Amazing Jax Trailer Ambassador in Canada!

Hello Jax Trailer! 

So I'm two blocks away from English Bay Beach here in downtown Vancouver & I just got back from a morning paddle at a busy time. You'll love this one!  I swear at least 20 people approached me to ask about your trailer! I took the time to SELL, SELL, SELL! I even gave a demo and let people pull in around to see how AWESOME it is! I was sure EVERY TIME to say Jax Trailer and informed people to find you on Facebook or search for Jax Trailer on Google. My pitch line was, "I HATE carrying my board and the Jax Trailer is SO easy to use and effortless! It makes my time out even more enjoyable! Jax Trailer!"

LOL! LOL! Too bad my wife wasn't there to film me in action! LOL! LOL! 

Thanks for your fantastic customer service & most of all thanks for your awesome trailer!!!!

Sincerely,

Graham 

Happy Customer in Zurich, Switzerland!

Dear Jax Trailer,

As you can see on the photo, your trailer works very good. I use it to transport my race sup to the border of the river rhein. it takes me 10 minutes to walk and I have to overcome an difference in height of 750ft. but its no problem at all.

I'm very happy with your trailer, it's a simple but well designed product and easy to use.

Sup training in Switzerland is hard at the moment, because the water temperature is around 6° Celsius, therefore you have to weare a full dry suit for safety reasons. Carrying all the clothes is much more exhausting than the board.

Greetings from Zurich,

Cheers 

Philipp

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3 Tips for Choosing and Handling a SUP Board

With Standup Paddle growing faster than majority of the water loving community could have expected... We feel the need to share a few tips and recommendations when you go to purchase your next SUP board, paddle or accessory. The majority of us don't stop to think how we will transport our paddle boards to our favorite paddle destination. Below are a few options that just might make that trek slightly easier. 

For all those people who have been introduced to Stand Up Paddle but have been intimidated by choosing and moving the large boards, have no fear... Below are a few tips that will help you out! 

Choosing a board: 

*  We recommend taking your time choosing the right board and test out different sizes. Try boards that belong to others or by attending a SUP board demo.  Many of the local retailers or SUP speciality shops will have information on when demo days are taking place.

 *  While testing the boards consider your weight, height, and how stable you want the board to feel. A safe width for beginners is 31" inches and wider. 

 * When purchasing a board consider the type of paddling you are most interested in. Will you paddle flat water versus surfing, touring, or river SUP? The board types vary depending on the water conditions. Speak with an experienced paddler and spend enough time doing personal research on what will best suit your needs.

Tip # 1 : Using a board carrier can be a great help to SUPers of all ages !

Transporting the Board To and From the Water:

*  Once you feel that you have found your preferred board

(or at least the right fit for your current needs), take the time to see if you have the strength to carry the board for a short distance by practicing over the soft sand or grass where little to no damage will occur if the board is dropped.

*  If you find that the weight is to much to handle, look into using a SUP board carrier such as Jax Trailer, Big Board Schlepper SUP Carrier, or the SUP Wheels.

Loading the Board On and Off the Car:

*  Having board racks on your car, or at least soft racks (which are removable board carrying systems that allow boards to be transported on cars over short distances) so will enable you to travel with your board(s) much more easily. 

*  Make sure that you also have quality tie down straps such as those offered by FCS SUP.  This will help ensure that your board doesn't fall off the car and cause some serious damage. 

*  The guidance from an experienced paddler when it comes to lifting the board onto the car and also for ensuring that the board is safely secured to the top of the car is worth the time. The small details such as having the fins at the front or back of the car, and wether to place the board right side up or upside down can make a difference and vary from board to board.

The name of the game, if you're new to SUP, is to ask for some help.  Nothing will top the knowledge and comfort gained by working with an expert in these areas until it becomes natural.  Then, pay it forward and help the next new SUPer get their start.

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Epikoo.com Features Jax Trailer Launch

Epikoo put together a fantastic feature article sharing our unique story with the stand up paddle community. A product born in the garage that meets each paddlers needs when it comes to transporting their board.

Carrying a large SUP board from the vehicle to the water without hassle seems to be a problem for merely every SUP fan. If you can’t get your vehicle close enough to the waters edge, you’ll probably get tired carrying the board or you damage it unintentionally. George Jax has come up with a solution to fix this problem: the Jax Trailer.

The Jax Trailer was created after almost two years of research and development. George designed this special SUP carrier in his garage. The prototype was crafted from scrap metal, some hardware and wheels from his daughter’s bike. The prototype has been refined with the help of his son Kyle and it will be available soon on the market. The Jax Trailer is easy to use, light and can carry the board and paddle without hassle on all terrains. It keeps the gear safe from damage and the rider in shape for a great session.

