Red Paddle Co has teamed up with a number of leading outdoor equipment suppliers to create a competition to win the ultimate outdoor adventure.
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Red Paddle Co has teamed up with a number of leading outdoor equipment suppliers to create a competition to win the ultimate outdoor adventure.
If you could use some help in achieving your goals and want to partner with a brand that shares the same love for the water and paddling as you, Aqua Marina could be the perfect fit for you.
Following the 2016 Chattajack (held in October), one participant edited together an incredible video highlighting the race and one’s journey and dedication to take part in it. Have a look at the documentary-style video below.
2016 was another year for the books! This year team Badfish SUP proved that river stand up paddling is no joke and they continue to innovate and impress with each new year. Here, Badfish SUP compiled highlight clips from 2016. Check it out!
Have you heard of the story of Standup4Greatbear Expedition? Boardworks SUP ambassador Norm Hann paddled 400km from Kitimat to Bella Bella, Canada, the proposed route of a pipeline. His mission was to bring awareness to the threat of these oil tankers, and doing so created a documentary about the expedition.
Now that the Supconnect Awards have been wrapped it's time to bring back a fan favorite, the Supconnect Polls -- the People's Choice Awards, where you, the consumer, the fan, the people who make this sport so awesome, can decide who your favorite athletes are, where the best SUP destination is, what the best video from the year was and more! You nominate, you vote, and YOU DECIDE!
During the Summer Outdoor Retailer show in Utah held in August a forum was held with stand up paddle industry leaders. The forum gathered experts and industry professionals to discuss the state of the SUP industry, safety and regulations, the future of our industry, and more!
Attention whitewater SUP junkies! Badfish SUP just introduced a new product for 2017 and you’re gonna dig it. It’s called the “Rivershred” and Badfish just released a little teaser on it. Check it out!
Between wind, weather, chop, swell, no babysitter, working too many hours and missing daylight, and a plethora of other reasons, sometimes the day just doesn’t allow for getting on the water. So, while we can accept the fact that indoor SUP training definitely is not as stress-relieving and euphoric as actually being on the water, it does have quite a few benefits. And when done appropriately, can be affordable AND highly effective.
As stand up paddle boarders it is our duty to do our part to keep the oceans and waterways that we play in clean. With that in mind, the folks at Starboard are starting the “Pocket of Plastic” challenge with the goal for everyone to pick up trash when out on the water.
Legendary long distance stand up paddler Bart de Zwart just finished up the MR340, a 340-mile paddling race on the Missouri River, and he just set the new record for fastest time, beating the previous record by a whopping 10 hours! Here he recaps the race and how he got to the finish.
As we sit in the heat of downwind season we've decided to compile a list of the top must-do downwinders around the world. We teamed up with the crew at SIC Maui who've built some of the best downwind boards on the market, so they know a thing-or-two about a good downwind run when they see it.
Learn about the development process of Pau Hana's new Ricochet Impact Resistant technology for stand up paddle boards. SUP shaper & designer Todd Caranto describes the process and inspiration behind the development of the Ricochet board, (Impact Resistant Technology).
Supconnect is excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Editor’s Choice Awards! This year is even better than 2015 and we’re thrilled to reveal not only the 2016 nominees but also introduce a brand new category! Read more…
For the first time in its 18 year history, stand up paddlers have been invited to compete and participate in the in the 2016 Yukon River Quest. In the first year of being invited to the Yukon River Quest stand up paddle boarding (SUP) will be in the event as an experimental category and has attracted some of the world’s most renowned adventure and endurance stand up paddlers.
The GoPro Games really outdid themselves with the stand up paddle events this year. The number of competitors was higher than any previous year having close to 100 SUP athletes registered for the event. They spiced things up with the start for the SUP Cross event and they kept the crowd on their feet with the SUP invitational event.
The very exciting and highly anticipated GoPro Mountain Games are this weekend and it’s going to be a weekend filled with thrills, spills and excitement as the perfect way to kick into gear for the summer SUP season. Here we dive into the games and describe the event location, courses and contenders! Check it out:
Today, Jobe Watersports launched its Summer Job of a Lifetime Contest, which will send two winners on a stand up paddle boarding (SUP) road trip around the Western United States this summer.
