Mark Anders

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NSP Standup Board – Surfboards: Reviews

Normally, a paddleboard will set you back close to two grand. That's what makes the NSP so noteworthy: You get the whole package—traction pad, leash, and fins—for about half that. At 31...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Hydroflex Lost Rocket - surfboards: Reviews

Adjustable FlexThe Lost Rocket has a pump to adjust the air pressure inside its EPS foam core and change how it rides. It's no gimmick: For clean waves, boost the psi to add stiffness and speed. On...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

JS Industries 300KW - Surfboards: Reviews

USER-FRIENDLY RIPPERTop pros like Bruce Irons, Joel Parkinson, and Luke Egan all ride Aussie shaper Jason Stevenson's designs; the 6'5" 300KW thruster we tested is identical to the one Egan surfs on...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Channel Islands Water Hog - Surfboards: Reviews

On this wave glutton, I had to stop myself from gobbling up more than my fair share of rides. Designed by legendary shaper Al Merrick, this seven-foot-six-incher is basically a scaled-down longboard...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Wave Riding Vehicles Fun Fish - Surfboards: Reviews

GIGGLES FOR ALLFunboards are often overlooked because they don't have the sexy lines of a shortboard. But for most casual surfers, this WRV Fun Fish is just right—and the 7'6" model we tested is...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Hobie M-80 - Surfboards: Reviews

Talk about kids in a candy store. Contemplating the 20-surfboard quiver we assembled for Buyer's Guide testing this year, our wave riders felt as if they'd been given the keys to Wonka's brand-new...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Bing Lovebird by Chris Del Moro – Surfboards: Reviews

Like the cushy longboards that initially bore the Bing name, the single-fin Lovebird is gorgeous, with a gloss coat, fabric-inlaid deck, and pigment-colored bottom and rail wrap. But this isn't some...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

INT Semi-Longboard - Surfboards: Reviews

BEGINNER'S BOARDThe INT's top may be made of closed-cell foam, but that doesn't mean it's a poorly performing slug like most soft-tops. Because the business side of the board is all resin (like...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Linden Agave Singlefin - Surfboards: Reviews

GOOD WOODWe've heard all the chatter about eco-friendly foam boards, but we've yet to test one that's proven truly durable. For now, the only sustainability-minded board we love is veteran shaper...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Blue Ridge Backpack Chair – Accessories: Reviews

Yeah, it's just a beach chair—a beach chair that's made of ash and stainless steel, has big and small cargo pockets, and can be carried hands-free, like a backpack. Most important, this baby...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Quiksilver CL5 Wetsuit - Wetsuits: Reviews

Constructed from just five main neoprene panels—versus ten-plus in many wetsuits—the CL5 limits the number of irritating seams and boosts your freedom of movement. This 3mm/2mm full suit...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Pyranha Everest - Whitewater Kayaks: Reviews

BIG BOAT, BIG WATERSitting inside the Everest's wide-mouth cockpit, even our largest tester (6'1", 195 lbs) said it swallowed him, with tons of room to spare. This multiday boat can accommodate a...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Walden Stand Up Paddleboard - Surfboards: Reviews

SURFING'S NEXT FRONTIERInstead of stroking with their arms, stand-up surfers use a long-shafted paddle and a huge board to catch waves—from the tiniest Cardiff shin-slappers to beefy Makaha...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

Dakine Project Blue Recon – Day Backpacks: Reviews

Made from recycled plastic bottles, this backpack keeps your surf stuff organized with thoughtful features like a seam-sealed wetsuit pocket, tarp-lined surf-wax keeper, and insulated cooler pocket....

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010

NSP Funboard - Surfboards: Reviews

This basic mini-longboard lets you ride for a fraction of the cost of most others. At seven feet six inches, the Funboard is long enough to catch waves easily, and its near-23-inch width makes for a...

Mark Anders
Nov 1, 2010