VMG Battle of the Brands
 
Welcome to the new version of Battle of the Brands presented by our good friends at VMG Blades. After our pre-season reset, we’ll now be ranking the best-performing board manufacturers based only on results from Season 2017.

Updated May 23rd after round 8 of 33 (SUP Race Cup)
Next round: Hossegor Paddle Games in France (EuroTour) on May 27th/28th
(view the full Season 2017 schedule)
See “Notes” for more info on the new leaderboard

 

#
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Brand
Points
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Results
Team
1-Starboard512.15+105.0019Baxter (5), Wylde (4), Hönscheid (5), Booth (5)
2-NSP253.08+41.139Puyo (3), Grant (3), Hansen (2), Lier (1)
3+3Infinity174.02+54.0813Appleby (3), Trout (4), Gomez (4), Walkerdene (2)
4-1Sunova138.73-5Casey (3), Margetts (2), Anderson (1)
5-1Focus130.13-5Freitas (5)
6-1Naish129.59-8Steinfath (2), Hill (3), Reickert (2), Gilbert (1)
7-Mistral104.85+11.106Teihotaata (2), Ebb (2), Ribeiro (1), van Malsen (1)
8-ECS78.00-2Black (2)
9+5Fanatic74.42+16.367Arutkin (4), Cyprien (2), Auber (1)
10+342573.45+13.655Cronsteadt (3), Bennett (1), Buillard 91)
11-240469.02-7Ching (2), Hopper (3), Brito (1), Yasu (1)
12-2JM68.75-3Dews (3)
13-2Hobie62.30-4Zilg (1), Letourneur (1), Alston (1), Obra (1)
14-2Brian Szymanski60.00-1Anderson (1)
15-F-ONE57.86+6.646Riccio (4), Palenuela (1), Diaz (1)
16+3Riviera48.21+6.664Howson (2), Yokoyama (1), Chiara (1)
17+4RRD48.08+27.834Molinero (2), Marconi (2)
19-2ONE47.18-7Baker (1), A. Jackson (1), Jensen (3), P. Jackson (2)
18-2JP47.18-4Martins (1), Kaneko (2), Kosterlitz (1)
20-2SIC45.12-4Hattingh (1), Kerbox (2), Menelau (1)
21-1Blue Planet38.45-5Lee (2), Judson (1), Jaggers (1), Ho'omaikelani (1)
22-BIC29.68+13.605Vitry (3), L. Teulade (1), J. Teulade (1)
23-Brawner10.50-1Benitez (1)
24-YOLO4.90-1Fletcher (1)
25-Sawarna3.80-1Yoshida (1)
31-Surftech0.00-0no results
30-Rogue0.00-0no results
29-New0.00-0no results
28-Laird0.00-0no results
27-Kundaka0.00-0no results
26-Coreban0.00-0no results

 


Team VMG: 323.53 points (+73.91)
Michael Booth (5), Terrene Black (2), James Casey (3), Georges Cronsteadt (3)

 

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NOTES

A quick guide to how this new ‘Season 2017’ leaderboard works:

– Only results from 2017 are counted
– Only paddlers ranked inside the top 100/top 50 are eligible
– Maximum four riders per team; minimum one male and female athlete (or in other words: maximum three male athletes per team)
– Points: Combined results from top ranked team riders based ONLY on results from Season 2017 so far
– Results: Maximum of 20 results per team (maximum top 4x team riders and maximum best 5x results per individual team rider = maximum 20x total)
– Team: The top ranked team riders based on results from Season 2017 so far (brackets denotes number of individual results so far this year)
– “no results” means a team has at least one athlete ranked inside the top 100/top 50 but they haven’t yet scored results in Season 2017