If you are interested in paddle boarding and are looking for the best performing paddles available, then you would have heard of QuickBlade and their mad scientist of a founder Olympic canoeist and world famous paddle-boarder, Jim Terrell.

At The SUP Company we're thrilled to be able to the opportunity of a QuickBlade Test Centre where you are able to demo the QuickBlade V-Drive and Trifecta in a selection of sizes, constructions and shafts in Southampton on either the River Itchen or our lake.

While we take time and care in preparing a range paddle reviews, we understand that purchasing a paddle is something that most would like to consider and test for themselves. Our QuickBlade Demo Centre gives you the opportunity to find what model and importantly blade size works best for you.

View the QuickBlade paddles available to try here


The SUP Company QuickBlade Test Centre works by offering one hour slots which you can book any day of the week between 1000 – 1600hrs (last booking is 1500hrs).

During your time you can try the range of paddles on offer.

We do make a small charge of £25 per person (payable at the time of booking) for your hour, however this is 100% refundable should you go on to purchase a paddle from ourselves.

Also prior to letting you out on the water, we will need to see a recognised form of photo id such as a driver’s license or passport.


Simply make your booking request with at least 24 hours notice by phone on 02380 172189 or email at help@thesupco.com , and list paddles you would like to try. We will then be able to confirm availability and make your booking for you.

We will then send you an email to confirm your booking along with directions and details for parking.

Please note that demand is very high at weekends, so we highly recommend making your booking as soon as possible.


The range of paddles available at the QuickBlade Test Centre currently is –

QuickBlade Trifecta 86 Carbon blade on a Carbon Round Shaft – on 2 piece adjustable shaft

QuickBlade Trifecta 96 Vector Net blade on a Carbon Round Shaft – on 2 piece adjustable shaft

QuickBlade V-Drive 81 Vector Net on a Carbon Round Shaft – on 2 piece adjustable shaft

QuickBlade V-Drive 91 Cabron on a Carbon Round Shaft - on a 2 piece adjustable shaft