Here’s what George and his son think about it: "We are very passionate about the stand up paddleboard industry and support the progression of the sport. Our biggest supporter is Joe Bark, iconic paddleboard shaper and industry leader. Joe said that, 'The Jax Trailer is the best stand up paddleboard carrier I have seen' […]Our competitors have all designed their products to carry the board flat, forcing the user to pull or push the board with their fingertips. Being paddlers ourselves, we found that type of carrying position to be quite uncomfortable. Transporting a SUP should be identical to carrying a surfboard under your arm. A stand up paddleboard after all is just a scaled up version of a surfboard, not a kayak. Furthermore, the Jax Trailer has superior construction with quality materials to guarantee that it's a reliable product."

Joe Bark together with the Jax family will be present at the Battle of The Paddle in Southern California at the end of this month and if you are there you can see the “SUP wheels” at work. Until then, you can check the Jax Trailer in action in the clip below and find out more info about it on the Jax Trailer website.

New story about Jax Trailer in Outdoor USA Magazine!

Outdoor Magazine put together a great article telling the story of our new product for all standup paddle board enthusiast. 

"After nearly two years of development, a new SUP carrier enters the market under a new brand, Jax. Behind the Jax brand is SUP enthusiast and founder George Jax and son Kyle Jax, co-founder. The two innovators felt that many existing carriers on the market shared a common design flaw—they forced the paddler to carry the board horizontally. George explains, “Carrying the the board flat forces the user to pull or push the board with his fingertips. Being paddlers ourselves, we found that type of carrying position to be quite uncomfortable. Transporting a SUP should be identical to carrying a surfboard under your arm; so we designed the trailer to fit the board vertically.” For more information visit: jax-trailer.com.

Jax Trailer makes its debut to the SUP World!

Sup Connect were the first to feature us on their site and the response has been incredible. Please read the article below. 

"TORRANCE, California - After almost two years of research and development the Jax Trailer is ready for the SUP world! 

The Jax Trailer was developed to solve a major problem that most stand up paddlers deal with each time they head out for a paddle. That problem is carrying the large stand up paddleboard from the car or home to the waters edge without getting a kink in the neck or throwing out a shoulder.

George Jax had exactly that problem.  He is an experienced waterman but a paddler who was simply tired of of transporting the board on his head or by the awkward handle every time he headed out to SUP. Carrying a paddle along with his board only added to the frustration and fueled a desire to solve the problem.

With serious motivation, George began working on a solution from his garage and the first SUP board trailer prototype was created with a combination of scrap metal, some hardware and training wheels from his daughter’s bike. After that, improving his invention became an obsession and when his son Kyle returned from college this past May he too got right to work in developing the final phases of the product.

"We are very passionate about the stand up paddleboard industry and support the progression of the sport," said George and Kyle.  "Our biggest supporter is Joe Bark, iconic paddleboard shaper and industry leader. Joe said that, 'The Jax Trailer is the best stand up paddleboard carrier I have seen.'”  But why is that?  Why does Joe Bark consider it the best?

George and Kyle explain that, "Our competitors have all designed their products to carry the board flat, forcing the user to pull or push the board with their fingertips. Being paddlers ourselves, we found that type of carrying position to be quite uncomfortable. Transporting a SUP should be identical to carrying a surfboard under your arm. A stand up paddleboard after all is just a scaled up version of a surfboard, not a kayak. Furthermore, the Jax Trailer has superior construction with quality materials to guarantee that it's a reliable product."

This is definitely great news for the SUP community.  The Jax family and Jax Trailer will be attending the Battle of The Paddle in Southern California at the end of this month with Joe Bark and his team. Meet them there to test one out or make a purchase.  It's also possible that you could be a lucky attendee who might even walk away with one at the end of the day.

For more information about the Jax Trailer and to get a better look go to: http://www.jax-trailer.com/or leave a message here: http://www.jax-trailer.com/contact/

Are you excited about having help getting your SUP board to the water?"


What can help me carry my Standup Paddle Board?

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Carrying your standup paddleboard from your car or home to the beach, lake or river is a task most standup paddlers have overcome with creative carrying positions. It begins with carrying the board by the handle with the paddle in the other hand. Most of us can only carry our board with one hand for a short period of time before switching sides. After both of our hands give out we decide to balance the board on our heads with the paddle grasped within our fatigued fingertips. There are the few that decide to give themselves a decent neck ache after balancing the board on their left or right shoulder as their head is kinked to one side or the other.

Although all of these unique carrying positions may work, there are products designed by standup paddleboard brands that completely relieve this agonizing issue.

One of those products is the Jax Trailer. When we began our journey developing this unique product we pinpointed a few major problems that needed to be addressed when an individual carries their standup paddleboard.

  • ·      The major problem for most standup paddlers when carrying their board is coping with it’s weight.
  • ·      The second problem we believed that needed to be addressed was usability or carrying position.
  • ·      The third problem that all standup paddlers deal with is carrying their paddle along with their board.

Add wind to the equation and carrying your SUP goes from daunting to impossible.

We set out to build a product that would solve all the problems above, be extremely easy to mount and remove, lightweight, compact, roll across multiple surfaces with ease, durable, stable and provide the right amount of protection for any type of board. After spending countless hours in our garage toying with different materials, machinery and processes, the Jax Trailer was born. 

Best new SUP Carrier on the market.