Anyone who has already gained experience in surfing, rafting, or other water sports will probably remember the initial challenges. So it sounds almost absurd that Stand Up Paddling is much easier,sector 9 longboards review especially since the art is to move in a surf-like posture. But don’t worry: Riding a Stand Up Paddle Board is actually not a big challenge, which is ensured by the high tilt stability and the optimized buoyancy.
This is how you get started with Stand Up Paddling!
Every beginning is difficult? Only if the wrong framework conditions are chosen. So you should make sure before the first exit that you choose as windless and summery atmosphere as possible for the entry. This should also apply to the water surface. Calm waters are best suited, where there is enough space available and which are still not deserted. If the board is lowered to the water, it is recommended to swim away from the shore with it first. If the depth of the water allows safe jumps, these are ideal conditions to climb up to the Stand-Up Paddle. It is best to choose the longitudinal side, which appeals to you in terms of body feeling.
The right technique for the Stand Up Paddle Board
Once the ascent to the SUP board has been completed, the next grip leads to the paddle. This should already be well placed on the board so that you can reach it without much effort. Now the motto is to adopt the loosest possible standing posture, as this is fundamental for balance. The ideal center of gravity is located in the middle of the board, where the carrying strap can also be found. At this height, the feet should be placed apart in the direction of travel and hip-width. In a light squat and with a slightly forward-stored posture, it is possible to take a secure stand. Due to the high intrinsic stability of the Stand Up Paddle for inflating, you can now concentrate on the movement of the water. Wave movements cannot easily throw the rider and board out of balance. This should always be taken into account so as not to cramp unnecessarily as soon as the board starts moving on its own.
The acclimatization takes about 10 minutes! On the first tour, it takes between 5 and 10 minutes to get used to the unique feeling of standing on the water. The entry phase should therefore be planned from the outset and not be irritated by slight fluctuations.
How to hold the paddle in your hands
When standing up paddling, it is important to take both hands on the paddle. While the upper hand occupies the grip of the pressure arm, the other part of the arm acts as a pull arm. This is placed about shoulder-width under the upper hand on the spar in order to be able to perform an optimal pulling movement. The pressure arm takes over the role of the direction sensor and at the same time serves as a counterpoint to transfer the force to the paddle with the pull arm. Together with the upper body, which actively integrates itself into the movements, this creates a perfect triad to move efficiently through the water with the Stand Up Paddle Board.
Propulsion and gliding movements in the Stand-Up Paddle
Now it is time to perform uniform movements on each side. This is best achieved at a slow pace, at which you can better estimate the effort required. The so-called propulsion comes from rotational movements of the upper body, which always work in the training cycle. The SUP board now glides through the water and the paddle stroke decides on the direction and the pace.
Tips for riding the Stand-Up Paddle:
When standing upright, most of the force can be applied to the paddle. The stronger and more even the stroke on both sides, the better the Stand-Up Paddle Board glides through the water. More power and a stronger train favor brisk locomotion. But with Stand Up Paddling, the motto is “In the calm lies the power”, which is especially important for the gliding phases between the paddle strokes. Without much effort, you glide comfortably and thoughtfully through every body of water.
Yoga and fitness exercises on the Stand Up Paddle Board
Anyone who has already gained experience in surfing, rafting, or other water sports will probably remember the initial challenges. So it sounds almost absurd that Stand Up Paddling is much easier, especially since the art is to move in a surf-like posture. But don’t worry: Riding a Stand Up Paddle Board is actually not a big challenge, which is ensured by the high tilt stability and the optimized buoyancy.
Simple yoga postures include:
– Half the prevention from a standstill
– Raised greeting posture in a vertical standing position
– The deep lunge
– So-called warrior positions
– Cross-legged / lotus seat
Targeted muscle training can be realized in the form of squats, push-ups, or sit-ups and supplemented by further training sessions.
Fancy even more fitness exercises? In our sports category, there are inexpensive treadmills, weight benches, ergometers, indoor cycles, elliptical cross trainers, and vibration plates.
Buy Stand Up Paddle: What to consider
If you are thinking about buying a Stand Up Paddle Board, the following questions will help you choose:
I.How often and in which waters should the SUP board be used?
A robust design with drop-stitch technology is recommended for versatile use.
II.Who uses the Stand Up Paddle?
This is mainly about the load capacity of the board.
III.What transport and storage options are available?
A Stand Up Paddle Board for inflating can be carried as hand luggage and can be stored in any room to save space.
IV.How is the sports and leisure value to be classified?
If smaller or larger tours are planned, an integrated luggage net proves to be a real gain, because here bags and Co. can be carried without water contact.
V.How important is a stable water situation?
In order to be optimally protected against tilting and shaft movements, an optional 3-fin system ensures the right balance.
Buying Tip Stand Up Paddle: Versatile applications promise Allrounder SUPs, long range electric scooters which are inflatable and have a good water position in every body of water with their stable design. This is exactly what all our Bluemarina Stand Up Paddles are designed for.