The BRS (Banana River Special) model.
For this design, I analyzed my past boards, the bump and jump Naish Starship, the RRD Freestyle Wave, the Quatro Tetra Freewave. I wanted to take what I liked from those, and discard what I didn't. Creating a board I would want to blast around on in the Banana River. Particularly days when windsurfing would be my choice over kiting.
My target wind range was 6.1m to 4.5m. Basically, one board in my van. A thin-my-quiver model. Good get up and go. A good ride in the Banana River chop. Old school jibes, smooth, not tight. Plus speed, lots of easy speed.
Check out this session on the 4.5m in our worst chop. I was in complete control and able to push for all the speed she could give me. It was so much fun flying on the tail.
After session, fun at Kelly Park testing the durability of my foil boards.
I'm now offering Black Project Paddles.
These are the best paddles I've used, and I've used, and owned, every top brand on the market going back ten years.
What sets Black Project apart from all the rest?
1) The lightest on the market. Nobody wants swing weight when surfing a short board SUP.
2) The smallest diameter shaft I seen in any paddle. From an engineer's point of view, the smallest diameter shaft wins! It allows for the least amount of weight, and most amount of bending before a failure. This is good! Fat shafts cannot match a skinny.
3) The blade "angle" is reduced to match the needs of the high performance short board SUP surfer.
4) The blade edge is generously rounded, in such a brilliant way, that rail tapes, or taping the paddle blade, no longer makes any sense.
5) These might be the only paddles on the market designed specifically for the short board SUP surfer.
Laitham taking my board for a flight test.