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A backpack strap designed for easy attachement and carrying is included along with fins. Made from the highest quality webbing, the strap is adjustable and includes a waist belt. Transferring the weight of the board to the hips via the waist strap is a huge advantage when racing and having to carry a board. The backpack strap easily folds into a small pouch that fits on your waist when riding the board.
|BV Surfer ripboard $
||Smoke fins & tethers $
||Backpack strap $
A number of adventure racing teams including Strike Anywhere, Climb for a Cause, Team Mandatory Gear, Adventure Racing Concepts, and others used the Racer ripboard in Primal Quest 2006 Utah. The teams loved the boards and most wished the race included more whitewater as the Green River offered minor rapids. Big Sky, Montana is home to Primal Quest 2008 with 12 miles of Gallatin river in store.Primal Quest Swim Gear (per person) with *Ripboard tips and suggestions:
*100% SuperStretch neoprene full wetsuit with Glideskin neck, wrist, and ankle seals for mazimum movement, durability and watertight suit for warmth. Men's version is available in 3/2 and women's in 4/3.
Men's & Women's only $179
Mens Sizes: S,M,ML,L,XL,XXL
Womens Sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
Shin, knee, elbow, thigh protection (i.e. rubber, commercial grade pads, etc.)
* Save some money with soccer shin guards and regular athletic knee pads - put pads on first so your wetsuit holds them in place and create less drag in the water. Big bulky pads are overkill and create significant drag. Downhill mountain biking pads work too as they are relatively thin - great if you already have them. The Racer protects your arms and elbows so these pads aren't necessary.
* Bigger fin = more power = more work (muscles along the top of your feet and around your ankles get hammered)... practice, practice, practice. A full leg kick is best - the bicyle crank motion doesn't! Smoke fins (pictured above) and bodyboard fins in general are better than scuba or strap-on fins.1 Helmet: climbing helmet OK
* Webbed gloves work best as you can use a swim stroke to maintain speed and save your legs in flat water.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
|RipBoard Racer Specifications:|
|Length||40" or 100cm|
|Width||24" or 60cm|
|Pad colors||Black, orange, red, teal, purple or blue|
|Board colors||Black, orange or blue|
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