It’s not every day you find a solid racing board for a good price. The hardest part at times when pocketing out some green to further complete your collection of boards is justifying to your husband/wife/friends why this board is key to benefiting your paddling life. If that wasn’t the case then all of us would be building an extra garage to hold our plethora of boards!
Consider the problems no more! Imagine owning a new racing board possibly only for $100 and the money you spent on it goes to a good cause, eliminating all haze you may get towards throwing another board on the wall! Ben Baecker a local paddler and organizer of the Bambu Bash in Belton Texas has done just that by deciding to raffle off his custom carbon fiber Black Box Paddle Board. All proceeds go towards an 11 month long mission trip Ben leaves for in September called The World Race.
Tickets are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100.
The board will be raffled off in person at the Bastrop SUP Cup August 15th. www.facebook.com/bastropsupcup. You do not need to be present to claim the board if you win. Tickets are for sale now through the 14th of August on Ben’s support blog at
http://benjaminbaecker.theworldrace.org and will be sold in person at the SUP CUP. To purchase tickets through Ben’s blog click the orange ‘Support Me’ tab at the top right of his page. This will lead you to a safe online donation sight where you can type in the amount you wish to give. While filling out the info needed be sure to include your email address so I can respond to your donation and assure you I received it and acknowledge the number of tickets you bought. Physical tickets will not be handed out but simply your names and emails will be written on a card/cards pending the amount you buy and placed in a bucket to be drawn from the day of the race.
Now for the good part. The board! Matt Campbell and the boys at Blk Box surf have been shaping Great Lakes surf boards for years. Since turning their sights on paddle boarding their business has expanded rapidly. Blk Box stand up paddle boards are among the winningest SUP boards in the Midwest Race Series and have caused ripples that can be felt on either coast. It is a 14’x25’’x6.25’’ single fin, Carbon Fiber board weighing in at 21lbs and covered with a 3D foam pad. It has placed 2nd at the Colorado River Ramble and craves to build up water miles with it’s future owner. In the picture you will see a haze strip across the bottom of the board. While in transit from Minnesota to Texas it fell off the rack resulting in a hairline crack in the resin on the bottom of the board and small puncture hole on top of the face. All fixed and inspected by a professional so don’t let that scare you away! (Raffle includes board bag).
For any further questions email Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to follow along on his blog throughout the next year to see pictures and stories from his journey around the world! Happy paddling!