#SUPtipTuesday Tip #22
Today's #SUPtipTuesday is "put the whole damn blade in the water!!!" Even when you're tired, even when it's choppy. The one thing you should never sacrifice about your stroke is the catch. Even if you can't reach far, your catch should still be solid. Put the blade all the way in the water ALWAYS before initiating the pull. You're going through all the effort to take a stroke regardless, and if you didn't set the blade, it's just going to slip backwards, cavitating.. so you're wasting energy, you're NOT efficient. Reach and power will come with time, start with efficiency for now. #tuesdaytip #tiptuesday #tip #tuesday#getsalty #saltlife #education #learn #sup#SUPtip #standuppaddle#standuppaddleboard #standuppaddling#standuppaddleboarding #supgirl
You bought the whole blade, you better get your $$'s worth!!
This is why some beginners feel like they are "faster" with a bigger blade. Its just a cover up for poor technique. When you put the blade in the water it should feel like concrete, it should feel hard. This is easily accomplished with a smaller blade, the smaller blade will also benefit times when you need to have a higher cadence.
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7. Try a Band for engaging your lower body
8. Tape your Paddle
9. My All-Time favorite: THE LOW BRACE!
11. Never get between the board and the beach
13. Punching out - weight distribution
14. Getting back in through the surf
15. Re-Coil a stretched out leash
16. Eat the COOKIE
19. Balance lateral strength
20. Be the FEMBOT
21. T-Spine Rotation
22. Put the BLADE in the water
23. Wear sun protection
24. You can do anything
25. Long Slow Paddles
26. Long Slow Paddles, Part 2
27. PLAY (1-legged-turns)
28. Max Heart Rate
29. Pack your Paddles
30. EZ Fin Screw
31. Staggered Stance on Race SUP
32. Don't get Bogged down (the tap-tap stroke)