.

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Morgan wrote a review of on April 8, 2014

Surf's UP
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is "the" board to have for park & play river surfing. You won't want to paddle down river on this board though, this is strictly for whitewater parks and easy to access river waves. Can also use this board to Wake Surf behind a Wake boat!

The board comes with a FCS thruster fin set-up (3 fins) & I have two fin configurations I like to use for this board:

1. A set of FCS M5's. This really locks the board in on the wave and you can push hard on the tail for some solid carving. Very stable set-up.

2. Two FCS M5 fins up front with a small FCS Knubster fin in the rear. The smaller rear fin allows the tail to break free and give a loose feeling, this helps out for sideways "grinds" on the wave and lets you start to work on 360 spins.

The 6'11" is great for smaller waves & the 8' rocks on medium to large waves and is very stable. I just picked up a new 8' for the season, stoked!

My buddy Chris doing a sideways wave grind:

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Morgan wrote a review of on April 7, 2014

Crazy Fun Board
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just started using this board in the rivers and am really enjoying the capability of the board.

I recently took it down Westwater Canyon in Utah and had a blast. We took turns surfing waves and running rapids. The boards punches through holes and wave-trains like a champ.

Can't wait to spend more time on the board this upcoming season.

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Morgan wrote a review of on April 7, 2014

My MCIT = My best friend.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've paddled the rivers for about 4 years, demo'd and paddled over 20-30 models and the MCIT has been my go-to board.

I can paddle easily with my black lab on the board for a chill cruise or push it down some Class IV rapids. It excels at stability and confidence boosting.

I will always have a MCIT in my SUP quiver.

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Morgan wrote a review of on April 4, 2012

5 5

I'm focusing my review on the pack / bag the SHUBU comes in. It is by far the most comfortable inflatable SUP bag to carry or have on your back. The thick shoulder straps make carrying this around a breeze.

I've also had a blast paddling SHUBU's all over rivers and flatwater. And the bunjee system on the front of the board is perfect for packing a dry bag with a camera, lunch or a couple cold ones.

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Morgan wrote a review of on April 4, 2012

5 5

This board handles so many styles of paddling very well. I've paddled this Boardworks EPX board down the Colorado River, around the Boulder Reservoir's flat water and surfed it at Old Man's and The Rock surf breaks down on the Baja tip. It's performed exceptionally well in all of the paddling applications and one of my favorite all-around boards.

Remember to get the right safety gear and train up on river knowledge if you are going to play in the rapids. River SUP is my #1 style of paddling.

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Morgan wrote a review of on December 9, 2010

5 5

This board has turned into my "all-in-one" out of my quiver. It's great for taking my kid and dog out on for a casual paddle out on flat water. There is a good amount of floatation to the board and that make's gives it solid stability. I've added some additional padding up on the front for the pooch, and it was easy and cheap to do.

For surf, the Classic is too much fun.

Even for it's size the board has tons of performance. I can walk all over it like a longboard and it still cuts sharp and hard when I want it to. Much respect to the guys at C4 for an awesome board!

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