Cynthia Aguilar Prone Paddleboard: The Gear
We had an amazing prone Paddleboard clinic with Cynthia Aguilar last week. There were so many parts and so much knowledge to take away that we decided to break it apart into a series. This is part 1: The Gear.
Any bike water bottles will do. Cynthia loves using her own design with Polar Insulated 24 ounce Bottles. They keep your drinks cold. I will be adding a post on how with a utility knife, tubing from Home Depot and a bite valve from Camelbak, you can make your own water bottle/hose system.
Cynthia said not to bother makign your own bottle cage mount. There are three very good options for water bottle cages, systems that fit into a fin box mounted on top front of a paddleboard. There are single bottle cages, doubles, singles with a place for a Garmin, and doubles with a place for a Garmin or speed coach. These fit into a fin box just like a fin would go into the bottom of a board. There is a
Coastal Eddie is an easy option for getting replacement vent plugs. They are cheap and NECESSARY if you have the kind that you can open and close manually as opposed to production boards that have the built-in two-way vents.
And don’t forget my favorite carry the bottles to the car and the wet clothes back container from Home Depot
Did you ever write the how-to post on making a bottle/hose system with the bite valve?
I hope this helps: https://distressedmullet.com/2015/07/23/how-to-convert-an-insulated-bike-water-bottle-into-one-with-a-hose-for-paddleboarding/?fbclid=IwAR1fd6S4mjtA4dDj2_f8-gLxgCrm_O5-mxo2CXp2yS2vZLPBqRPC7qnE8zo
How can I purchase one of Coastal Eddie Bracket setups and chin pad?
We haven’t been able to contact Coastal Eddie in a while. You can contact Cynthia directly at https://www.cynthiaaguilar.com/product-page/two-bottle-holder-with-gps https://www.cynthiaaguilar.com/boards or https://www.pronepaddleboards.com/gear
Cynthia makes them and they are incredible. Also, Mile 22 is working on a setup. You can contact them at https://mile22.bigcartel.com/