Badfish is excited to announce the addition of Natali Zollinger to Badfish’s roster of Pros. Natali has been paddling Badfish boards off and on for the past couple of years and is not just a strong paddler, but a remarkable ambassador for the sport of stand up paddling.
For expert paddlers or those looking to dip their paddle in the water for the first time, the sixth annual Northwest Paddling Festival is THE place to be to get started for a summer on the water. Held at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7, the festival is the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.
The 6th Annual Golden Games is scheduled to take place May 20th-22nd, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. The Golden Games was recognized by Elevation Outdoors as the “Best Paddling Event in the Rockies” – 2016! Learn more about the sixth edition of this awesome event!
The MR340, a 340 mile paddling race on the Missouri River will take place on July 19th, 2016 and no female has ever crossed the finish line. This year, Lauren Rodriguez will attempt at being one of the first, if not the first, female to finish this race and all alongside her team of eight including Shane Perrin, who once held the World Record for longest paddle in 24 hours. As only one of two females entering the race this year Lauren is determined to not only cross the finish line but to also raise funds and awareness for GoRedforWomen.
In 2014 Nick Robinson paddled 32km down the Guadiana River and loved it so much, that he vowed to do it again. In 2015 he created the "Guadiana Challenge" and asked 12 stand up paddlers to come with. 18 willing paddlers clamored to join him. Now this year more than 70 paddlers from all over Portugal and Europe will paddle down alongside Nick from the picturesque Alentejan town of Mertola and onto the Algarve's jewel of the river, Alcoutim.
Between April 8 and 13, 2016, London’s waterways will host recreational paddlers collecting rubbish from canoes, paddle boards and kayaks all in a bid to raise awareness of the plastics pollution problem and to clean London’s waterways.
Stand Up Paddling is a fast growing sport and local authorities in Slovenia, a picturesque country in Middle Europe, spotted an easy way to collect some quick and easy cash. Being resourceful, they just skipped businesses as planned on the Californian coast and want to collect directly from paddlers to avoid the middleman. Slovenian paddlers are outraged at these new rules and fees and are fighting back with protests against the new rules. Read more...
On a sunny February day in northern Oregon, paddle boarders and kayakers meet on the Hood River. There is a camaraderie between river people. Water levels are up and the call for paddling the “backyard run” has been made. For many of these paddlers, this is a daily run. A short shuttle from the town of Hood River for 14 miles of continuous Class III+ whitewater hurdling down a forested canyon before its confluence with the Columbia River Gorge.
2015 was a stand out year for the young Mo Freitas. Mo traveled across the globe and was a top performing athlete in practically every race in which he participated. To get the perspective from a top stand up paddle professional athlete on the best SUP events in the world we called up Mo and talked to him about his top SUP event picks for 2015 and his reasoning behind his picks.
Starboard SUP announced this week that they will be launching a new initiative – growing the National Grassroots Team Program in the USA by enlisting 100 new Brand Ambassadors. “We see a lot of potential in the US market,” said Starboard CEO and brand visionary, Svein Rasmussen, “…and it all starts on the front lines with passionate locals who, like us, want to take SUP to the next level".
17-year-old Elle Chase isn’t like most juniors in high school. Elle is a full-on SUP businesswoman with her extremely successful stand up paddle and kayak rental and sale business, Chase Crew, located in Ottertail, Minnesota.
The 4th Annual Chattajack paddle board and kayak race is set to go off this weekend and it's guaranteed to be a great race and bigger than ever. The Chattajack is a 31-mile SUP/Kayak race in Chattanooga, Tennessee with the Chattajack course running the length of the Tennessee River gorge.
Australian Beau Nixon recently went on quite the adventure with his family while visiting the U.S. Beau and his family took a 10-day, 193km paddle down the Green River in Utah. Watch his journey and see what adventures he and his family faces while on the river.
Following the tragic events that took the life of paddler Andres Pombo in the days leading up to the 2015 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, SUP athlete and enthusiast Brett Downen gives his take on why wearing a leash and a PFD on the Columbia Gorge is not only a good idea, but an absolute necessity.
