Inflatable Paddle Board

This summer, let us play something different—paddle board. When mention to paddle board, maybe some friends will be confused it with surfboard, although paddle board looks like surfboard a bit, the paddle board is not surfboard.

The easy control and diverse ways of playing makes the water sport, paddle board, popular around the world. It is a healthy aerobic experience, which is suitable for all ages, and beginners.

 

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What is paddle board?

Paddle board surfing(SUP) is also known as stand up paddle board surfing. In the beginning, surfing coach intended to manage many students by standing on the paddle board, in order to have a better view, and observe the surrounding environment, which included the swell coming from a distance,

The source of paddle board

The paddle board is originated from paddle board surfing in Hawaii, USA in the 1960s. In recent years, it has gradually become popular all around the world. SUP paddle board has become one of the most popular water sports. The full name is Stand Up Paddle, or SUP for short, so paddle board players are SUPER!

The paddle board has gradually become popular in China in recent years, because it is simple and easy to play, with various playing ways, lying down, kneeling, sitting, standing, jumping into the water to swim at any time.

Because the specialty of its high participation and low threshold, even the novice players can play it immediately, and the players include all ages, even your pets can join it.

The paddle board is wide and thicke, so it has more buoyancy, making it easier for players to grasp the balance, and it is also equipped with paddles, so you can experience the fun of paddling on various water surfaces.

 

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Take your friends with you, enjoying the sunshine, nature, and you can have your whole body exercised, which is an interesting thing.

The volume and the weight of the paddle board.

It depends on your shape and weight.

If the displacement of the board does not match your weight, your board will not be able to drag you out of the water.

The volume and load capacity of the board are two very important reference factors when choosing a paddle board.

Volume:

The volume of the board can be expressed in liters. The buoyancy generated by the volume of the board makes the board capable of carrying heavy objects. The larger the volume of the board, the greater the weight it can carry.

A short board can have good buoyancy if it is wide and thick. Similarly, if the long board is narrow and thin, the buoyancy will not work. So, if a 200-pound surfer wants to surf, he can choose a short board with good operability but a relatively large volume (wide and thick).

Loading capacity:

Each board has a certain load capacity. It is very important to know the load capacity of the board. If your weight is too heavy for your board, your board will have a very deep draft and it is not easy to water ski.

The equipment of the paddle board

A set of paddle board sports equipment is divided into:

The paddle board [The paddle board is divided into ALL-ROUND, SURF, TOURING, RACING, YOGA, Inflatable, you can choose according to your needs]

Caudal fin [Caudal fin can increase water control ability and stability]

Sheath [The paddle of the water ski usually has a sheath in the center of the pole to increase its strength.]

Paddle rod [It is appropriate to choose paddle that is 15-20CM higher than the players.]

Foot rope [the foot rope can connect you with the paddle board, which is convenient for fast boarding when falling into the water. At the same time, the buoyancy of the paddle board itself ensures the safety of the player in a certain extent.]

Life jacket [Check if all functions are complete before launching, avoiding slack, safety first.]

The shape of board

When choosing a paddle board, you must consider: where to go, leisure or racing, novice or veteran.

The experience of playing different types of paddleboards is also different. As the saying goes, a worker must first sharpen his tools if he wants to do his job well.

Short board (below 2.8 meters)

It is suitable for surfing. Compared with the longer board, the shorter board has better operability. Generally, children’s surfboards are below 2.4 meters.

 

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Medium board (2.8 meters -3.7 meters)

It is the ideal size for multi-function boards. You can glide on the lake or simply surf on the sea.

 

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Long board (3.8m-4.3m)

It is suitable for competitions and water hikes. The speed of the long board is faster than the short and medium board, and it is easier to slide straight. If you are interested in participating in competitions or hiking, you need a long board to race, or glide long distance to reach your camp.

 

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Wide board (80cm or wider)

The wide board is more stable than the narrow board, and it is easier to stand. But the speed will be slower than the narrow board.

 

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Narrow board (74cm-76cm)

The speed of the narrow board is faster than the long board, but the stability will be worse.

 

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The ways of playing

The skills of standing up

If you play it for first time, it will be better to choose calm water, without boats and floating objects around.

In the beginning, you will find it is easier to kneel on the board rather than standing up.

 

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1: The board is placed on shallow water, standing next to the board, the paddle is leaning on the side of the board like a standing paddle, and the paddle leaf is inserted into the water.

2: Two hands hold the middle part of the edge of the board, and one hand always holds the paddle.

3: Kneeling on the middle back of the board, put the paddle flat on the paddle board.

4: Kneel and feel the balance of the board. Making the head of the board will not tilt up, and the tail will not sink into the water.

5: Hold one side of the board firmly with hand to stabilize it.

6: When you feel it is ready, stand up with one foot first, then stand up. The standing position is where you kneeled. Of course, you can also bring a friend to help you hold the board and make you stand up.

The skills of paddling

1: When you are sliding on the right, your right hand holds the lower part of the paddle and your left hand holds the upper part of the paddle.

2: The camber of the paddle head is facing away from you. At first, your vision maybe feel something unreasonable.

3: Keep your arms straight, using your body to paddle.

4: When paddling, push down with the upper hand.

5: First, insert the paddle into the water, and then pull it down to the place of the ankle to get out of the water.

6: You can take it slowly at the beginning, it is not necessary to use a lot of effort.

7: At the beginning of the paddling, use a small supporting force to paddle, which will make your strokes more effective and farther.

8: If you want to keep straight, take turns to paddle on both sides, and change each side every 4-5 times.

9: Don't forget to change the up and down positions of your hands when you are paddling, changing sides.

The posture of paddling

 

Standing up when paddling

 

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1: Keep your feet as balanced as possible, shoulder-width apart, standing on the middle of the paddle board.

2: Keep your feet forward, knees bent, and back straight.

3: Use your hips to keep balance, not your upper body.

4: Keep your head and shoulders straight and stable, using your hips to adjust your body position.

5: Look forward, do not just stare at your feet.

Sitting when paddling

 

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1:Novice's posture, keep the best balance, and play with the nearby fish.

2: Straighten your feet to ensure the smoothness of paddling.

3: Sitting while paddling is relatively easy, just keep the center of gravity on the middle of the paddle board.

Kneeling when paddling

 

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1: Keep the balance, maximize the use of core strength, speed and passion!

2: Kneeling on the board with both knees, adjust your position as needed, until you feel the board is stable enough.

3: Keep your head and shoulders straight and stable, and use your legs to adjust your body position.

Sitting when paddling

 

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1: Life does not need paddles, it relies on both hands to wave, man and board as one, fasting forward

2: Put your body on the middle of the paddle board, start paddling with both hands, and start your performance

Lying to relax

 

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1: There is no most leisure, only more leisure

2: Come to the "Ge You Lie" paddle board one time, the whole sky is in front of your eyes.

After you have mastered your balance, you can start to enjoy the fun of water skiing.