G-FORM PADDING FOR RIVER PROTECTION
I've been using G-Form for kayaking and running rivers on SUP's since August. Its a huge improvement to the motorcycle and mountain bike padding I've been using for years. The big differences are that G-form uses their foam in articulated shapes that don't hinder movement. The padding resembles a turtle shell made out of neoprene. The foam absorbs and distributes the impact instead of trying to reflect it. I have also found the the padding stays in position better than plastic padding and while doing so it gives added support to the area that it is worn. Its kind of like having a knee or elbow brace with padding. Im sold. I wear the elbow pads under my drytop for creeking and wear shins, knees and elbows for running rivers on SUPs
I've been logging a lot of river days with the Salamander SUP leash this summer and I feel confident that its the best whitewater leash on the market. The guys at Salamander have put a lot of thought into this and the end result is leaps and bounds above anything else I've used for whitewater. It's the first leash built for the river. It's not just modified from an existing surf leash. Some of the best features are the tighter coil, break away strength adjustability, and optional waste belt. The waste built allows the leash to be worn without a rescue vest and still gives the user a safe cutaway system. After a couple months of hard use it hasn't stretched out and is still as good as the first time I used it.
One man show for Corridor and general water sports hobo. Not sure why I use the WE all the time. I should get some more people.