Steeve Fleury and Robert Etienne went on a inspiring SUP expedition Saturday June 13th 2015. They crossed the line of the Bol d’Or with some 500 sailboats to make through an epic day on lake Léman, marked by many challenges. Read more about the expedition here.
The Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) has recently announced the dates and opened registration for their annual 2015 SUPIA SUMMIT. SUPIA is the trade organization that handles all businesses of stand up paddle boarding.
The 2015 Supconnect Awards in partnership with the AWSI and presented by Turtle Bay is extending the voting period for the 2015 Editor's Choice portion of their awards. The Supconnect Awards started in 2010 as a way of recognizing individuals that made exceptional contributions to the sport. As such, it’s the world’s first and original awards in the stand up paddle industry.
In case you missed the television broadcast of the 2015 Payette River Games you're in luck because we've got the video broadcast here for you! Watch this full replay of the Payette River Games TV broadcast that aired on CBS Sports Network.
Meet the Co-Founders of Pitaya Plus, the newest superfood to hit the market. Pitaya, similar to the popularized super fruit Acai, is rich in antioxidants, packed with powerful Vitamins C and B and active enzymes but is lower in sugar and calories than Acai. When not operating out of La Jolla, California, Co-founders Chuck Casano and Ben Hiddlestone can be found enjoying the coastal waters of San Diego paddle boarding and surfing.
If you were unable to make it to the Payette River Games this year, fear not because it will be broadcast on CBS Sports this Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 12:00pm EST. One of the Presenting sponsors of the event, Werner Paddles provided excellent inside coverage of the event adding to the awesomeness that is the Payette River Games.
There is only one week left in the SIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) Charitable Acts contest where the winner receives a SIC X-12.6 Air-Glide inflatable stand up paddleboard.
After a wild three days of competing in Cascade, Idaho, the Payette River Games have wrapped up. As an event that attracts open ocean racers and world class surfers to river whitewater, PRG is a celebration of elite stand up paddling diversity. Read the wrap up and results from the 2015 PRGs here.
Oregon based paddler Dan Gavere, a world-class kayaker, made the transition into a pioneer river and whitewater SUP master. Here, he sits down with team Starboard for the latest installation of Tiki Team Talk.
It's here. The 3rd annual Payette River Games, with the largest prize purse in stand up paddling at $50,000, takes place this weekend at the famous Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho. Here's what you can look for at this year's event…
The Payette River Games will be this weekend, June 19 - 21 and you can bet that the world's best stand up paddlers will be there to fight for their piece of the pie. Werner Paddles athlete, Fiona Wylde, will be one of those elite racers to run the river and in the video below, Fiona talks about her passion for stand up paddling and why Werner Paddles is the fit for her.
As usual, the Vail Valley Foundation put on a great event this year at the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games and Badfish/Boardworks athletes dominated the SUP events, taking 10 of 15 possible podium spots in the SUP events. Check out this awesome highlights video from the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado June 5-7 2015.
In just a few weeks the highly anticipated Payette River Games will cause a stir in beautiful Cascade, Idaho. In this video by Pau Hana, you will see all of the SUP events at the PRG14 and some heavy hitters who showed up to be a part of the fun! Check it out and get psyched for the event this year!
As a SUP athlete I love events that test my skill on the water and push my abilities to new levels. I want to be as well rounded of an athlete as I can be. This event is growing every year and hosts races that test your SUP skills on many levels. This review is based upon my racing experience and is my personal opinion.
Are you ready to have the best summer of your life? Come have a blast with Cody! We are looking to hire upbeat, outdoorsy and fun counselors to care for our campers. The incumbent will plan, direct, and implement activities in his or her area of expertise and coordinate the activities into the entire camp program.
River SUP pros Dan Gavere, Corran Addison, Adam Cumming, Chris Emerick and Harmony Dawn star in a new film from Waterlust.org that dives into the exciting sport of White Water SUP.
In recent years many schools across the United States have been adding specialized physical education courses (PE) that directly involve water sports. One of the more popular courses being offered along the coasts have been surf PE and in Dana Point, California high school teacher Rick Stinson has started the first SUP High School PE class.
