2 lap ADLER 2018 - Seal Beach - 5.2 Mile Flat water harbor RACE -- JP ALLWATER 14x23.5 carbon is a torpedo ! 11 min mile consistent, no drafting just overtaking - 1st time on course - 56 mins finish. High volume nose, soft front and tucked hard rails and rocker really help keep board at speed and fast to accelerate. Started 3rd wave to avoid traffic and overtook to finish 12 of 45.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:40:00
ready to apply lessons on 2015 Lahui Kai Manta race
Faster pivot turning same rocker softer rails
Faster in ocean. Slower flats compared to JP AW 14x23.5
Choke-down weight throwing stroke Very fast + less tiring.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:50:35
2018 JP allwater 14x23.5x9.8 290L
Supreme fast acceleration and sprint on flat YET need far more practice on open ocean swell = leg fatigue. Actually ploughed through a little faster if you can stay on. Even with 30° 11in knife thin alu foil = stability is still king for speed + fatigue.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:46:17
2018 JP ALLWATER -update = OCEAN heavy wind and swell.
Dana Point evening - when you have your stroke dialed in -- it is faster in every aspect - bumps, upwind against ocean swell, this big nose just pushes though without slapping --- and position and speed in increased. Even against a vicious headwind, using your weight on a choke down stroke the board just accelerates across the water.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:47:28
WOW ... just demoed 2018 JP Australia ALLWATER Carbon -- this 14x 23.5 does not feel this narrow -- so much more stable and sooooo fast on flats. Just need to keep that nose DOWN and the tail leaves almost no wake? 2 minutes faster on my training run than my Manta 12/6...less strain, more efficient. So different from JP FLATWATER at 23in wide.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:55:47
2017 JP AUSTRALIA CARBON
FLAT WATER ROCKETSHIP SUP RACE --- 20Ibs !!
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 23:35:15
Without demo or practice Raced F1 type flat water carbon
JP AUSTRALIA 14x23 with a full displacement nose piercing on 50% ocean. Wow does it glide... if you fine tune your stroke.
Exhausted quads. Cold Hands San Pedro 53mins.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:58:21
NAC 4mile. 2018 Hal Rosoff Classic.
The importance of insert locking your paddle before pulling and thrusting your board forward is key.
At turn, 2.3miles.... catching up passing with vigor and maintaining acceleration with healthy lead to finish for 1.7 miles grind. This is paddling power
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 01:00:14
2018 HanoHano was a blast. .. and we all went the wrong way doing extra 0.64 miles lol. I was wondering why that island was so small. .. Beautiful sunny day. 21st race after being off work sick for 2 days week before and recovered to paddle for 67mins 44s sprint finish. Happy and Viking Strong.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:40:04
Still confused about timing for Sunday SS 3 mile sprint which was 2.7miles and my timer was on before we sprint standing started... 32 mins. Max .. and i see reported 35 mins!? LOL loved that race. ... so many turns
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sun, 14 Jan 2018 04:10:37
Still not sure how they came up with 5000m? 1 full lap = 1.17miles. 3rd finishing lap was 1 mile at line..3.4mile total! Oh well. I know my best 4mile is 46mins race after 5 mile race or 43mins solo race. 5 mile Flat is 55 mins 14ft and 12ft class. 4.25mile full ocean is 51mins 12ft. and 3/4 ocean is 50mins. 4 mile ocean is 45mins 14ft class. Rocker helps.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:26:56
San Diego Youth Aquatic enter. 20th race podium 1st place for Flat water 3 lap 5K. Actual 3.5 mile sprint. 41mins 55s? Fastest sup 12ft6 class paddler for all age groups. Not bad. Warm up laps help me as i am a neg split racer. Need a Flat water board... right behind 14ft finishers at 12th.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:19:20
La Jolla Shores 2nd race was 6.25 miles heavy ocean swell and pure exhaustion from 4 mile race same morning AND too narrow board. Still 1hr 25 mins not bad; falling off 6-7 times? Lol.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 01:22:16
19th race...4.25mi ocean Oceanside. ..50m 07s.75...1st 50+ 12.6 class finish.
Set new PR yet Hindered by paddle choice. Only benefit was using adjustable tour paddle 3 inches shorter. Lesson in slippery shaft and loose cobnector, too wide/ flat handle and too big too wide for long distance.
But it was a fun learning experience.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:46:14
La Jolla Shores OCEAN
Borrowed Lahui Kai team custom race 14x24x7 hybrid. Fun. ..
Both sup races. PR to beat 2016 is 99 mins in 12.6x28 LK manta.
Have fun fellow paddlers...
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:02:51
Santa Monica beach start and finish ocean distance 5.7 miles 1hr 13 m... carrying sup to finish line. June 10 2017.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 02:59:23
16 races over 8 mo of 13.
New PR set ever since.
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:06:12
14 races complete since ppg 2016
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:08:41
Reach -- Breathe -- Glide. Repeat
Posted by M Torsten Rasborn on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:18:21