Infinity SUP Welcomes Candice Appleby to the Team
Infinity Surfboard & SUP Co. is proud to announce that 6x BOP Champ and Women’s SUP megastar Candice Appleby has joined the #infinityspeedfreaks. Already a living legend in the sport of SUP and an icon to Women across the globe, Candice joins Slater Trout, Dave Boehne, and Anthony Vela rounding out the creative and diverse group of “5UP P1RATE5” on Infinity’s Elite Team.
Born and raised in Southern California, Candice has been a freak ocean athlete all her life. Competing in Surfing, Ocean triathlons, Canoe surfing, body surfing, prone paddle boarding, lifeguard competitions and several ASP events. She is the 6x BOP champion, has been featured as “Woman of the Year” in StandUp Journal as well as taking home the “Woman Paddler of the Year” award at the inaugural SUP Awards. Candice has also finished 3rd in the World surf SUP rankings on the StandUp World Tour.
As much as Candice is known for her relentless competitive drive, she is also dedicated to giving back as she has launched the Anti-Bullying campaign called “Stand Up for Children” and started her own business with Anthony Vela called “Performance Paddling” She has also been a huge influence on the youth of SUP hosting the premier juniors SUP Surf and Race event “Junior Pro and Youth SUP Fiesta” giving youth paddlers a platform to success.
With Infinity’s support, Candice is taking this opportunity to evolve even more as an athlete chasing her first Stand Up World Tour surfing title. “I am so excited to join Infinity and their cast of characters! I’ve always admired the brand from a distance. The way they go about their business is refreshing and being next door to headquarters gives me a chance to work closely with Steve and Dave Boehne on my equipment. Infinity’s performance SUP surf range is second to none.” – Says Candice “It gives me the confidence to really chase my title dreams this year”.
Dave Boehne Infinity’s VP of Design and Marketing states – “When wanting a solid Woman to round out the roster why not add the best one on the planet? I’m absolutely honored to be working with Candice and helping her continue to reach her goals as an athlete and build her legend in the sport of SUP. She wants to win a World Title and it’s my job to help her get there. I’m 100% IN and can’t wait to live vicariously through her journey. I am humbled and very excited for Candice and Infinity both. As we continue to grow as a brand, Candice will be a big part of the fun for years to come.”
Watch Candice make her Infinity debut this month with the first stop on the 2015 Women’s Stand Up World Tour – Turtle Bay Women’s Pro kicking off on the North Shore of Oahu Saturday, February 7th. Tune in LIVE at watermanleague.com
“Change is Good” – Candice Appleby
For more on Candice Appleby: www.CandiceAppleby.com & www.performancepaddling.com // @applesteeze
For more on Infinity: www.infinity-sup.com // @infinitysup & facebook.com/infinitysup
- Dave Boehne, Infinity Surfboards
Black Project Paddles
Soul SUP is pleased to announce we are now offering Black Project paddles in our online store. We can help you build the perfect paddle for your paddleing needs.
The Epic Pro is a hard-core nimble surf paddle. It's fast in the water and will easily accelerate you into the waves of your dreams.
The shaft are made in the USA and you can select from three stiffness options: STIFF, MEDIUM & FLEX. You will enjoy the fast find “T” minimal handle. The grip is hallow with no foam core to keep the weight down. T grip handle is also available in high viability red. You can also choose a ergo handle. The dihedral shaping on blade face combined with high aspect outline eliminates flutter. The max width is 7 3/4 inches for the premium carbon blade with red ABS rail. The blade and shaft have no molding ridges that can damage your board. You can use epoxy or hot glue to assemble your custom paddle. The Epic Pro comes with a full-length bag to protect your gear.
Ready to spec out your custom paddle
Black Project – EPIC Pro 95 Premium Carbon specs:
Blade: EPIC 95 sq in / 610cm2
Angle: 8 degrees.
Max width: 7 3/4 inches / 19.7cm.
3k premium carbon blade
RED ABS rail for increased durability
Dihedral shaping on blade face combined with high aspect outline eliminates flutter.
High aspect blade has proven successful in a range of conditions from race to wave with a variety of riders and styles.
Shaft: Premium Carbon
Paddle length: Up to 87 inches / 221cm as standard (longer paddles by request).
3k premium semi-textured gloss carbon to promote grip and easy handling, made in USA.
Three stiffness options: STIFF, MEDIUM & FLEX (New SOFT)
Two Handle options: Full carbon T or Full carbon Palm handle.
Paddle weight approximately 415 – 425 gr (14.6 – 14.9 ounces) depending on cut length and options.
Slim line Blade/Shaft connection for positive energy transfer, efficiency and less drag.
• Plug in glue gun
• Mask off join area on paddle and shaft
• Roughen inside of shaft and blade join with rough sand paper, clean with alcohol or similar
• Use heat gun to heat the shaft and blade joins
• Insert glue into shaft, rotating to ensure a good coverage
• Cover blade join end with glue and join
• Insert blade into shaft, twist and remove, repeat this process, adding more glue if needed to ensure complete coverage
• Insert and align (logo on front facing forward / Type-Spec logo closest to blade)
• Wipe off excess glue
• Allow to cool slightly, remove masking tape and any excess.
• Cover join with premium quality black tape, just twice round is plenty.
• Repeat for handle except you will need to tape handle in place while the glue begins to set.
• Remember that the T and Palm handle add different lengths to the paddle hence be sure to measure twice (at least) before cutting )
The process should take about 15 minutes.
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