If you are a fan of the hottest and fastest growing water sport in the world, then Friday May 1st 2015 is a date to mark in your diary. It’s the official launch of the SUPfm podcast, an online radio series devoted to stand up paddle boarding (SUP).
BOTE Boards and SweetWater Brewing Company have teamed up to raise funds for Waterkeeper® Alliance – an organization dedicated to the protection, preservation and rights to clean waterways.
You may remember the insane story that we shared in January called Paddle Boarding Among Icebergs. This was an epic short documentary shot in the iceberg-ridden Lake Michigan and the photos and video from the film were stunning. Well, we're pleased to say that Seth and fellow photographer Josh Nowicki are at it again, this time with a quick and fun video called "Iceberg Golf."
In 2011, Falcon Guides published an instructional guide to SUP called The Art of Standup Paddling. The original had chapters on buying boards and paddles, water safety, etiquette and the history of standup paddling - where did it come from and where is it going?
FCS SUP has just announced that they are giving away FREE GEAR! That’s right, free gear! All you have to do to have your chance at winning some gear is to enter your name and email through the FCS SUP Giveaway campaign located on FCS SUP’s Facebook page and like FCS SUP on Facebook.
A project that has been two years in the making is finally complete. The film Can I Surf That follows the journey of four water women with an insatiable appetite for whitewater SUP and adventure.
2015 will see the worlds first SUP and Surf Coaching and Development conference. The aim is to professionally update existing coaches, share ideas and develop together regardless of existing affiliations or associations. It is a unique opportunity for not only coaches, schools, clubs and professionals to come together but also those looking to develop their skills.
First Waves, a program that teaches teens about standup paddle boarding, filmmaking, video technology, and using digital media to generate awareness and inspiration for waterway conservation is set to premiere first film.
The 2015 Payette River Games have officially opened the gates for athletes to register for their event, June 19-21 at Kelly's Whitewater Park.
Gabriel Gray, and expedition paddle boarder, took an expedition trip with Boardworks teammate Jessica Cichra and professional photographer, Desiree Gardner, on their stand up paddle boards down the Apalachicola River to help raise awareness for our Nation's rivers.
The Payette River Games have just released their 2015 race course information with course changes and board restriction rules. Take a look at what to expect for this year's race below.
Payette River Games is proud to announce the addition of Dan Gavere to our team.
The ladies of 'Can I Surf That' have released the official trailer teaser to their film that has been two years in the making.
At the end of each year, SUP athlete and enthusiast, Anthony Vela, gives us a list of his Top 10 picks for events that occurred in 2014.
Aaron Koch describes a trip down the Santa Maria River in Mexico.
In what can be a classic case of Sunday Fun day, a man attaches a chair to a paddleboard and cracks open a beer while being towed by a speed boat on the Canning River in Perth, Australia. Take a gander if you’re in for a good laugh.
Boardworks Surf athlete Mike Tavares just put out a rad video with him and Dan Gavere surfing behind a sternwheeler on the Columbia River Gorge.
Beau Nixon is at it again with his Australian standup paddling travel adventures. He just released this new adventure from his three day paddle downstream on his Naish Inflatable SUP along the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia.
SIC Maui is excited to announce they are currently in search for two youth athletes to join the SIC family as members of its SIC Junior Development Team with their SIC Grom Search.
Last week we reported that Glide SUP athlete Shane Perrin would attempt the World Record for longest paddle in 24 hours. After his successful attempt, we had a quick chat with Shane to talk a little bit about his new world record.
This weekend, Shane Perrin will attempt to set the Men’s SUP distance 24-hour record. On May 10th of this year, Shane set the current Men's SUP distance 24hr record at 95.6 miles.
12 year old Badfish SUP team rider Miles sticks a body varial 180 to swtich shuv-it on the Scout Wave in Salida, CO.
Boardworks SUP to Debut at 2014 Paddle Expo with System X Distribution. Boardworks Surf will be using System X Distribution to distribute Boardworks Inflatable SUP’s and Badfish SUP products to the European Market.
