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Choosing a Stand-Up Paddle. #sup   #aquabound   #standuppaddle  
A lot of attention and tons of articles are dedicated to how a person should go about finding the right SUP board. And rightly so. However, just like any paddle sport, if you're paddle is weak, it doesn't matter how nice your boat or board are. The paddle you choose can truly impact your SUP ...
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STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING BASICS

SUBMITTED BY ANDREWS ON WED, 09/16/2015 - 13:13

Stand-up paddleboarding in it's entirety, is an awesome experience. It's easy to learn, great for exercise, involves nature, can be very therapeutic and enjoyed with friends, kids, or alone. Many have found the board to be a great platform for yoga, making the sport as intense or relaxed as you like.

The basic concept is to stand on a paddle board, similar to a surfboard, and glide across the water while using a long stand-up paddle (SUP) to steer and propel.

SUP Tip 1: While paddling, stay engaged through the core, keep knees slightly bent, shoulder width stance, and most importantly, stay relaxed! Take deep breathes and remain calm. The calmer you are, the easier it is to keep the board stable, and the easier it is to move and sway with the water.

STANDING UP ON YOUR PADDLE BOARD:
1. Find some calm water for starting out.
2. Climb on the board, facing the nose, kneeling in the center. Keep your knees about shoulder width apart. Place the paddle across the board in front of your knees (far enough in front of your knees so you can easily/comfortably grab or rest your hands on the paddle).
3. Take a deep breathe, relax, feel the water - take a look around at the surroundings. Feel free to paddle around on your knees for a while or even sitting.

4. From kneeling, gently roll your toes under, place one foot on the board and then the other. Grab the paddle while standing up. SUP Tip 2: Rest your hands on the paddle while rolling your toes and planting your feet. Keep your knees bent, feet shoulder width apart, stay relaxed, take a couple more deep breaths and have fun!

SUP Tip 3: As the board planes, it becomes more stable. One option is to take a few strokes while kneeling then stand while the board is planing.

NOW TO GET MOVING. THE FORWARD SUP STROKE:
1. Stay relaxed and keep the knees bent. This will keep the body from becoming rigid and locked, allowing for better balance and and more mobility on your paddle board. Use the bent knees to feel the board moving with the water.

2. Stretch the lower arm out and use the top hand to guide the paddle. Place the blade in the water a comfortable distance out in front, next to the board. SUP Tip 4: The bend in the paddle blade should be away from you, extending the reach of the paddle further in front of you. Here's an example of this, as sometimes this can seem counter-intuitive: https://aquabound.com/stand-up-paddles/sizing-guide.

3. Pull through the water, bending at the waste. Stop when the blade reaches your feet. Pull the blade out of the water and reach again. Be patient - no rush - just relax and enjoy cruising across the water.
Stand-up paddles should be your height plus 6 to 12 inches depending on your type and style of paddling. As a general rule, use this guide to choose the correct length stand-up paddle for you. Stand-Up Paddling - Getting Started on the Water. Place your feet approximately shoulder width apart in ...
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Need help deciding what paddle to use? Here's a great article from Coastal Georgia Kayak Fishing's Trey Leggett... http://www.coastalgeorgiakayakfishing.com/2012/03/what-are-you-paddling-about.html
For many years kayak anglers have wondered about what style of kayak paddle they should use. There are many different kinds of paddles on the market and you just scratch your head when contemplating o...
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WE WANT YOUR VIDEOS! Aqua-Bound® is having a contest to get the best kayaking trip videos possible. Send us your videos using Aqua-Bound paddles and the best video gets a FREE Aqua-Bound paddle of their choosing! ANY PADDLE!

How do we pick the winner? It’s simple…the video with the most “LIKES” on Facebook…wins!

*All posted videos will be re-posted to the Aqua-Bound YouTube channel
**Contest ends July 5, 2012
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Our AquaBound.com blog now has the capability to upload photos...so what are you waiting for? http://www.aquabound.com/blog
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This is why Dee Kaminski fish's... Native TV 'Fishing with Dee and Vicki'
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Absolutely amazing shot from ProStaff member Collin Carlson! Check out Collin's website http://finpusher.com/
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Choosing a Kayak Paddle #aquabound   #kayakpaddle  
If you are new to kayaking or would just like to learn more about some of the different types of kayak paddles, this is a great place to start. You can also benefit from talking with others who have paddling experience and knowledge. After doing some research, if you can have the opportunity to ...
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How to make a smooth wet exit from a sea kayak...Great video from our friends at PaddlingTV... Making a Smooth Wet Exit From a Sea Kayak
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Kutos to our ProStaffers from Kayak Fishing U, Benton Parrott & Brendan Bayard for a great Paddle Palooza this weekend http://www.facebook.com/KayakFishingU#!/KayakFishingU
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Wisconsin is about more than just cheese! We also make the world best paddles. Aqua-Bound "Cheese" booth at Canoecopia (Q11)!
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Headed to Canoecopia 2012? Be sure to LIKE the Canoecopia Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Canoecopia and check out the Aqua-Bound booth!!!
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