A Shout-Out to a Great Company
About a month and a half ago, D bought me a stand-up paddle board from a friend of ours. He was willing to sell us the paddle too, but it didn't meet D's standards for something that would last here. D wanted something sturdy but adjustable, and definitely carbon fiber so that we wouldn't have to worry about rust. Well, it turns out that there's lots of paddles like that but none of the companies that sell them were willing to ship to us. Except for one little place in Austin, Texas: DickieBoards. They make one board and one paddle, and after a few emails, they put a paddle in the mail for me. It got here safe and sound two weeks ago and I've been using it every chance I get.
If you're looking for a new board or paddle, check out DickieBoards. They're a good company making a good product, and I think you'll like their gear.