The ‘Can I Surf That’ ladies have been traveling all over North America to surf and paddle the best river waves around. They recently posted a blog where they hang with the crew of Boardworks’ Badfish SUP and surf a wave near Glenwood.
The Source2Sea team have had their epic short film entered as the only SUP entry for the London Surf Film Festival and really need the help of the SUP community. They want to share their short film, spread the paddleboard message and maybe even win the festival.
Beau Nixon takes us on an awesome SUP adventure to discover the natural beauty of a river that is etched in Australian history.
The 2014 Ta-Hoe Nalu Festival was this past weekend and it was an awesome time! Check out the highlight video.
For anyone who missed the action, here's a snapshot of Mike Taveres's run at the Payette Games.
Check out this awesome highlights video from the Payette River Games, brought to us by Boardworks Surf.
After an incredible weekend of competition, Fernando Stalla and Candice Appleby are taking home $10,000 apiece for winning the 2014 Payette River Games - the biggest event of its kind to date.
The 2014 Payette River Games kicks off today, bringing an eclectic cast of the world's best paddlers to Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.
Naish Athlete, Kai Lenny, got a taste for SUP River Surfing and Racing this weekend at the 2014, GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado.
This weekend (June 5-8) the Go Pro Mountain Games will rock Vail off its tent pegs, bringing 53, 000 spectators and roughly 3,000 athletes to Colorado for the biggest and best mountain sport and lifestyle celebration in the USA.
Watch this harrowing video of Fletcher Burton attempting to SUP down the South Silver Creek in California
Supconnect shines the spotlight on one of our new contributors, Bradley Hilton.
'Can I Surf That?' is a women's SUP film project focused on surfing the biggest and best river waves this continent has to offer.
New Boardworks Surf SUPs are designed specifically for Wake SUP Surfing! check out the awesome SUP video.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) will host the second annual Tuck Fest, a three-day festival that celebrates the active, outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music April 25 – 27, 2014.
In June 2014, the world’s best stand up paddlers will descend on Sleepy Cascade, ID to compete for the largest purse in Stand UP Paddle history $50,000.00.
Boardworks Surf is excited to announce the addition of 4 new Boardworks Team athletes to the family for 2014 in Florida.
Bad Fish team rider, Claire Chappell, talks us through some of her favorites spots around the Mid West.
Today we've got a spot review on Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park, written by Bad Fish team rider, Claire Chappell, who's been taking advantage of some great inland river waves.
Alex Mauer has been hard at work, training for his upcoming World Record attempt. Here's an update on his progress.
CARLSBAD, California - Boardworks Surf announced today that Michael Tavares has been named as Stand Up Paddle Team Manager Team.
Rivers For Change will host their second annual Paddle Sport Ultra-Marathon, the California 100, this coming Memorial Day Weekend. The race starts in the foothills of Mount Shasta, underneath the Sundial Bridge in Redding, and follows the Sacramento River 100 miles to the vibrant town of Chico.
DENVER, Colorado - Supconnect cathces up with Alex Mauer, who is training for a World record attempt for the longest time spent surfing a wave.
SAN DIEGO, California - Every so often a picture winds up in front of us that leaves the whole Supconnect team scratching their heads.
SAN DIEGO, California - There is big news afoot for competitive paddlers and enthusiasts. On December 31, 2013, the Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association will become "a unified voice for stand up paddle athletes, while also representing the interests of stand up paddle board officials, sponsors, media, consumers and manufacturers."
LAKE ONTARIO, Canada - Let us introduce you to Cameron McCreath, possibly the most hard-core SUP fan we've encountered. On a monumentally cold day in December, fueled by the stoke of watching the Pipe Masters webcast, he decided to suit up and take on his home break.
DENVER, Colorado - Colorado's favorite stand up paddler, Alex Mauer, recently set his sights on a very unique challenge that is set to put himself int the history books by setting a new world record for the longest time spent surfing a wave.
Boardworks teams up with Save the Flows in a campaign at Outdoor Retailer to save the Colorado River, and there's incentive for doing so like winning a new Boardworks SUP!
Have you heard the news? It's twofold! Shane Perrin - The Stand Up Guy - has a new board company partnership with Glide SUP and is about to paddle 3 combined back to back expeditions!
