Once the basics of how to paddle board have been mastered we can begin to add a little more power to the stroke. In this video SUP technique expert Sam Ross demonstrates how to improve your paddling and increase your speed across the water.
The main thing to remember is that the board moves past the paddle so the most important thing is to place the blade where you reach.
The entry of the paddle is called the ‘catch’ and we need to make sure we bury the blade here. Keep the paddle vertical. The more the top hand is over the bottom hand the straighter the board will go. Lastly, make sure the blade comes out of the water at the feet. Drag will be created if you go past the feet.
Video produced by http://www.globalshots.co.uk
Featuring Sam Ross http://www.sam-ross.co.uk
Watch the whole “How To Paddle Board” series here – https://redpaddleco.com/uk/know-how/sup-tuition-videos/
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