Recently some paddlers feared that SUP could become banned from Dillon Reservoir regarding a wet suit requirement controversy. However, after a meeting this past Tuesday with the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC) everything is looking very positive for the committee and stand up paddlers alike. Read on to watch local news coverage! (Photo by: www.tenmilecreekkayaks.com)
Stand up Paddle seems tailor made for a town like Dillon, Colorado. All you have to do is look at the photos on their town website to know that you have found somewhere special to SUP. However, can the town leadership of Dillon and the growing stand up paddle community come together to find a solution to all of their needs?
On June 26, 2012 Ben Friberg set out on the Yukon River in Canada’s Yukon Territory to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) as far as he possibly could in 24 hours. This fall there will be a full film released about the journey and here is the teaser...
Get ready for one of the most fun SUP events of the year! The Boardworks Weber River Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross is less than a week away and the slots are filling up!
Ben Friberg sets Stand Up Paddling Distance World Record on the Yukon River in Canada’s YukonTerritory. He paddled 238 miles (383 Kilometers) in one day (24 hours) on June, 27th 2012. Read on for all the amazing details!
Boardworks Surf's Weber River SUP Race 2012 is just a few weeks away and it will be packed with action, setting up the stage for the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, the outdoor's industry largest gathering.
Just yesterday around mid day pacific standard time, Ben Friberg journeyed out on a 24 hour SUP adventure to paddle as far as possible in 24 hours. Find out how he is doing and how far he has paddled.
Nick Troutman, a former World Freestyle Champion, and Dane Jackson, a freestyle kayak wunderkind, continue to showcase how stand up paddle boarding offers incredible cross-training benefits even for world-class athletes in other sports.
Summer paddling is underway in Colorado and the Boardworks Surf is making a splash across the state with the “Show Up & Blow Up” SUP demo tour, hosting stand up paddling demos, clinics, and competitions at three prominent river festivals in Colorado: CKS Paddlefest (Buena Vista), FIBArk (Salida), and the Gunnison River Festival.
Boardworks SUP is pleased to announce the return of the Boardworks Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross, a really fun, high octane, fast & furious technical race down Utah’s Weber River.
If you are in Asheville, North Carolina this week consider a trip out to Nantahala Outdoor Center for the Freestyle Shoot Out and Demo Days on April 20th to the 22nd .
Now that winter is long gone in the southeast, the Boardworks whitewater Tour is under way. The first competition/festival along the way is always fun because you get to shake off all of the winter blues and get back into the swing of things and this year started with a bang. With the introduction of the Boardworks Tour this year, there was a ton of excitement in the air as we arrived in Alabama.
This one of a kind Polynesian themed extravaganza will feature surfing contests, music, food and product vendors, costumes, a hula contest, limbo events, a Goof Board competition, a floating parade of rafts punching the monster wave/hole and the world’s best river stand up paddlers displaying their paddling prowess on the snowmelt swollen Colorado River.
After joining up back in July of this year, Boardworks and Badfish have been working hard to advance the technology of whitewater SUP. Now, they have announced the new inflatable MCIT stand up paddleboard to be offered in 2012.
Slater Trout and Nikki Gregg win the Boardworks sponsored H2O Overdrive Weber River SUP cross, the first whitewater Stand Up Paddle event of its kind in Utah, giving the name “Show Up and Blow Up” a whole new meaning.
Dave Cornthwaite checks in with SUP Connect and while taking a much needed break from his daily paddle, he sits down to answer some questions about his journey.
Tahoe SUP has become known for both its pioneering efforts and distinctive product line. In a time when stand up paddle boarding was seen purely in terms of surfing, Tahoe SUP not only had the vision to identify the inland potential of the sport, but also to rollout a full product line specifically tailored for the touring market.
The modern recreational explosion of standup paddling has completely revolutionized the way in which everyone (and I mean, everyone!) can interact with bodies of water, wherever they may be found.
To begin their fourth consecutive show at Outdoor Retailer, Boardworks Surf hosted its’ Second Annual Weber River Run on stand up paddleboards. With the growing interest in SUP, there could not have been a better way to launch into the show week.
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